Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Solutions
Your Trusted Advisor for MES Vision, Selection, Development, and Support
MES systems exist to allow businesses to maximize the return on their assets by delivering critical information that can be used to make real-time production decisions. Since 1996, Flexware has been integrating MES systems and helping manufacturers realize the business benefits of more efficient operations through a focus on integrating critical enterprise systems.
Custom Manufacturing Software
Some operations and leaders prefer a custom approach to MES solutions as most Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions end up highly customized anyway.
Legacy Software Upgrades
Cutting-edge hardware and best-practice programming standards to increase productivity and help you get the most from your processes.
Production Dispatching and Scheduling Solutions
Build a comprehensive scheduling and dispatching system that allows real-time prioritization and exception handling.
Integrated Real-Time Labeling
Ensure accurate flow with on-demand and real-time printing on Work in Process (WIP) and finished goods.
Production Tracking, Track & Trace, Traceability
Be confident in automatically tracking your products’ history by creating a digital record of production.
OEE and Performance Monitoring
Predict when equipment needs preventative maintenance and optimize production with real-time OEE insight.
Data Historian Strategy and Implementation
Make faster, smarter decisions and stay ahead of performance by collecting and processing high volumes of industrial data.
Recipe Management & Execution
Increase yield, improve quality, and manage changeover more efficiently with automated recipe management.
SPC (Infinity QS)
Meet high standards of quality and uniformity with industry-leading SPC implementations.
MES Technology Competencies
MES Case Studies
Ignition OEE & Track and Trace | Food & Beverage
Flexware Innovation collaborated with a large popcorn manufacturer in Northern America over the course of several years for controls related support, but in 2016, through a unique value-add opportunity, Flexware was able to help one of their newest manufacturing plants better identify downtime root causes and provide insight to production efficiency.
Custom Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Development and Deployment | Discrete
In late 2019, Flexware Innovation collaborated with a Swedish-based worldwide leader in automotive technology to solve major pain points from an outdated Manufacturing Execution System (MES) within one of its subsidiaries, who delivers brake assembly solutions via 9 manufacturing sites. With SparkMES™, a scalable and fully customizable MES solution developed by Flexware and powered by Ignition, this customer greatly improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
MES Office Hours
It’s not a case study, but perhaps one of the best ways to learn is through Flexware’s “MES Office Hours” series of meet-ups. We’ve been involved in every aspect of manufacturing execution systems since 1996 and are offering this virtual meet-up to freely share some of what we’ve learned during this time. This complimentary conversation will provide you with insights, direction, and help you avoid costly mistakes that are far too common. Select one or more of these recurring, virtual Office Hour meet-ups.
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What Flexware’s clients are saying…
Flexware Innovation helped educate us on the benefits of MES. We chose to implement a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) MES product with a global professional services firm. Our experience with the larger firm, and the resulting solution we have today falls short of meeting our needs. We are now partnering with Flexware for future phases of our MES design and rollouts. I am confident that we would have been much further ahead if we would have partnered with Flexware 3 years ago.”
- IT Manager, Discrete Manufacturer
Our company has had a long history with Flexware. Flexware delivered many successful HMI/SCADA solutions in our facility in the late 1990’s. Most recently, Flexware is delivering a full MES solution to our facility and is instrumental in the start-up of 2 brand new manufacturing lines. Their technical expertise, vision,
and work ethic are second to none.”
- MES Program Manager, Discrete Manufacturer
We partnered with Flexware Innovation because of their expertise in the field of MES, their relationship and involvement with MESA, and their familiarity with ISA standards in this area. Flexware helped us articulate our requirements by educating our teams on what MES is, and how it can benefit our business. We believe it has been a great benefit to have a trusted advisor looking out for our best interest throughout this process. Our selection process has been very enlightening and educational due to help we received from Flexware's professionals."
- Director of Manufacturing, Life Science Manufacturer