Meeting increased demand with a decreased labor force using MES

manufacturing robots used in automotive
Nitya Sanjeev

Nitya Sanjeev

Partner Engineer

The manufacturing industry has become more capital intensive and less labor-intensive over the period of years. 

The use of high-technology production processes has helped many organizations climb the tier ladder and expand eventually. Furthermore, the complexity and the price for these technologies have been reduced equally to meet the demands of the organizations. The large manufacturers are not the only ones benefiting from such inventions. The small and medium manufacturers coexist and thrive better due to better performance at a good price. 

Manufacturing plants undergo a myriad of problems every day. It may take almost 20 people to check a paper route or the lack of precision due to the absence of an automated flow between the machines since organizations still follow manual recording processes of data such as temperature readings, gauging speed, etc. by the labor force. MES systems have proven to be extremely useful in such scenarios where an organization wants to achieve precision and speed. 

Role of MES

According to recent market research, MES usage throughout the verticals has increased sizably and is estimated to increase further in the years to come all around the world. 


MES adoption by industry
MES adoption and growth by country

Recent statistics also show that the growth of the MES market size primarily accounts for the need for mass production and increased use of industrial automation in processes due to the provision of a linked supply chain to cater to the increasing population at low deployment costs. Factors such as increased uptime, optimized production facilities, and the implementation of advanced technological systems, also trigger the growth of the MES market size. The ongoing expansions towards digitization especially among the SMEs in the manufacturing segment have caused sizable growth in the MES market, thus, playing a vital role in business continuity with increased automation and mass production to accommodate the demand. 


With process steps, work instructions, warnings, sign-off forms, guides, and other functions, MES provides manufacturers with an instant learning curve and tackles labor shortages.  Furthermore, MES behaves as smart, reliable labor as it analyzes how the existing workers perform based on the quality of work, thus retaining employees who bring the best to the table. 


Why 42Q?


42Q is a fully-featured, multi-tenant cloud-based MES solution available today. The customer is provided with real-time access to full traceability, work-in-process, yield, and traceability data, which in turn improves their key metrics.  42Q helps in the smooth transformation from a paper-based system to a digital MES, without incurring any fixed cost. In the case of on-premise applications, we depend on the  I.T. team which requires significant maintenance time and upgrade complexities. With the implementation of 42Q and the power it brings to the MES market, we can achieve deployment and maintenance with little to no support from the I.T. By simply connecting the machines to 42Q, an automated flow with high-speed lines is achieved without the hassle of manual recordings thus, providing a multi-level supply chain visibility.


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