Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Get control of your shop floor execution with end-to-end inventory traceability, closed-loop quality and a real-time production ecosystem.

Get More from Your Plant Floor

Stay on top of shop floor activities for proactive decision-making, visibility and control at the “manufacturing moment.”

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Plex Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Features & Benefits

Legacy ERP systems are not well suited for manufacturing execution systems (MES) and essentially get the shop floor information post-production – after the fact – which does not provide much opportunity to control the output. The Plex Manufacturing Execution System (MES) picks up where most ERP systems leave off to deliver a unique synergy of real-time production management for up-to-the-minute manufacturing data that enables end-to-end visibility of inventory and is intertwined with quality for closed-loop control. By integrating Plex MES with your existing ERP, you gain operational insight to drive your production facilities rather than after-the-fact operational intelligence.

MES Capabilities

Deploy a cloud-based MES solution into your enterprise ecosystem, to deliver cost effective bi-directional connectivity and control.

Respond more quickly to changes with a common, intuitive control panel that captures real-time production and waste data – at the manufacturing moment.

Wirelessly communicate with plant-floor machines for bi-directional Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) integration.

Utilize work instructions and checklists directly at the workcenter for increased productivity and quality. Drive continuous improvement with automated Statistical Process Controls (SPC) for operational analysis.

Track inventory with end-to-end visibility and high-resolution genealogy – from the point it enters your MES system to the time it ships out the door for enhanced regulatory compliance and traceability.

Utilize in-process control plans and compliance documentation to achieve and maintain industry certifications.

Production Synchronization in the Cloud

Real-time Production Ecosystem

A production hub that connects your plant floor to the top floor for optimized and responsive operations and timely decision-making.

  • A unified production system that seamlessly integrates and co-exists with your enterprise business management applications.
  • Real-time production data with relevant and timely information (such as jobs and inventory) for schedule adherence and adjustments.
  • A common, intuitive control panel to capture real-time production and waste data, for reduction of manual data collection & analysis activities
  • Direct wireless communication with shop floor equipment.


High resolution track and trace to confidently know where all of your inventory is — and where it came from — resulting in quicker traceability and shorter response time in the case of a recall.

  • For every action in production, there is a transaction in the Plex MES.
  • End-to-end visibility with high-resolution genealogy for better inventory management.
  • Precise, real-time inventory tracking to improve inventory accuracy resulting in reduced inventory carrying costs.
  • Inventory traceability from the point it enters the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to the time it is handed over to the enterprise ERP, for enhanced regulatory compliance.

Related Product Lines

Inventory Management

Track and manage your inventory in real time, and stay in control with end-to-end traceability

Production Management

Stay on top of plant floor operations — making the right quantity of the right product at the right time

Quality Management

Maintain superior quality for increased process repeatability and predictability

Plex Manufacturing Cloud Platform

Use these essential functions to get the most from your ERP operations


MES in the Cloud

Find out why the cloud is the best platform for synchronization of MES with ERP.

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Plex MES Solution Overview

Be more proactive in delivering quality products in a timely, cost-effective manner with Plex MES.

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Manufacturing Agility through MES Excellence

Achieve agility with a tight connection between your plant floor and business.

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Why should you choose Plex?

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