Critical Manufacturing has been named as a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in its 2021 Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). According to Gartner, “there has been a fundamental shift in the MES market, driven by evolving technologies that challenge the MES status quo and driven by vendors with the agility and talent to accelerate the adoption of those technologies.” Critical Manufacturing believes that its modern MES delivers on the new capabilities and technologies needed for manufacturers to gain rapid benefits from their smart manufacturing initiatives.
Companies were assessed on numerous criteria including ‘Completeness of Vision’ and ‘Ability to Execute’. Critical MES capabilities include Production Management, Quality Management, Data Management, Regulatory Compliance, Analytics, Production Equipment Integration Architecture, Enterprise Integration Architecture, User Experience, Deployment Option Variety and Ease of System Upgrade. Gartner noted that there had been a shift in interest in MES in 2020, with more concern about innovation at scale and so added a new criterion of ‘Enterprise’ to this year’s evaluations. MES is now very much considered as an enterprise solution that should be capable of implementation across multiple sites.
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