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Manufacturing Execution Systems Market

Manufacturing Execution Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Deployment (On-premise, Cloud, Hybrid), By Product Function (Document Control, Inventory Management, Production Performance Analysis, Others), By Industry Type (Discrete Industry, Process Industry) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2023-2031

Report Code: SRTE290DR
Study Period 2019-2031 CAGR 12%
Historical Period 2019-2021 Forecast Period 2023-2031
Base Year 2022 Base Year Market Size USD 14.5 Billion
Forecast Year 2031 Forecast Year Market Size USD 40.2 Billion
Largest Market North America Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
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Market Overview

The global manufacturing execution systems market size was valued at USD 14.5 billion in 2022. It is projected to reach USD 40.2 billion by 2031, growing with a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period (2023–2031). 

A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) enhances the efficiency and precision of the manufacturing process. Up until a few years back, the idea of a smart factory was abstract because of several limitations, such as prohibitive computing storage, bandwidth costs, and limitations in digital technology capabilities. Today, these obstacles have diminished dramatically due to inclusive technological advancements that make it possible to do more with low investments across a broader network. Furthermore, the development of sophisticated technologies, with the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing, and machine learning, are allowing manufacturers to move beyond task automation toward more complex and well-connected processes.

At present, there is a marked need for process automation as manufacturers are not only emphasizing increasing productivity but also improving the operational quality of production processes. Manufacturers around the globe are adopting manufacturing execution systems equipped with technologies such as Big Data, Augmented Reality (AR), and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms, among others.

Market Dynamics

What are the factors driving the market growth?

Operational Concerns Associated with Inventory Management

Inventory management is an integral part of any organization. Poor inventory management is the most common issue faced by both large manufacturers and SMEs, which affects the overall performance of the organization. Underproduction, overproduction, and stock-out are some of the common challenges faced by organizations unable to tackle inventory management. Manufacturing Execution Systems offer a promising solution for poor inventory management as they efficiently monitor pre- and post-manufacturing processes.

Technological Advancements

To address the rapidly expanding demand from end users and to increase their market position, the developers of MES software are introducing technologically innovative products. For Example, iTAC Software AG, a Germany-based provider of internet-based information technology and communication systems for the manufacturing industry, launched iTAC.MES.Suite 9.20.00 , which enables advanced planning and scheduling of orders, as well as control & automation of the production process. Honeywell purchased Performix Inc. for an unknown amount in September 2021. Honeywell's goal with this acquisition is to build the world's leading integrated software platform for customers in the life sciences industry, with the inherent potential to achieve faster compliance, improved dependability, and higher production throughput while maintaining the highest quality. Technological advancements and new product development activities carried out by the top players will drive the MES market during the forecast period.

What are the factors restraining the market growth?

Technical Issues

The manufacturing sector is extensive and diverse. Large corporations may be able to afford technical expertise in-house, whereas smaller businesses typically have restricted skill sets. When technical challenges in networking, coding, and other MES system implementation needs develop, third-party knowledge can become prohibitively expensive for small businesses. Even after the industrial execution system has been effectively implemented, technical concerns may persist or arise. Human mistakes, such as the failure to disconnect an asset, the movement of machinery, the replacement of parts, and other circumstances, can result in technical faults that must be located and resolved. Over the years, many businesses with a significant in-house IT infrastructure have gradually developed this infrastructure. Technical difficulties might be worsened by communication protocols, differing OEM components, and other infrastructural obstacles.

Regional Analysis

North America is anticipated to continue to dominate the MES market throughout the forecast period, largely due to the presence of a few key MES vendors. In addition, North America's robust financial situation enables it to invest aggressively in cutting-edge systems and innovations that have given it an advantage. In addition, industry participants are establishing a number of organizations in the region, which assists them in consolidating their offerings and expanding their market presence. Growth in the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the increasing digitalization of assembly capabilities by large corporations such as IBM and General Electric are driving the growth of the IoT industry in the local manufacturing sector. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are incorporating new innovations into their existing frameworks, whereas large manufacturers have substantial plans for digitization expenditures. This facilitates the reception of MES in the region.

Demand for MESs in Europe is increasing because of the need for efficiency improvements through real-time data accessibility. Over the years, several regional companies have been observed to have ramped up investments in enhancing and effectively controlling their operations with Programmable Logic Controllers and Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition Systems. These platforms offer real-time display and visualization of operational processes in the plant, thereby enabling operator interaction. However, to improve operational efficiency, companies must effectively synchronize the production process with other business processes, where MESs play a vital role. Thus, the growing need for operational efficiency pegs Europe as a potential market space for MES.

In the Asia-Pacific region, dynamic industrial growth presents tremendous opportunities for the MESs market. Countries in the Asia Pacific exhibit significant growth potential in industrial sectors such as manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, and others. According to a study by Honeywell, one of the leading players in MES, the Pacific region is observed to grow in the mining sector, whereas India’s industrial growth is led by the power and energy sector. China is a significant contributor to the capital expenditure for industrial development but registers moderate growth. It can be concluded that the region’s evolving industrial sector will offer several growth prospects for the MES market. Improving economic conditions in the Asia-Pacific region will likely continue to create favorable conditions for the Manufacturing Execution Systems market, as MESs are in high demand from various industries.

