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SwipeGuide vs. Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

What's the difference between SwipeGuide and a MES?

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Published on 22 December 2022 Updated on 29 June 2023


MES work instructions

SwipeGuide is:

The most effective way to crowdsource operational knowledge from your frontline teams - and the easiest way to turn this knowledge into step-by-step digital work instructions and checklists.

SwipeGuide is not:

 A system to manage a manufacturing process.


An MES is:

A digital system that monitors, tracks, and controls the process of manufacturing goods from raw materials to finished products.

Essentially, it uses the power of digitization to give manufactures a tool to track materials and usage across an enterprise or global supply chain.

More than an inventory tracker, an MES will also drive value chain transparency, quality control, and compliance. It can  act as a ‘middleman’ between an ERP and manufacturing processes, giving “decision-makers the data they need to make the factory floor more efficient and optimize production.” 


An MES is not:

A knowledge delivery tool.


LEARN MORE How does SwipeGuide compare to other manufacturing softwares?

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Chris loves to share his expertise on future-proof work instruction software for frontline teams in manufacturing. Particularly, how digital, visual work instructions can make a lasting impact on motivation, productivity, and operational excellence culture.

Published on 22 December 2022