Manufacturing execution system (MES) is a factory floor information and communication system with several functional capabilities.

It includes functions such as resource allocation and status, operation/detailed scheduling, dispatching production units, document control, data collection and acquisition, labor management, quality management, process management, maintenance management, product tracking and genealogy, and performance analysis.

It can provide feedback from the factory floor on a real-time basis. It interfaces with and complements ERP systems.

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