Can MES Replace SCADA? Grantek’s Sam Russem Joins the “Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered” Podcast

April 22, 2021

Automation World Podcast with Grantek

Sam Russem, Director of the Smart Manufacturing Practice at Grantek, was a guest on the Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered PodcastAutomation World Gets Your Questions Answered is produced by Automation World Magazine.

Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered is a podcast series featuring industrial automation subject matter experts answering questions about automation technologies submitted by end users from the discrete and process manufacturing industries.

In this episode Sam answers a reader’s question about whether it’s possible to replace supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) with manufacturing execution systems (MES) technology? Sam address the overlaps and differences between the two technologies and how their functions can be combined, with an example of a manufacturer that has already done it.

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