By David Butcher
There is a longstanding perception among manufacturers that a manufacturing execution system (MES) is the most direct path to a fully paperless shop floor. However, for most production environments, the barriers to adopting a traditional MES have kept many organizations from digitizing and automating their manufacturing environment.
Today, new manufacturing technologies are providing smarter, faster, and more affordable paperless shop floor opportunities than traditional MES.
We review commonly perceived barriers to adopting a traditional MES solution and how the path to digitization in manufacturing is easier than manufacturers might think.