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MESA White Paper #06: MES Explained: A High Level Vision for Executives

This paper provides background and nine graphical models depicting the context, role, functions, software options, benefits, and technology trends for MES. It addresses the general needs of the manufacturing community, with information targeted for corporate executives, financial management, IS professionals, operations and manufacturing executives, plus others who use specialized information systems. Published in 1997, 24 pages.

Date published: August 2007


  1. Julie Fraser, Industry Directions, Report Author Participants include: Mark Muroski, ABB
  2. Stephen Cloughley, Base 10 Systems
  3. R. Sanborn Towle, Camstar Systems
  4. Robert Dickey, CIMLINC
  5. Gordon Kilgore, Digital Interface Systems
  6. Kirk Merley and Ram Prabhakar, EDS
  7. Michael Brennolt, EMS
  8. Mark Symanovich, HRB Systems/Raytheon E-Systems
  9. Jonathan Siudut, IBM & NIIIP/SMART Consortium
  10. Judy Armandroff & William Massaker, ICC
  11. Tom Schaefer, Intermec
  12. John Leibert, MDSS
  13. Mike McClellan, MES Solutions
  14. Bill Seitz & Gregory Czarnowski, OMNX Direct Control
  15. Tom Bruhn, Raytheon Automated Systems
  16. Maryanne Steidinger, Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley
  17. Bernie Asher, RWT Corp.
  18. Eric Marks, Schneider Automation/Square D
  19. John Lischefscha & Jamie Muir, SynQuest
  20. Bill Schaffer & Walt Siekierski, Thedra Systems. Also: Joe Perino, Biles & Associates
  21. Doug Griffin, formerly of IBM
  22. Dave Vadas, AutoSoft/CIMple
  23. Jim Andrade, Andersen Consulting
  24. Bill Brower & Dave Webster, Quantum Manufacturing
  25. Colin Portunuff, Mitron Corporation
  26. Bill Hakanson & Julie Schaeffer, MESA International.