With six divisions and more than 800 plants worldwide, a leading Fortune 500 manufacturer continuously looked for efficiencies and flexibility to remain competitive. The challenge: Each plant had its own siloed manufacturing execution system (MES), making it impossible to gain a unified view of plant operations and difficult to transfer production from one plant to another. The company needed a single, advanced MES design that would work across all manufacturing environments and product lines.
An off-the-shelf solution that would work with the company’s planned SAP upgrade didn’t exist. Cognizant offered a daring alternative: Build a new, custom MES from scratch.