Manufacturing Execution Systems are the fundamental enablers of Digital Transformation. To successfully improve your Manufacturing Operations, you need to invest in smart technology and digitalization, and invest in your people. MES training, MOM training, MOM education, MES education – call it what you like, education plays a vital role in developing MES/MOM best practices.

The MES/MOM Methodologies Certificate of Awareness (CoA) is part of MESA International’s independent global education program developed for the global manufacturing community. This Awareness Certificate offers the essentials of the comprehensive Certificate of Competency program to provide an introduction into the world of Manufacturing Operations Management. The certificate has been created to educate and build awareness of potential MES/MOM solutions, which are essential for advancing to Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. This program shares best practices in industry standards as ISA-95 and ISA-88; creating a solid business case; making the right MES/MOM selection for your manufacturing needs; and helping to transform your business to operational excellence level with MES/MOM deployment.

  • Explain why manufacturers are changing and how MOM plays a major role in accelerating change through scalable continuous improvement
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of relevant industry standards, ISA-95 and ISA-88
  • Understand the various MOM application types and their roles in an application landscape
  • Know about existing (smart) manufacturing architectures
  • Discuss the opportunities offered by Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies and methodologies
  • Discuss the need for a Manufacturing Transformation Strategy
  • Explain how a Manufacturing Capability Assessment provides guidelines for a structured step-by-step improvement
  • Explain the importance of Manufacturing Master Data Management and its role in the New Product Development and Introduction process
  • Develop a strong business case that identifies the key business elements to justify MOM and Smart Manufacturing projects
  • Understand the process for MOM product selection and how to select the right MOM solution for your organization needs
  • Discuss the different project methodologies and frameworks
  • Explain the importance of user acceptance

Classroom and Online
Classroom: The program is taught in a classroom environment over two consecutive working days.
Online: Instructor-led online version of the same program, delivered in three 5-hour sessions on three consecutive working days.

An awareness test is administered for each course of the program. Learners must score 85% or higher on each test in order to receive the program’s Certificate of Awareness. There are two parts to the awareness test for each course:

  1. In-course test consisting of up to 11 questions answered and discussed as the module progresses
  2. Post-course test consisting of up to 11 questions answered within eight weeks after completion of the program

Completing a MESA approved Certificate of Awareness (CoA) is recognized globally, showing industries you have achieved a high standard of education within the MES/MOM field. Over 1800 professionals are now MESA approved MES/MOM certificate holders.

Frequently Asked Questions

Current industry discussions are focused on manufacturing/production’s actual role in global supply chain network. For any manufacturer to be competitive, actual manufacturing operations activities must be highly interactive in supply chain and enterprise processes for effective collaboration and competition. This is the domain of collaborative and flexible manufacturing operations management (MOM) system architectures.  Getting awareness about preparation, selection, implementation of MES/MOM solutions is essential to capture the benefits.

The CoA certificate is best for manufacturing/operations management and leaders, operations excellence / continuous improvement experts, production / process engineers, systems analysts, architects, programmers who are relatively new in the MES/MOM domain.

MESA’s Global Education Program is not industry specific. All industries are represented throughout the duration of the program.  You can however host an In- House program to tailor make the program to your industry. For more information contact [email protected].

Yes. The Certificate of Awareness offers the essentials of the comprehensive Certificate of Competency program. That would be a potential next step.

The Manufacturing Operations Management Institute (MOMi) have an extensive catalogue of instructor lead education programs – provided in classroom setting and on-line – that support your continued education:


Online (14:00 - 19:00 CET / 08:00 - 13:00 EDT)

Instructor(s): Gerard Ipskamp
Registration Fee:EUR 2450


Online - In French - (10:00 - 16:00 CET)

Instructor(s): Guillaume Mouquot
Registration Fee:EUR 2450


Online - US Time Zone (11:00 - 16:00 EDT)

Instructor(s): Robbert Ottenhof
Registration Fee:EUR 2450


Online (14:00 - 19:00 CET / 08:00 - 13:00 EDT)

Instructor(s): Gerard Ipskamp
Registration Fee:EUR 2450