Automation & IT

MESA Publishes White Paper on Global ‘MOM’ Systems in Manufacturing

By Chemical Processing staff

May 30, 2013

What is the global best practice for manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems and IT architecture? MESA International has developed a white paper that explores the four main perceptions and obstacles that best-in-class companies overcame to gain enterprise-wide acceptance of their MOM systems architecture as a corporate strategy.

The paper discusses four obstacles or perceptions as proof that end user manufacturing technologists and vendors are not progressive in their thinking, but reactive. These include why manufacturers should select MOM rather than an MES, the importance of service-oriented architecture in manufacturing and whether EMI is best positioned against or with business intelligence.

For each of these concepts, MESA explores what they mean and where they fit to expose manufacturing technologists to the concepts and the benefits of accepting and working toward this vision. The paper concludes by evaluating the different integration approaches used over the years and comparing them to the current proposed best-practice and Mfg 2.0 vision.

 MESA produced the paper as part of the MESA/ISA-95 Best Practices Working Group through an international peer review process involving five or more subject matter reviewers. This MESA white paper is also published in the methodology best-practices collection, “The MOM Chronicles: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 3.0.”

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