Integration between ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and MES (Manufacturing Execution System) systems and PLM systems enables the management of manufacturing processes and the seamless sharing of data between these operational systems.
ERP/MES integration can involve the following aspects:
Data Sharing: The PLM system shares design data, manufacturing-related information, and other relevant data with ERP and MES systems. This integration ensures the flow of data from the design phase to the production phase. It enables design changes to be automatically reflected in manufacturing processes and facilitates the feedback of production data to the design phase.
Inventory and Material Management: ERP/MES integration facilitates data sharing for inventory management and material requirements. The PLM system transfers material needs and stock levels to the ERP system based on design data. This ensures the timely procurement of the right amount of materials and optimizes inventory management.
Production Planning and Tracking: ERP/MES integration enables data synchronization for production planning and tracking. The PLM system transfers design and production data to the MES system, facilitating the planning and tracking of manufacturing processes. This integration allows for more efficient management, monitoring, and revision of production processes.
Quality Management: ERP/MES integration supports quality management processes. The PLM system integrates design data into quality control processes and enables data sharing with the quality management system. This allows for direct association and tracking of quality controls, test results, and other quality data within the PLM system.
ERP/MES integration enables data sharing and synchronization between PLM systems and operational systems. This integration aims to enhance the effective management of design and manufacturing processes, ensure data integrity, and increase productivity.

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