Manufacturing execution systems

Achieving operational excellence in an era of digitally-integrated and intelligent supply chains

In today’s digital age, Manufacturing Executions Systems (MES) play a critical role in supporting digitally-integrated and intelligent supply chains. They are also integral to increasing agility and time to market, maximizing process efficiency and effectiveness, and achieving overall manufacturing excellence.

A rapidly transforming and highly competitive manufacturing landscape has given rise to more complex challenges. High supply chain performance demands, the need for end-to-end visibility, digital transformation, origin and end-to-end regulations, forecasting capability and increased IT complexity, along with cybersecurity, are some of manufacturing organizations’ growing concerns.

How we can help transform change into opportunity

A leading provider of manufacturing IT services, including manufacturing systems development and integration, CGI delivers specialized solutions that enable you to transform your MES environment into a powerful decision-making system.

By harnessing the right MES solutions and technologies, we help you to maximize the combined benefits of MES and Industry 4.0 technologies to gather rich insight that ensures operational excellence, continuous improvement and regulatory compliance.

Specialized MES expertise

  • Our Manufacturing Atlas methodology helps you to design, choose and implement the MES, aligned with your strategic objectives and manufacturing and supply chain strategy.
  • We help you to build and execute your MES roadmap, ensuring the seamless convergence of your MES with the latest Industry 4.0 technologies.
  • We rollout MES solutions, based on your unique industry, technology and business needs, using leading technologies from companies like Schneider Electric (Wonderware), AspenTech, Siemens (Camstar and Simatic IT), OSIsoft (Osisoft PI), Parsec (Traksys), Apriso and SAP among others.


    • Better agility and time to market through faster identification and implementation of changes to the production process, based on evolving market, customer and other business needs
    • Increased customer satisfaction
    • Improved supply chain visibility
    • Optimal use of all plant assets
    • Reduced manufacturing time and costs
    • Greater, faster return on investment
    • Increased profitability
    • Improved regulatory compliance

CGI's global MES Product Survey

The CGI MES Product Survey is a comprehensive annual report that tracks the latest global trends in the MES market and provides manufacturing organizations with clear product overviews and insights into MES market developments. With more MES solutions available today than ever before, the report provides various business and IT criteria that help companies shortlist and select—from among the multitude of MES suppliers—the solutions that best suit their business needs.

The survey is led by CGI's global MES Center of Excellence (CoE) in the Netherlands and is part of the CGI Manufacturing Atlas approach that supports the alignment of an organization’s manufacturing IT and its supply chain and manufacturing strategy.

Now in its 18th year, the 2018 edition of the CGI MES Product Survey places particular emphasis on the ability of MES products to contribute to digitalization of the supply chain, and reveals the extent that they support standard, smart manufacturing functionalities.

Learn more about the 2018 CGI MES Product Survey.