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What IS The Business Value of MES?

by Rick Franzosa  |  September 29, 2016  |  Submit a Comment

Gartner, in conjunction with MESA International (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) have been asking this question in an annual survey, with results that have helped our clients focus on best practices that are most likely to help them achieve desired results.

Technology moves forward, and MES practitioners and users alike are now faced with a dizzying array of future possibilities, from MES in the cloud to Industrial IoT to Smart Machines to Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) to the lofty goals of Industrie 4.0 and similar initiatives.

This Gartner/MESA research has been the backbone of our research in the Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) space, and every year brings its own set of revelations.  A few examples:

This morning, we launched year #5 of this annual survey. As I reported earlier this year, in the aggregate scores for achievement of business value have not been stellar, so what are YOU doing differently to achieve business results?  Here is your chance to get your voice heard and become part of this important research.

If you are a manufacturer, please take 10 minutes out of your day and complete this survey.


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Rick Franzosa
Sr. Director Analyst
5 years at Gartner
35 years IT Industry

Rick Franzosa is a Sr. Director, Analyst in Gartner's Supply Chain Research organization. Mr. Franzosa is responsible for Gartner's manufacturing technology systems research. He works with vice presidents and directors of manufacturing, business process experts and enterprise architecture and IT roles supporting manufacturing operations. He also works with providers of technologies and services for manufacturing operations. Read Full Bio

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