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Build a Next-Generation MES with Composability

Reliably execute processes and capture the information you need – with the adaptability 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

  • Open and flexible

    Modern cloud-native architecture, open API, and no-code/low-code capabilities

  • Reliable and proven

    GxP-ready, augmenting and replacing legacy MES solutions at top manufacturers

Why next-gen? Why now?

Legacy MES are failing to keep up with today's fast-paced, complex market demands and disruptions. Here is why manufacturers are adopting a next-gen approach over legacy MES:

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  • Intuitive user interfaces

    The next generation of workers is expecting intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces. Legacy tools aren’t designed for work instructions, automatic data capture, and real-time feedback.

  • Faster implementation

    When deploying top-down, all-or-nothing MES, manufacturers are facing months or years to customize it to their needs and weeks or months of disruption to deploy it.

  • Future-proofed architecture

    Modern facelifts might bring pretty UIs and cloud promises, but the underlying 30-year-old monolithic code of legacy MES is slow and limits integrations and innovation.

Advantages of Tulip for MES

We believe that Tulip’s approach to MES is the future – providing manufacturers with more value and adaptability, faster than traditional solutions.

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  • Human-Centric

    Move beyond rigid, pre-defined MES screens and paper-on-glass solutions. With Tulip, create intuitive and time-saving workflows that workers will love to use.

  • Composable

    Say goodbye to all-or-nothing deployments that take months and disrupt operations. Use connected, reusable building blocks to create right-sized solutions fast with Tulip.

  • Open and Extensible

    No need to compromise on the systems, technologies, and devices you can connect with. Enjoy the freedom to evolve and future-proofed your technology stack with Tulip’s Open API.

Redefining MES for the next generation of manufacturers

In this webinar, we explored the role of composability in unlocking resilience and innovation and how manufacturers are using composability to drive value with less risk.

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How Companies Use Tulip

  • Unlimited Tomorrow Prosthetic Arm

    Custom Medical Device Manufacturer expands capacity and ensures compliance

    See how Tulip’s Frontline Operations Platform enables a custom medical device manufacturer to scale their operations with seamless compliance.

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  • Polishing a ring with digital work instructions

    Luxury jeweler improves productivity by 18%

    Learn how a luxury jewelry company improved its productivity by 18% by using Tulip to conduct industrial time studies.

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  • Assembly work instructions

    Mack Molding brings new products from prototype to production

    See how Tulip’s Frontline Operations Platform has allowed Mack Molding to quickly and effectively bring new products to market.

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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. Get help or build on your own.

  2. Drive value fast

    Increase efficiency and reduce defects with intuitive solutions operators want to use. Gain insights by collecting and analyzing data from people, devices, and machines.

  3. Democratization

    Enable those with the most production knowledge to collect operator feedback and make improvements safely with built-for-purpose governance

Get started with pre-built content

Tulip allows you to 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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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.

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.

Digitally transform your operations with Tulip's Frontline Operations Platform.

See how a system of apps enable agile and connected operations.

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