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The Introduction to Model-Driven MES course is a 3-day, instructor-led class designed to provide an overview of the Model-Driven Manufacturing Execution System (MES) framework and its associated best practices.
The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the recommended best practices to be used in applying Workflow Management to build MES solutions. Topics will be presented in lectures and reinforced through hands-on exercises.
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Course Objectives




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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare the fundamental principles of the Model-Driven MES approach to the traditional AVEVA MES approach and explain the value of the MES and Model-Driven approaches
  • Describe the key components of the Model-Driven MES approaches and explain the differences between them
  • Explain Workflow Management Business Process Management (BPM) fundamentals and their use
  • Build you own MES solution using the Model-Driven MES approach
  • Explain how to distribute and localise your MES solution
  • Describe architecture, design guidelines, and fundamental Model-Driven MES best practices

Individuals who are MES project delivery, pre-sales, and support personnel.

(This is a hands-on, technical class. It is not intended for sales, project management, or other nontechnical personnel.)

Knowledge of the following tools, features, and technologies is required:
  • The deployment of AVEVA MES solutions
  • At least one of the following AVEVA MES modules: Operations, Performance, or Quality
  • AVEVA System Platform concepts
  • AVEVA Enterprise Integrator concepts
  • AVEVAWorkflow Management (formerly Skelta BPM) desirable

Module 1 – Introduction

Section 1 – Course Introduction

  • This section describes the objectives, prerequisites, intended audience, and agenda for the course.


Module 2 – Overview of Model-Driven MES
Section 1 – Overview

  • This section introduces the Model-Driven MES approach, providing an initial overview and an explanation of the benefits of this approach.

Section 2 – Transition of Traditional MES to Model-Driven MES

  • This section summarises the traditional AVEVA MES solutions approach and discusses some of the limitations that have led to the new Model-Driven MES approach.


Module 3 – Key Elements of Model-Driven MES Framework
Section 1 – Framework Overview

  • This section explains how Workflow Management is being used as the foundation of the Model-Driven framework and provides an overview of its functionality.

Section 2 – Workflow Management Architecture

  • This section covers the different components of the Workflow Management product and highlights some of the key components.

Section 3 – Repository and Users

  • This section discusses a workflow management repository and organisational hierarchy.

Section 4 – Creating a Workflow

  • This section addresses key BPM components: workflows and workflow activities. It shows a simple workflow where a manager either approves or rejects a request.

Section 5 – Creating a Form

  • This section discusses how to create a form to interact with a workflow.

Section 6 – Linking Your Form to Your Workflow

  • This section describes the process when you link the form you created to a workflow.

Section 7 – Other Form Functionality

  • This section describes other common form functionality that is used in the Model-Driven MES approach, as well as most typical workflow management projects.

Module 4 –Model-Driven MES Exercises
Section 1 – Model-Driven MES Project Setup

  • This section discusses the steps to set up a Model-Driven MES project.

Section 2 – MES Model

  • This section provides an overview of the MES model that will be used for future labs. The model was created during the MES Operations training class.

Section 3 – A Model-Driven Solution

  • This section explains how to use forms and workflows to create a Model-Driven MES application.

Section 4 – Adding Inventory Functionality

  • This section discusses extending the Model-Driven approach to add additional functionality.

Section 5 – Model-Driven MES Content

  • This section provides an overview of the Model-Driven content that is available. It describes the basic functionality of the content already created and available on the Global Customer Support website.

Module 5 – Workflow Management and Model-Driven Advanced Topics
Section 1 – Workflow Management Packages

  • This section covers key elements of a Workflow Management package, which is the mechanism to move Model-Driven configuration elements between applications.

Section 2 – Workflow Management Advanced Functionality

  • This section explains Workflow Management advanced functionality used in Model-Driven MES, such as Localisation CSS and External JavaScript files.

Section 3 – MES Connector and Workflow Management Extension

  • This section discusses key Workflow Management extensions (MES), connectors (MES), and components.

Section 4 – Best Practices in Model-Driven Development

  • This section discusses Workflow Management advanced capabilities and best practices in Model-Driven development.

Section 5 – Model-Driven Architecture

  • This section discusses the range of Model-Driven system architecture, from a small system to a large installation.

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