This best practice methodology is published in MESA White Paper #11 and updated with experience from many MOM product selection initiatives. We explain the prerequisites for starting the selection process, which include various types of requirements and specifications, and communicating them to potential suppliers. The selected “sufficiently good” MOM solution has to enable to achieve the elements of your business case. include various types of requirements and specifications, and communicating them to potential suppliers. The selected “sufficiently good” MOM solution must achieve the elements of your business case.
The last part of this module is about the deployment of MOM solutions. This is where it all comes together. Projects need a framework or methodology. Next to the traditional project management methodologies PRINCE2 and PMBOK, we will discuss other options. You need more than a new MOM product; you need skilled implementers, too. Key is combining the best of both worlds by collaborating with suppliers and/or system integrators. Introducing new manufacturing software requires users to adopt a new way of working. This is intentional, if you want to improve your performance as a manufacturer. You need user acceptance to deliver the targeted benefits.