Meeting the manufacturing challenge

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Publication date: 1 December 2004


Globalization has created an increasingly competitive environment in which manufacturers are racing to provide customer‐specific, innovative, and cost‐effective products. One strategic tool that has been seen by many as key to managing these demands, by helping manufactures to leverage real‐time plant‐floor information and so deliver the increased flexibility, visibility and manufacturing control needed, is manufacturing execution systems (MES).



(2004), "Meeting the manufacturing challenge", Strategic Direction, Vol. 20 No. 11, pp. 28-30.

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