Manufacturing execution systems interoperability and web services technologies uri icon


  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) rely between the shop floor and many systems that support the operation of a manufacturing enterprise such as Production and Inventory and Enterprise Resource Planning Tools. Interoperability with a multitude of platforms is thus one of the main problems to solve for implementation of a MES. This paper describes a software architecture based on the use of Web services technologies and discusses how interoperability issues are resolved in a much more seamless manner than with other previous middleware technologies. Copyright ¬© 2005 by ASME.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2005