Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are control systems for managing and monitoring work-in-process on a factory floor. An MES keeps track of all manufacturing information in real time, receiving up-to-the-minute data from shop floor machines, robots and employees. MES systems are able to gather and coordinate the operations of a plant and provide measurable information.

MES operate across multiple function areas, for example: management of product definitions across the product life-cycle, resource scheduling, order execution and dispatch, production analysis for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), and materials track and trace.

OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is a metric for measuring and monitoring how efficient your manufacturing processes are. It is commonly used as a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) in conjunction with LEAN manufacturing efforts to provide an indicator of success.

SteepGraph Systems can provide solutions for measuring overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) by capturing operation status of CNC machine’s in real time and provide management dashboards related to machine utilization, job status and manufacturing Performance. Further HMI devices and hand held devices can be also deployed for information exchange with shop floor personnel.