Modern MES: Are Companies Finally Ready for Cloud Options?

For nearly 30 years, companies have used Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) as top level factory control and for bottom level business integration to the plant. While functionality has evolved over the years, innovation in MES has been largely stagnant. Fortunately for modern industrials and manufacturers, no more. Recent advancements and companies’ drive to Smart Manufacturing move operations and technology executives to consider Cloud MES to compliment their Digital Transformation.

Thu, Jan 19, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Join LNS Research as we welcome two recognized thought leaders to discuss Cloud MES:

Venkat Venkataraman, Chief Technology Officer | Bloom Energy
Srivats Ramaswami, Chief Technology Officer | 42Q

During this event you will learn how 42Q forged the path to true Cloud MES as a viable option for virtually every manufacturer. The focus will shift as we learn how Bloom Energy took a fresh look at how to implement MES and the modern Cloud options during the construction of their new plant.

Bloom’s CTO will share the company’s perspectives on Cloud MES:
• Frustration with on premise solutions
• Deployment speed and flexibility
• Infrastructure limitations and requirements
• Initial implementation
• Life with Cloud and more capable MES
• Enterprise-wide deployment

Andrew Hughes, LNS Principal Analyst will add context and industry perspective and will also address issues companies fear with Cloud MES: security, latency, network reliability and failover.

During this 60-minute webcast, you will learn:
• What companies fear most about Cloud solutions and what has been done to overcome those concerns
• Who and what is behind today’s most innovative Cloud MES
• What to look for in deployment
• Things a leading fuel cell manufacturer learned about MES options
• Why they choose Cloud MES, despite common industry concerns
• The industrial manufacturer’s experience in implementation, use and eventual company-wide deployment
• Questions you should be asking, and which concerns are still relevant


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