With the introduction of Factory MOM, a new bar is set for ERP providers with manufacturing aspirations. It now offers a highly usable, comprehensive suite of manufacturing operations abilities that are purpose-built for the specific needs of food, beverage, and consumer products (CP) companies that aren’t planning to extend their general purpose ERP systems down into the shop-floor environment. It also provides arguably more prepackaged manufacturing operations functionality—finite capacity scheduling, maintenance management, quality management, and operations intelligence functionality, specifically—than the majority of best-of-breed MES products available for manufacturers.
While Factory MOM may be the new kid on the block, its not just midsize manufacturers in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and CP industries that should take notice. Global manufacturers should have a long look as well.