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The MES Operations course is a 4-day, instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of AVEVA MES Software/Operations (formerly Wonderware).


The class will demonstrate how to use MES Software/Operations to addresses the configuration and definition of the operations model, product definition, and production capabilities; implementation of production execution and data collection; and reporting of traceability and genealogy information.


This course also covers integration between AVEVA MES Software/Operations and System Platform.



Course Objectives




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

  • Describe Manufacturing Execution System - Operations software and its components
  • Implement security for the Manufacturing Execution System software
  • Create a production and execution model, which addresses bills of materials, operations, and inventory
  • Create plant equipment in the Manufacturing Execution System database
  • Describe production capabilities to track production data in a production environment
  • Create and execute work orders that enforce production rules
  •  Implement bills of materials in production processes
  • Describe production genealogy tracking
  • Describe how to use reporting tools to view and analyze production reports
  • Describe the application object provided with Manufacturing Execution System - Operations
  • Implement the integration of Manufacturing Execution System - Operations and System Platform
  • Create graphic displays using .NET controls provided with the Manufacturing Execution System software
  • Describe inventory management in Manufacturing Execution System - Operations


Individuals who need to configure and use the Manufacturing Execution System 2020 R2 – Operations software in their manufacturing processes.


Knowledge of the following tools, features, and technologies is required:

  • Manufacturing industry experience
  • From Application Server software product:
    • ArchestrA IDE
    • Automation objects
    • Deployment model
    • Plant model
    • QuickScript .NET scripting language
  • From InTouch for System Platform software product:
    • InTouch development tools
    • ArchestrA Graphics
    • .NET Controls

Module 1 – Introduction
Section 1 – Course Introduction

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

Section 2 – System Platform Overview

  • This section describes fundamental concepts about System Platform, including its clients, components, and services. It also introduces the ArchestrA technology.

Section 3 – Manufacturing Execution System - Operations Overview

  • This section describes the functionality and features of the MES Operations software and provides an overview of the client applications.

Section 4 – System Requirements and Licensing

  • This section describes hardware recommendations, software requirements, and licensing for MES Operations.

Module 2 – MES Client Overview
Section 1 – MES Client

  • This section describes the MES Client interface.

Section 2 – Security

  • This section describes the security settings in the Manufacturing Execution System software, including security groups, users, group privileges, and security parameters. 


Module 3 – Basic Operations Model
Section 1 – Modeling Overview

  • This section briefly explains modeling, including the advantages of modeling MES in System Platform.
  • It also describes the production model for the simulated manufacturing plant used in this course.

Section 2 – Entity Model

  • This section describes physical entities, how they are defined and configured, and how to grant user access to them.

Section 3 – Entity Capabilities

  • This section describes entity capabilities and how to enable them.
  • It also describes the entity capabilities included within the Operations Capability Object.

Section 4 – Shifts and Shift Schedules

  • This section provides an overview of shifts and shift schedules, and explains how to create and configure them.
  • It also introduces the use of shift information for reporting purposes.

Section 5 – Product and Process Definition

  • This section describes item classes, items, units of measure, processes, and operations.
  • It also describes how to link items to a process.

Section 6 – Work Order Execution

  • This section describes work orders, jobs, production counters and item reasons, and examines the runtime JobExec in the Operations Capability Object.
  • It also explains response types (With and Without Response), event time (autogenerate), rejected message retrieval features, and the Rejected Message viewer.

Section 7 – Rejected Production Tracking

  • This section explains how to relate item reasons to the concept of rejected production.

Module 4 – Storage Locations

Section 1 – Storage Capability

  • This section describes the storage capability in the Operations Capability Object.
  • It also describes storage options and how to use storage attributes to track the source and destination of transfers.

Module 5 – Genealogy
Section 1 – Bills of Materials

  • This section describes the uses and components of bills of materials, consumption counters, and product genealogy.
  • It also defines item sources and storage destinations.

Module 6 – By-Products

Section 1 – By-Products

  • This section describes how to define by-products and how to track by-product production in runtime.


Module 7 – Item Grades, States, and Reasons

Section 1 – Item Grades, States, and Reasons

  • This section describes the use of Item Grades, States, and Reasons, and explains how to use Item Reasons in runtime production and consumption counters.

Module 8 – Job Management

Section 1 – Job Management

  • This section describes how to modify a job after a work order has been created and explains sequencing and filtering in runtime.

Section 2 – Schedule Jobs at a Parent Entity

  • This section describes how to schedule jobs at a parent entity and run the jobs at child entities.

Section 3 – Job Creation

  • This section describes how to create a job with the Operations Capability Object.
  • It also compares data entry jobs with jobs created from a process.

Module 9 – Operator Visualisation
Section 1 – MES Operator

  • This section describes the MES Operator application how to use it to manually track production.

Section 2 – MES .NET Controls

  • This section provides an overview of the .NET controls included with the MES Operations software.
  • It describes the .NET controls, explains how to import them into a Galaxy, and shows how to use them in an ArchestrA symbol.
  • It also explains stateful versus stateless middleware connections.

Module 10 – Steps, Specifications, Spares, and MES Attributes
Section 1 – Operation Steps

  • This section explains operation steps and step sequence numbers, including how to execute steps in an operation.

Section 2 – Specifications

  • This section describes the use of specifications, how to configure global specifications, and how to assign specifications to operations in a process.
  • It also describes how to enable and configure specification capabilities in an Operations Capability Object.

Section 3 – Spares and MES Attributes

  • This section describes spare fields and attributes, and how to use them to record additional information for production operations.

Module 11 – Inventory Management
Section 1 – Inventory

  • This section describes the capabilities of MES Operations for tracking inventory, including moving, receiving, and reclassifying inventory using attributes in the Operations Capability Object in runtime.


Module 12 – MES Intelligence Reports
Section 1 – Introduction to MES Intelligence Reports

  • This section introduces how to run MES Operations-related reports using MES Intelligence Reports.

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