Manufacturing Execution System Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Manufacturing Execution System Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Manufacturing Execution System related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Manufacturing Execution System specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Manufacturing Execution System Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 993 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Manufacturing Execution System improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 993 standard requirements:

  1. Why should you take months to custom-design something in your MES system when a proven and more complete software package already exists and can easily be integrated?

  2. Are most companies that are successful in improving ability to see flow centric information getting that visibility with bolt-on solutions to ERP and MES systems?

  3. Do you have sampling, weighing and measuring infrastructure in place at the appropriate places to measure each material stream within the different processes?

  4. Have required investments for technology development, to mature design and manufacturing related technologies, been identified and funded?

  5. How much money does your organization save if you eliminate unexpected machine downtime due to jobs running longer/shorter than expected?

  6. What is the best strategy in terms of organizational, marketing and technical tactics on how to create, market and sell a MES offering?

  7. Does the supplier have the ability to deliver a complete, ready-to-run virtualization solution consisting of all required components?

  8. How do you make sure your enterprise and supply chain management are as flexible as possible and meet highly dynamic market demands?

  9. Is it difficult to respond to data requirements in terms of production performances, deadlines compliance, and quality management?

  10. Can a spreadsheet support multiple scheduling methods as forward scheduling, backward scheduling, and just-in-time scheduling?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Manufacturing Execution System book in PDF containing 993 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Manufacturing Execution System self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Manufacturing Execution System Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Manufacturing Execution System areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Manufacturing Execution System Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Manufacturing Execution System projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Manufacturing Execution System Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Manufacturing Execution System project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Human Resource Management Plan: Do people have the competencies to meet the strategic objectives?

  2. Schedule Management Plan: Does the time Manufacturing Execution System projection include an amount for contingencies (time reserves)?

  3. Lessons Learned: How much flexibility is there in the funding (e.g., what authorities does the program manager have to change to the specifics of the funding within the overall funding ceiling)?

  4. Risk Audit: Improving fraud detection: do auditors react to abnormal inconsistencies between financial and non-financial measures?

  5. Quality Management Plan: How does your organization use comparative data and information to improve organizational performance?

  6. Procurement Management Plan: Does the resource management plan include a personnel development plan?

  7. Planning Process Group: Explanation: is what the Manufacturing Execution System project intents to solve a hard question?

  8. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its system for recruiting the best staff possible are appropriately effective and constructive?

  9. Schedule Management Plan: Can additional resources be added to subsequent tasks to reduce the durations of the already stated tasks?

  10. Requirements Management Plan: Is requirements work dependent on any other specific Manufacturing Execution System project or non-Manufacturing Execution System project activities (e.g. funding, approvals, procurement)?

 
Step-by-step and complete Manufacturing Execution System Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Manufacturing Execution System project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Manufacturing Execution System project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Manufacturing Execution System project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Manufacturing Execution System project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Manufacturing Execution System project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Manufacturing Execution System project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Manufacturing Execution System project with this in-depth Manufacturing Execution System Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Manufacturing Execution System projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Manufacturing Execution System and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Manufacturing Execution System investments work better.

This Manufacturing Execution System All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.