Why next-gen? Why now?
Legacy MES are failing to keep up with today's fast-paced, complex market demands and disruptions. Here are the complaints we hear about MES:
Awful user experiences
The next generation of workers is expecting intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces. Legacy tools aren’t designed for work instructions, automatic data capture, and real-time feedback.
When deploying top-down, all-or-nothing MES, manufacturers are facing months or years to customize it to their needs and weeks or months of disruption to deploy it.
Rigid and slow
Modern facelifts might bring pretty UIs and cloud promises, but the underlying 30-year-old monolithic code is slow and limits integrations and innovation.
Advantages of Tulip for MES
We believe that Tulip’s approach to MES is the future – providing manufacturers with more value and adaptability, faster than traditional solutions.
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.
Say goodbye to all-or-nothing deployments that take months and disrupt operations. Use connected, reusable building blocks to create right-sized solutions fast with Tulip.
Open and Extensible
No need to compromise on the systems, technologies, and devices you can connect with. Enjoy the freedom to evolve and future-proofed your technology stack with Tulip’s Open API.
Tulip Recognized in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for MES
Learn more about the Gartner view of the Manufacturing Execution System market including the shift towards composable enterprise technology platforms.
How Companies Use Tulip
Unlimited Tomorrow expands capacity and ensures compliance
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Luxury jeweler improves productivity by 18%
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Mack Molding brings new products from prototype to production
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The lifecycle of a next-gen MES with Tulip
Deploy Tulip gradually in layers to address the most pressing challenges first - without having to rip and replace existing systems. Get help or build on your own.
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.
Enable those with the most production knowledge to collect operator feedback and make improvements safely with built-for-purpose governance
Get started with pre-built content
Tulip allows you to implement frontline workflow apps to guide operators and standardize capture data, leverage shared data structures to store data, and analytics to view performance. Download apps from the Tulip Library and configure them to your operations.
With the Tulip Library, allow those that understand the process best to get to a valuable solution in a fraction of the time and add to it over time. Access 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.
The apps and app suites in Tulip are composable and use the same common data structure, meaning that they can be snapped together to build a larger solution.
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.
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 ⭢
View the 25+ reviews of Tulip as an MES platform on the Gartner Peer Insights site.
Tulip's Next-Gen MES can do much more than a traditional MES:
Digital work instructions
Error-proof tasks with a single, intuitive workflow leveraging dynamic work instructions, connections to external systems, edge connectivity, and cameras.
Production visibility & alerts
Visualize everything going on in your operations, in your facility, and across your global operations. Trigger and manage alerts.
Order & material tracking
Track information for jobs, work orders, BOMs. Scheduling orders and optimizing flow. Manage goods receipt, warehousing, and final dispatch.
Genealogy and traceability
Record detailed information at every step throughout production. Create electronic history records for products and batches.
Execute against the quality management systems. Track and mitigate deviations and exceptions.
Machine monitoring and management
Connect to networked and stranded machines to monitor statuses and track KPIs. Assign and track regular and unplanned maintenance.
Whether you’re training a new employee or introducing a new process, product, or tool, build a firm foundation for your team with intuitive and effective training apps.
Improve your compliance processes with apps that standardize audit procedures, track progress, and promote accountability.
Digitize your lean manufacturing practices, collect and analyze data in real-time, and remove communication barriers.
Digitally transform your operations with Tulip's Frontline Operations Platform.
See how a system of apps enable agile and connected operations.
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