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The manufacturing operations management (MOM) space has evolved considerably over time, now encompassing a broad collection of what were once individually targeted applications to solve very specific manufacturing problems. Today, the trend is towards larger integrated suites of application functionality.
These suites come in the form of extensions to ERP platforms, as well as part of comprehensive MOM software and manufacturing execution system (MES) platforms. Even with this evolution, the names and acronyms describing each application still exist, which can make staring at a page of today’s MOM applications feel a little like getting lost in a bowl of alphabet soup!
Below, I'll share some of the most widely used acronyms. In the comments section, please feel free to share some of your own favorites!
For those that are new to the MOM space, this broad range of acronyms can be daunting. To help with this, LNS has created a list of definitions you’re likely to come across in your exploration and education journey. The following acronyms are grouped with the associated processes in Level 3 of the infographic below.
Though this isn’t an exhaustive list, it covers the majority of popular MOM applications that are currently available and in use today.
In the LNS Research Manufacturing Operations Management Best Practices Guide, LNS provides additional step-by-step details on how MOM, when combined with properly aligned business and manufacturing processes, can help your company improve its manufacturing operations and better meet overall business goals. Follow the link below to read the guide.
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