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Agile, Flexible, Composable

Manage production, capture, contextualize, and visualize production data with app-based MES solutions.

  • Human-centric interfaces

    Designed to augment and guide end-users with integrated workflows

  • Three month average implementation

    Comprehensive functionality, accelerated time to value

  • Open and flexible

    Modern cloud-native architecture, open API, and no-code/low-code capabilities

  • Reliable and secure

    GxP-ready, cloud-based with security and reliability, built-for-purpose governance.

Operations Need Composability

Legacy MES are failing to keep up with today's fast-paced, complex market demands and disruptions.

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  • Support for frontline workers

    The next generation of operators and engineers expects intuitive, easy-to-use digital tools.

  • Build agile operations

    The ability to adapt and evolve your systems to the needs of your business is critical for navigating unpredictability.

  • Future-proof your systems

    Taking advantage of the latest technology is fruitless if you are compromising on performance, reliability, or utility.

The Future of MES is Composable

Tulip’s approach to MES is the future – providing manufacturers with more value and adaptability, faster than traditional solutions. Use connected, reusable building blocks to create the right-sized solutions quickly with Tulip.

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Advantages of Composable MES

  • Human-Centric

    Move beyond rigid, pre-defined MES screens and paper-on-glass solutions. With Tulip, create intuitive and time-saving workflows that workers will love to use.

  • Fast, Iterative Roll Out

    Say goodbye to all-or-nothing deployments that take months and disrupt operations. Use connected, reusable building blocks to create right-sized solutions quickly with Tulip.

  • Open and Extensible

    No need to compromise on the systems, technologies, and devices you want to connect with. Enjoy the freedom to evolve your technology stack with Tulip’s Open API.

  • Flexible, Intuitive Data Model

    Start with a common data model that is human-readable, using naming conventions with operational meaning. Adapt and extend your data schema as needed.

  • Democratized Development

    Give your technical and engineering teams no-code capabilities to compose solutions that solve the most pressing problems.

  • Modern Architecture

    Take advantage of AI, connected systems, automations, and physical devices to build innovative, human-centric solutions that drive value.

Composable MES in Action

  • A thumbnail for Customer Success Story: Tips for Doubling Production Capacity with Tulip" Webinar

    Doubling production with composable MES

    Learn how TICO Tractors implemented a purpose-built MES with Tulip, replacing manual, error-prone paper processes.

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    Improving productivity by 18%

    See how a luxury goods manufacturer improved productivity by 18% by using apps to track and measure production.

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  • Mack Molding Dashboard on Computer

    Bringing new products from prototype to production

    A composable MES approach enabled Mack, a contact manufacturer to quickly and effectively bring new products to market.

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Getting Started with Composable MES

  1. Low-risk implementation

    Incrementally deploy applications to address the most pressing challenges first - without having to rip and replace existing systems. Get help or build on your own.

  2. Drive value fast

    Increase efficiency and reduce defects with intuitive solutions operators want to use. Gain insights by collecting and analyzing data from people, devices, and machines.

  3. Democratization

    Enable engineers with the most production knowledge to collect operator feedback and make improvements safely with built-for-purpose governance.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Do we need to create an MES from scratch?

    With the Tulip Library, you can get started fast with the Composable MES App Suite. Deploy an MES to get value in a fraction of the time and add to it over time. Access additional industry best practice apps built by subject matter experts with decades of MES experience.

    Tulip provides manufacturing solution frameworks via the Tulip Library, but you have the flexibility to configure it to YOUR processes without needing external help or coding expertise.

  • How does Tulip deliver MES modules?

    The apps and app suites in Tulip are composable and use the same common data structure, meaning that they can be combined to build a larger solution.

  • How does Tulip support permissions and controls?

    With granular permissions and workspaces, central teams can control 3rd-party integration, data structures and formatting, and more while giving local teams the autonomy they need.

  • Does Tulip support GxP-regulated environments?

    Tulip is trusted by top companies across the world including top pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers. GxP is a top area of focus for Tulip. Tulip is FDA 21 CFR Part 11 / EU GMP Annex 11 compliant, releases GxP features regularly, and uses an ISO 9001:2015 certified QMS. Learn more ⭢

  • Where can I find reviews for Tulip as an MES solution?

    View the 60+ reviews of Tulip as an MES platform on the Gartner Peer Insights website.

  • Does Tulip have any implementation partners that I can work with?

    Yes, Tulip has 60+ implementation partners in 20 countries across the globe. Some partners specialize in specific industries such as life sciences. Please feel free to contact us to learn more.

Apps Make Operations Better

See how composable MES unlocks agile, efficient operations.

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