Differences between Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)



EZ-MES manages facility wide operations & decision making in all types of manufacturing environments. The system delivers information that allows operations staff to optimize their production ranging from initial work orders to either finished goods in inventory or finished good shipment

Manages key organizational data and integrates & streamlines the core functions & business processes of an organization for example:

  • Inventory
  • Purchasing
  • Finance
  • Customer Relations

Improves efficiency and minimizes errors in manufacturing with both pre-defined or customizable reporting and data analysis

Reduce data input, improve overall efficiency and reduce manual errors

Provides a real time highly detailed view of facility wide operations (e.g. inventory, equipment use, staff activity, events, order fulfillment and shipping)

Gives general enterprise-wide view and reporting to allow for better, more informed decision making

Supplier and customer relationships are improved, facilitates improved production scheduling, ability to provide confirmed shipping dates and accurately manage Return Merchandise Authorization and product recalls

Improves collaboration internally and also with both suppliers and customers

Improve product quality & manage scraps/rework, improve cycle time, identify manufacturing issues and bottlenecks, improve customer satisfaction through manufacturing data transparency and ensured product quality and punctual delivery, reduce costs & increase profits

Increases visibility of business operations and effectively control running costs

Tracking manufacturing to the nearest second

Tracking events in hours/days/months or years

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