Manufacturing Execution Systems for Discrete Industries

The Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for Discrete Industries Market Research Study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, regional, and most major countries.

Manufacturing Execution Systems Adoption Accelerates to Enable Remote Connected Workers and Increased Collaboration

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Converges InformationToday’s manufacturing execution systems (MES), also known as manufacturing operations management systems (MOM), are a key enabler for digital transformation in manufacturing. With the pandemic came a wave of remote connected workers and accelerated digital transformation programs. ARC is seeing significant growth in the MES market, led by the need for collaboration and intelligence, increasing Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) investments, and end user demand for process flexibility and productivity. MES is strategic to efficient manufacturing. New digital technologies including AI, digital twins, augmented and virtual reality, and new low code/no code platforms are disruptive to manufacturing and are being used with the newer generation MES solutions that are more secure and enable connectivity and enterprise-wide collaboration for today’s more autonomous and digitally driven manufacturing.

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Strategic Issues

Manufacturing Execution Systems Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the Manufacturing Execution Systems for Discrete market research provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Invest in UX

User experience is more important than ever. Companies need to rely on data and make data-driven decisions. Investing in new architectures, databases, and platforms to become more data driven and to meet the needs of the new worker generation with a user experience puts them at the center. And this begins with a top-down data-driven culture that embraces the information that is already available in the data they are collecting. Buyers should eliminate data silos, encourage collaboration, and combine different data types and data sources, whether on-premise or in Cloud deployments.

Make data more accessible in dashboards or reports that enhance the user experience and enable users the ability to make sense of the data and digital thread. 
Use software and applications that enable remote workers and helps make operational data-driven decisions faster and is scalable to accommodate large volumes of data regardless of applications or where it is stored. For example, there are some newer technologies that can access data regardless of where they are stored–on-premise, in the Edge, in the Cloud, etc.

Remember to Consider ROI, and Other Operational Metrics that Measure Value

While most users evaluate ROI using a proof of concept (POC) pilot or use similar projects or other solutions for justification, it is important to work with suppliers who may be able to help estimate ROI using tools that they have developed, based on similar applications. When initiating an MES project, most companies focus on how to justify the capital expense of the solution and try to measure value using examples of similar applications or from a POC. ROI measurement tools and value analyzers can help determine accurate “as is” operational situations and the data can be used to calculate expected or “to be” ROI.

Many of the ROI, utilization, productivity, etc., estimates are based on supplier experience and use cases for similar types of applications. Other suppliers offer services, including Audit or Maturity Assessments, that include stakeholder interviews and analysis evaluating and leveraging actual data and benchmarking the MES applications. Others include modeling capabilities for products, processes, resources, etc., and performance capabilities for production, quality, warehousing, traceability, logistics, etc.

Other companies have models and simulate processes and products. Using this methodology, they evaluate different applications, categorize them into different levels of maturity, and identify key areas of opportunities and potential benefits and may also do “what-if” analysis for various options. When maintenance and overall TCO are added in, the value usually increases. MES implementation and data connectivity can often be a time-consuming bottleneck, especially if the manufacturer has a lot of legacy equipment and many home-grown applications. When connectivity capabilities are built into newer generation MES systems, they can help save as much as 30 percent in implementation costs compared with traditional legacy MES implementations. 

42Q, ABB, Dassault Systmes, iTAC, MPDV, Siemens, General Electric and others offer ROI services and processes to help customers measure and understand improvement opportunities, calculate potential value, and identify where to start. Other suppliers work with consulting partners to provide project ROI based on specific applications or actual use cases and industry benchmarks that demonstrate value. Some suppliers will provide services to dive deeply into operational value drivers. These can help customers develop an ROI for their project.

Invest in Technologies with Measurable ROI

Understanding how users derive business value or ROI for MES applications is important. By investing MES and new technologies, the company enables the ability to obtain better visibility into production and business operations and enables better data-based decisions. Still, it is important to measure the value of all initiatives and innovations to enable an executive buy-in. 

Because of the benefits users obtain from using MES platforms, the market for MES, while changing, will continue to grow. Users report that the benefits of modern data platforms include increased collaboration, better insights, IT/OT convergence, better security, quality improvements, improved regulatory compliance, better production efficiencies, reduced unplanned downtime, better asset utilization, and reduced costs.

Manufacturing Execution Systems for Discrete Industries Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Annual Subscription Yes Yes

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Service Type
    • Implementation
    • Maintenance/Support
    • Software as a Service
  • Market Shares by Functional Category
    • Plan and Schedule
    • Operate
    • Inform
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Household & Personal Care
    • Machinery
    • Medical Devices
    • Plastics & Rubber
    • Printing & Publishing
    • Semiconductors
  • Market Shares by Deployment
    • Hosted
    • Cloud
    • On Premise
  • Market Shares by Customer Size
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts & Histories

  • Total MES for Discrete Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by Service Type
    • Implementation
    • Maintenance/Support
    • Software as a Service
  • Shipments by Functional Category
    • Plan and Schedule
    • Operate
    • Inform
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Household & Personal Care
    • Machinery
    • Medical Devices
    • Plastics & Rubber
    • Printing & Publishing
    • Semiconductors
  • Shipments by Deployment
    • Hosted
    • Cloud
    • On Premise
  • Shipments by Customer Size
  • Shipments by Sales Channel

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market. 

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market History & Forecast Analysis 

  • Market History & Forecast by Country
  • Market History & Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries & currencies included in each region

Country Regional Research Focus Areas

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