The BellHawk Online Manufacturing Execution System (MES) provides an easy to use and affordable solution for tracking and managing production operations in small and mid-sized manufacturing plants.
MES is especially suitable for manufacturers who make customized products to order, either directly from raw materials, or from a standard set of intermediate materials.
The BellHawk On-Line MES tracks the receipt and put-away of raw materials, their transformation into finished products through a sequence of operations, as well as the picking, packing and shipping of products.
MES enables manufacturing plants to replace their existing use of paper forms with a barcode tracking system and/or upgrade their existing systems to use the latest AIDC (Automated Identification and Data Capture) technologies without needing to replace their existing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or accounting systems.
MES can be used stand-alone or can exchange data existing with accounting, ERP, and other in-plant or Cloud-based systems through its web-services interface.
Using the BellHawk Online MES with an existing accounting or ERP system is much less expensive than purchasing a new combination ERP-MES system. It also avoids changing all your accounting procedures just to add AIDC based operations tracking and management.
MES is the top-of-the-line of the BellHawk Online work-in-progress tracking systems for manufacturers. Manufacturing plants can start out using the simple BellHawk Online SPTS Simple Production Tracking System or the BellHawk Online MTS Materials Tracking System. Then the plant can upgrade to the BellHawk RT-OPS Real-Time Operations Tracking System which integrates the capabilities of both MTS and SPTS to track the transformation of raw materials into finished products.
Finally, by upgrading to BellHawk Online MES, the plant can add capabilities such as Machine/Line Status Tracking, Real-Time Production Scheduling, Warehouse Management, and Real-Time Demand Based Materials Planning.
If your existing ERP or accounting system is not providing the operations tracking and management capabilities that you want and yet you do not want to spend the funds to upgrade to an expensive integrated ERP+MES system, then the BellHawk Online MES package may be the solution for you.
The BellHawk Online MES enables manufacturing organizations to continue to use their existing systems for accounting and materials planning, while adding an extensive range of capabilities at a very affordable cost.
For those organizations needing a simpler manufacturing operations tracking solution than a full manufacturing execution system, it is recommended that they look at the capabilities of the BellHawk SPTS, MTS, or RT-OPS systems (links below).
The BellHawk Online MES system integrates the capabilities of the following systems:
BellHawk Online MES also includes the following capabilities
Please see the BellHawk Online MES Data Sheet for more information.