Assessing the impact of integrating a MES to an ERP system

Young B. Moon, Varun Bahl

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Abstract

Despite the claims by software vendors on positive values of an integrated MES and ERP system, there has been no systematic study conducted to assess and evaluate the impact of such an integrated system on shop floor operations. This paper presents a simulation study to evaluate the impact of the MES integration with the ERP system on production lead times. First, we describe a methodology of Using a discrete event computer simulation to address an inherent problem of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system of handling uncertainties and unexpected events. Then, simulation study results comparing the performances of a manufacturing system with MES and a manufacturing system without MES are presented. The evaluation metric used in this simulation is the production lead time. However, the results obtained in this study can be expanded to more general situations with different evaluation metrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICEIS 2005 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Pages300-304
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2005 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: May 25 2005May 28 2005

Publication series

NameICEIS 2005 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems

Other

Other7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period5/25/055/28/05

Keywords

  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
  • Production lead time determination
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems

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    Moon, Y. B., & Bahl, V. (2005). Assessing the impact of integrating a MES to an ERP system. In ICEIS 2005 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (pp. 300-304). (ICEIS 2005 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems).