MES and ERP for Plastics Companies
Plastics companies comprise two worlds that are dependent on one another but frequently separate: production and corporate management. Each uses its own particular IT systems and bases its decisions on different information. A problem that has a number of implications. Hermann Stehlik, Vice President Central Europe at Epicor, explains how integrated, yet independent Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) can, in combination, offer totally new prospects for management control, cost reduction and customer focus.