The primary element fueling the growth of the Middle East and Africa manufacturing execution systems market is the integration of artificial intelligence into MES systems. However, the high cost of implementation and maintenance hinders the expansion of the manufacturing execution systems market in the region. The increasing reliance of the industrial sector on technology and modern machinery is driving the expansion of the manufacturing sector. Introducing sensors, wireless technology, and intelligent control systems have revolutionized the production process flow. These transformations have changed the relationships between humans, machines, data, and technical systems. The market in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa region will continue to expand as a result of increasing industrialization and rising demand for advanced automation tools in the manufacturing sector.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Deployment
  1. On-premise
  2. Cloud
  3. Hybrid
By Product Function
  1. Document Control
  2. Inventory Management
  3. Production Performance Analysis
  4. Others
By Industry Type
  1. Discrete Industry
  2. Process Industry
Company Profiles ABB Ltd. Andea Solutions BrightEye Dassault Systems Emerson Electric Co. General Electric Company Honeywell International Inc. IQMS Manufacturing ERP LTI (Larsen & Toubro) ORACLE PLEX Rockwell Automation Birlasoft Limited 3YOURMIND GmbH FUJITSU Tulip Interfaces, Inc. SAP AG.
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

Based on deployment type, the global manufacturing execution systems market is segmented into on-premises, on-demand, and hybrid segments.

The on-premises segment holds the largest market share. Manufacturers adopt on-premise MES to retain all their existing processes and internal systems, such as authentication and access credentials. The hybrid segment holds the second-largest share of the global manufacturing execution systems market. The hybrid is implemented in the oil and gas sector due to the growing demand for real-time data monitoring of oil and gas fields. Additionally, a hybrid MES offers additional storage capacity, which ensures data security.

Based on product function, the market is segmented into document control, inventory management, production performance analysis, and others.

Document control contains systems that store records that must be maintained, utilized, and kept by operations in the appropriate order. These documents include operational documentation, records required for quality compliance, and others.

Production Performance analysis contains systems that compile the data acquired by the plant and provide thorough reports, as well as methods for optimizing production through modifying manufacturing process factors.

Based on industry type, the market is segmented into process industry and discrete industry.

The discrete industry dominates the MES market. The discrete industry is split into the automotive, aerospace & military, consumer packaged goods, medical devices, electronics & semiconductors, and other markets.

The process industry is anticipated to experience the highest growth rate over the projection period. The process industry is further subdivided into food & beverage, pulp & paper, chemical, energy & power, pharmaceutical & life sciences, and other markets.

Market Size By Deployment

Market Size By Deployment
  • On-premise
  • Cloud
  • Hybrid
  • Recent Developments

    • October 2022- Scitara announced a new collaboration with Veeva, a leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry. Scitara's expertise in lab equipment solutions will be combined with the quality assurance (QA), and quality control (QC) software of Veeva will enable the firms to strengthen data integrity, maximize lab efficiency, and accelerate batch release.
    • July 2022- SKF, a Swedish bearing and seal manufacturing company, and ABB, a leading global technology company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to examine the possibility of a collaboration in the area of manufacturing process automation. The MOU was signed in Sweden at the ABB Robotics Experience Center. Through the relationship, SKF and ABB will explore and evaluate solutions to enhance clients' manufacturing capabilities and production efficiency.
    • November 2021- Rockwell Automation unveiled a new remote access solution.The new system enables businesses to troubleshoot equipment from anywhere, decreasing customer downtime. The solution is made up of FactoryTalk Remote Access cloud-based software, which enables OEMs to manage, configure, and initiate secure connections to a customer's equipment, and the Stratix 4300 remote access router, which is installed at the customer's location to provide remote access to the equipment.

    Key Players

    Manufacturing Execution Systems Market Share of Key Players

    Manufacturing Execution Systems Market Share of Key Players
    ABB Ltd. Andea Solutions BrightEye Dassault Systems Emerson Electric Co. General Electric Company Honeywell International Inc. IQMS Manufacturing ERP LTI (Larsen & Toubro) ORACLE PLEX Rockwell Automation Birlasoft Limited 3YOURMIND GmbH FUJITSU Tulip Interfaces, Inc. SAP AG. Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How big is the manufacturing execution systems market?
    The global manufacturing execution systems market size was valued at USD 14.5 billion in 2022. It is projected to reach USD 40.2 billion by 2031, growing with a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period (2023–2031).
    Asia Pacific has the highest growth in the global market.
    Key verticals adopting the market include: ABB Ltd., Andea Solutions, BrightEye, Dassault Systems, Emerson Electric Co., General Electric Company, Honeywell International Inc., IQMS Manufacturing ERP, LTI (Larsen & Toubro), ORACLE, PLEX, Rockwell Automation, Birlasoft Limited, 3YOURMIND GmbH, FUJITSU, Tulip Interfaces, SAP AG. Inc.
    Operational concerns associated with inventory management is the key driver for the growth of the global market.
    Technical issues is one of the upcoming key trends in the global market.

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