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The MES – Operations Instructor-Led Training course is a 4-day, instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of Wonderware MES Software/Operations. This course provides lectures and hands-on labs designed to supply and reinforce the knowledge necessary to use MES Operations to configure and define an operations model, products, and production capabilities. The class will demonstrate parameter download/upload and data collection, as well as how to report traceability and genealogy information. The course will also cover integration between MES Operations and System Platform.

Target Audience

Plant floor operators and managers, system integrators, consultants, engineers, and technical professionals who need to configure and use the Wonderware MES Software/Operations product in their manufacturing processes.


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

  • Completion of the Applications Server course
  • Completion of the In Touch for System Platform course


Classroom, onsite, online

Learning Objectives

  • Define a production and execution model, which addresses the bill of materials, operations, and inventory
  • Create and execute work orders that enforce production rules
  • Implement production capabilities, such as data collection, traceability, genealogy, and material substitution
  • View and analyze production reports
  • Integrate Wonderware MES Software/Operations with System Platform
  • Create windows using Wonderware MES .NET Controls



Module 1: Introduction

Section 1- Course Introduction: This section describes the objectives of the course, the intended audience, the prerequisites and the course agenda.

Section 2 – System Platform Overview: This section describes the fundamental concepts and architecture of the Wonderware System Platform.

Section 3- Wonderware MES Software/Operations Overview: This section describes the functionality and features of Wonderware MES Software/Operations and provides an overview of the client applications.

Section 4- System Requirements and Licensing: This section describes the hardware recommendations, software requirements, and licensing for Wonderware MES Software/Operations.

Module 2: Wonderware MES Client Overview

Section 1 – Wonderware MES Client: This section describes the Wonderware MES Client interface.

Section 2 – Security: This section describes the security settings in Wonderware MES Software/Operations, including security groups, users, group privileges, and security parameters.

Module 3: Define the Basic Operations Model

Section 1 – Modeling Overview: This section briefly explains what modeling means and 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 discusses entity capabilities within the Operations Capability Object.

Section 4- Product and Process Definition: This section discusses items and item classes and describes how to link a process to a production item.

Section 5 – Work Order Execution: This section discusses work orders, jobs, and production counters, and examines the runtime; JobExec in the Operations Capability Object.

Module 4: More on the Operations Model

Section 1- Rejected Production: This section discusses how to create Item Reasons and how they relate to the concept of rejected production.

Section 2- Storage Capability: This section discusses storage capability in the Operations Capability Object.

Section 3 – Bill of Materials: This section discusses bill of materials, consumption counters, and product genealogy.

Section 4 -Item Grades, States, and Reasons: This section discusses the use of Item Grades, States, and Reasons and explains how to use Item Reasons in runtime Production and Consumption Counters.

Section 5- By-Products: This section discusses how to define By-Products and how to track their production in runtime.

Section 6- Schedule Jobs at a Parent Entity: This section discusses how to schedule jobs at a parent entity and run the jobs at children entities.

Section 7 – 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 8 – Job Creation: Describe how to create a job with the Operations Capability Object and compare a data entry job with a process job.

Module 5: Operator Visualization

Section 1 – MES Operator Client: This section discusses the Operator Client, how to manually track production, and explains the MES .NET client controls.

Section 2 – MES .NET Controls: This section provides an overview of the .NET controls included with Wonderware MES- Operations. It describes the Operations .NET controls and shows how to import them into a Galaxy and use them in an ArchestrA symbol.

Module 6: Steps, Specifications, Spares, and MES Attributes

Section 1 – Operation Steps: This section explains steps and sequence numbers and describes how to execute steps in an operation.

Section 2 – Specifications: This section discusses specifications, explains how to configure global specifications and browse and select them from the MES database, and describes specification capabilities in the Operations Capability Object.

Section 3 – Spares and MES Attributes: This section discusses the use of Spare fields and the concept of custom MES Attributes and how to create and link them.

Module 7: Inventory Management

Section 1 -Inventory: This section discusses the inventory management features of Wonderware MES Software/Operations and the Operations Capability Object attributes in runtime.

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