Today’s e-Commerce systems are applying pressure on the manufacturing industry. Shorter lead times, smaller production runs, just-in-time inventory and build-to-order are all manufacturing operations’ nightmares. Worse, with ERP, CRM, APS and SCM, each application provides significant content but it is very difficult to make them all work together. The Manufacturing Execution System is the glue that turns all the pieces of the puzzle into one solid solution. Manufacturing Execution System accomplishes this by becoming the source of real-time production/fulfillment data and the central data source.

Manufacturing Execution System applications effectively fall into the following areas:

_ Enterprise system integration

_ Production tracking w/genealogy

_ Real-time Inventory Management

_ Manufacturing operations management

* (ERP - enterprise resource management, CRM - customer relationship management, APS - advanced planning and scheduling, SCM - supply chain management).

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