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Build a Next-Generation MES with Tulip

Reliably execute processes and capture the information you need – with the agility and frontline guidance your operations require.

  • Human-centric interfaces

    Designed to augment and guide end-users with integrated workflows

  • Agility and speed

    "Lite" in terms of implementation effort - not functionality

  • Extensible and flexible

    Modern cloud-native architecture and no-code/low-code capabilities

  • Reliable and proven

    GxP-ready, replacing legacy MES solutions at top manufacturers

Why next-gen? Why now?

Monolithic MES Solutions were built to last, but they fail to keep up with the fast-paced, complex market demands and disruptions of today. Here's the complaints we hear about MES:
  • Awful user experiences

    Frontline operators are expecting intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces. Legacy tools lack augmentation and automatic data capture.

  • Rigid and slow

    Modern facelifts might bring pretty UIs and capability checkmarks, but the underlying 30-year-old monolithic code is still clunky and limiting.

  • Implementation headaches

    With all-or-nothing MES approach, the value is delayed years. Reliance on vendors means small updates take months.

Connect composable apps to power operations

Tulip allows you 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.

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The lifecycle of a next-gen MES with Tulip

  1. Low-risk implementation

    Deploy Tulip gradually in layers to address the most pressing challenges first - without having to rip and replace existing systems.

  2. Centralized real-time data

    Gain insights by collecting and analyzing data for people, devices, and machines. Build real-time dashboards.

  3. Democratization

    Enable those with the most production knowledge to collect operator feedback and continuously make improvements. Tulip's no-code app editing and fit-for-purpose governance allows engineers to quickly iterate safely.

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.

  • Quality management

    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.

  • Operator training

    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.

  • Compliance audits

    Improve your compliance processes with apps that standardize audit procedures, track progress, and promote accountability.

  • Lean manufacturing

    Digitize your lean manufacturing practices, collect and analyze data in real-time, and remove communication barriers.

How Companies Use Tulip

  • PFF using Tulip app

    Piaggio Fast Forward rolls out production

    See how the team at PFF is developing the processes and systems they need to deliver quality robots to meet increasing demands from consumers.

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  • DMG Mori end users with Tulip

    DMG Mori with Microsoft transforms operations

    Hear how DMG Mori is enabling creativity and innovation while removing silos across the value chain to transform their operations.

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    Medical device manufacturer sets up MES while introducing a new product

    Read how a GxP-regulated company implemented a next-gen MES at a fraction of the cost at a greenfield assembly facility.

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Tulip Named a Challenger in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Manufacturing Execution Systems

Learn more about Gartner's view of the MES market including the shift towards composable, frontline-driven approaches to MES and operational problem-solving.

2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for MES
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Do we need to create an MES from scratch?

    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.

  • 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 snapped together 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 25+ reviews of Tulip as an MES platform on the Gartner Peer Insights site.

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