Manufacturing Execution Systems

MITS - Your Custom Manufacturing Execution System

Manufacturing IT Solutions (MITS) is a highly flexible MES manufacturing execution system used in manufacturing and process facilities to track and document the transformation of raw materials to finished goods.

Visible plant floor data in real time. Design Systems is uniquely qualified to deliver the best manufacturing execution systems on the market with over 40 years of manufacturing experience.

MITS Manufacturing Execution System Overview

  • Production Monitoring: Visibility of your production facility at your fingertips.
  • Order Management: From your ERP, Flat File, or a Scan and Load, we manage your order throughout the entire build process.
  • Lean Manufacturing: We interface and manage all Lean Manufacturing tools such as Poka-Yoke, Pick to Light, Pick to Voice, Andon, whatever it may be. This increases efficiency within your production operations.
  • Tracking and Genealogy: From raw goods to finished products, we track all data from everything that goes into your product.
  • Maintenance: Support maintenance operations to reduce downtime and improve overall efficiency.
  • Error Proofing: MITS provides a range of tools to implement error proofing into existing
MES Implementation

A manufacturing execution system performs a number of valuable activities as its scope has been further refined over the years by international models and standards. Examples include the following:

  1. Evaluation of Performance: This is accomplished via an audit interface that facilitates integration of data from other systems.
  2. Tracking and Tracing of Production: A complete history of equipment, lots, and orders can be presented upon request because of the capability to retrieve and register related information.
  3. Production Performance Analysis: Performance indicators like overall equipment effectiveness of a past period or Work In Progress overviews of a current stage of production can be used to create useful information.
  4. Production Process Scheduling: Manufacturing execution systems receive production requirements from another system, such as an ERP, and make optimal use of local resources with a collection of work orders to determine the production schedule.
  5. Resource Management: The right availability and capability of resources are essential to prepare and execute production orders. MES helps to accomplish this by analysis, registration, and exchange of information regarding the various resources.

Industry 4.0

MES implementation

The advances in data exchange, cloud computing, and automation to foster “smart factories” has been referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, or as it is sometimes styled Industry 4.0. A smart factory works toward greater efficiency through the collection and analysis of time-series data via the process of manufacturing analytics.

The analysis helps manufacturing decision-makers improve production output by optimizing current conditions on the plant or factory floor.
In the 1990s, when Industry 4.0 systems were being developed, there was an overlap in functionality between different systems. Some structure was needed to correct this overlap, so the Manufacturing Enterprise Solution Association set the scope of MES in terms of 11 defined functions, which include the following:

  • Performance analysis
  • Document control
  • Labor management
  • Product tracking
  • Quality management
  • Performance analysis

These functions place MES at level 3 within a functional hierarchy between Level 0, 1, and 2 process control and Level 4 enterprise resource planning.


We are excited to announce our new partnership with Applied Computer Services and a developed integration with their Timer Pro QMS software. With this powerful collaboration, we will leverage Timer Pro’s industry-leading time management software to optimize your manufacturing operations, improve efficiency, and boost productivity.


Design Systems, Inc. Reviews

“The best place for all your engineering needs. Try a sample of the MITS manufacturing IT solutions… You’ll be running back for more!”
Keith M.

Even for an item as simple as a prop tool for a door, Design Systems, Inc. Engineers are still thinking outside of the box.

Our Engineers may still use simple sketches for a design, but ultimately your company will have a professionally finished product that will meet your facilities expectations.

"Napkin" Concept

Our engineers sketch out a simple design

Design Drawing

We spec the tooling or equipment with precise dimensions and tolerances


The tool or equipment is fabricated using the latest 3D software

Facility Implementation

The tool or equipment is fabricated using the latest 3D software

Why We Do It
  • Machine Downtime
  • Plant Visibility
  • Throughput Issues
  • Quality Issues
  • Traceability Issues
  • Process Visualization
  • Order Management
  • Assembly Operations
  • Logistics
  • Maintenance Support
  • Reduction in Waste
  • Increased Uptime (More Throughput)
  • Paperless Work Activities
  • Reduced Inventory
  • Increased First Time Compliance
Expected Deliverables
  • Manuals
  • Drawings
  • Software
  • Overview Screens
  • On the Job IT Training
  • On the Job Manager Training
  • On the Job Operator Training
  • Classroom Training

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