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Manufacturing execution system software

Adopt a smart manufacturing approach to achieve full visibility and traceability of your production. Optimize your manufacturing processes to ensure better production efficiency, sustainability and regulatory compliance, quality and safety.

Advance your manufacturing execution and operations

Managing and optimizing production processes is more challenging than ever as customers demand highly complex, sustainable and often customized products. They want them delivered faster, while still maintaining competitive pricing and premium quality.

You are required to adapt your production to address these requirements as well as disruptions, such as supply chain shortages. If you operate with manual processes and isolated systems — which reduce your visibility of production information — achieving such flexible manufacturing execution and operations becomes a daunting challenge that can severely set back your efficiency and profitability.

Reduce time-to-market by implementing integrated processes and communications and by eliminating manual entry. (Deoleo)

Leverage a single source of data to improve accuracy and efficiency. (Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery)

Eliminate paper-based, disjointed processes to ramp up production efficiency and lower production costs. (Meccanotecnica Umbra S.p.A.)

How can you maximize your operational efficiency and continue delivering value to your customers and business?

Implement a manufacturing execution system (MES): a comprehensive solution that is aligned with your smart manufacturing principles and enables you to monitor and synchronize manufacturing activities across your plant(s). With MES software, you can gain complete control over your manufacturing processes in real time for more flexible, sustainable and informed production that is adaptive to the requirements you need to fulfill.

What does MES software do for you?

Use MES software to manage, monitor and control production processes across the shop floor. Get real-time information about production activities, resources and materials so you can make data-driven decisions and enhance the quality of your manufacturing operations.

Accelerate with Opcenter Execution, our MES software

Determine and implement the most efficient production sequencing. Track and trace the status of production and disposition of work. Enable rapid and real-time identification and resolution of manufacturing issues. Personalize your solution with low code embedded capabilities to maximize efficiency.

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Operations execution

  • Manage work orders
  • Allocate manufacturing resources
  • Manage materials, formula, recipe and batch management
  • Manage, coordinate and execute manufacturing operations
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Production rules definition

  • Define product bill of materials (BOM) and bill of resources (BOR)
  • Define processes, instructions and production rules
  • Define maintenance modalities and procedures
  • Collect inventory information required to execute manufacturing operations
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Quality control

  • Ensure perfect quality throughout product and production lifecycles
  • Perform integrated quality sampling and testing
  • Track and trace raw materials or ingredients
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards
  • Capture and address deviations detected in inspections or testing
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Detailed scheduling

  • Stay up to date on product and order details
  • Get real-time statuses on production equipment and processes
  • Plan an optimal manufacturing operations schedule
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Data collection and analysis

  • Define KPIs
  • Collect information such as production unit cycle times, resource utilization, equipment utilization and performance
  • Execute performance analysis and reporting

Opcenter Intelligence Cloud free software trial

Start your free 30-day trial of Opcenter Intelligence Cloud — our software-as-a-solution analytics solution that consolidates your manufacturing data into valuable insights to boost your plant efficiency.

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Leading manufacturing execution solution

Siemens Digital Industries Software once again recognized as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Manufacturing Execution Systems

Discover why Siemens Digital Industries Software received high marks for MES customer experience, supply chain strategy and more.

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Digitalizing our production using Opcenter allows us to be more agile and efficient, have greater control of resource management, create transparent communication, reduce costs and guarantee traceability.
Rafael Pérez de Toro, Chief Quality Officer, Deoleo

Implement MES software with support and training

Start your MES journey with ease. Our support and service offerings will guide you along the way.

Personalize your MES solution

Use the power of low-code embedded capabilities, like Mendix, to create unique out-of-the-box solutions personalized for your business needs.

Access training

Adopt Opcenter Execution and master its elements with ease. Get on-demand and instructor-led training.

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Frequently asked questions

MES software serves as a central hub for managing, controlling and optimizing manufacturing execution and processes. It empowers your teams to make informed decisions across the shop floor and address issues in real time.

Many manufacturers still rely on manual processes and paper- or spreadsheet-based methods for manufacturing execution, exposing themselves to countless human errors. These traditional practices make it difficult to keep up with growing customer expectations and demand.

Using MES software can be transformative for your business as it helps you accelerate your smart manufacturing approach. A modern, comprehensive MES solution will take pressure off your teams and enable them to deliver products that are built exactly to customer requirements without compromising on time, quality or cost.

With MES software, you can slash time and costs needed to bring your products to the market, setting yourself up for more success.

Opcenter Execution provides you with complete control over your manufacturing process and enables you to boost productivity, improve yield, lower operating costs and increase compliance. Opcenter Execution empowers you to:

  • Synchronize production processes across the supply chain and optimize production execution
  • Manage and track movement and storage of materials, in-process items and finished products
  • Track and trace the status of production and disposition of work
  • Manage and ensure regulatory and quality compliance
  • Track resource usage, personnel training and certification requirements and orchestrate work assignments
  • Provide up-to-the-minute reporting of actual manufacturing operations
  • Enable real-time feedback and resolution of manufacturing issues

Opcenter Execution is fully personalized and adaptable with Mendix, our low code embedded capabilities. This means that our solution offers more personalized and human-centered operations in a faster, more convenient way. You can tailor user experiences to your business processes and specific industry needs, and take ownership of the UI personalization and co-creation in a fast and agile manner. By doing so, you are able to reduce implementation and maintenance costs and focus on continuous process innovation.

Learn more


On-demand webinar | Leverage low-code personalization for MES software

On-demand webinar | Personalized MES for the automotive industry

Video | Manufacturing execution system and mass customization


Podcast | Sensible digital transformation in manufacturing

Podcast | Technological innovations in the Siemens Opcenter Execution core family


White paper | Transform your manufacturing operations with a flexible MES

White paper | Improve manufacturing efficiency with personalized MES

Fact sheet | Personalized MES for CPG, food and beverage, and chemical industries

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