This interactive module presents the main elements of the methodology to successfully select a “sufficiently good” MOM solution that achieves your business and operational objectives.
This best practice methodology, published in MESA White Paper #11 and updated with experience from many MOM product selection initiatives, comprises two phases:

  1. Creating a short list of potential solutions quickly
  2. Proving that the candidates on the shortlist are good enough (or not) to achieve your goals and ranking them in sequence of suitability

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. Therefore, the requirements will reflect those elements prioritized by potential added value. We then elaborate the final evaluation and ranking, based on all gathered information.
Using practical exercises, the learners obtain some hands-on experience with the most important activities in the selection process.

  • Explain the main elements of the methodology to successfully select a suitable MES/MOM solution to achieve business and operations objectives
  • Describe how to create a short list of potential solutions quickly
  • Identify evidence that the candidates on the shortlist are good enough (or not) to achieve goals and rank them in sequence of suitability
  • Identify the prerequisites for starting the selection process
  • Identify the types of requirements and specifications
  • Explain how to effectively communicate requirement and important issues to potential suppliers
  • Describe process for final evaluation and ranking
  • Introduction and Overview
  • Organization and Kick-off
  • Requirements and Specifications
  • Creating a Shortlist
  • Requirements Document
  • Meeting Solution Providers
  • Final Evaluation and Ranking
  • What Next?