Monday, April 22, 2013

Press Release: MESA's North American Conference is Launch Venue for Tata Consultancy Services’ Plant in a Box

New Offering Uses MESA Best Practices with Aim to Improve Software Outcomes for Manufacturing Industries
Greenville, SC, April 22, 2013 – MESA International (MESA) is pleased to announce Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) launched its first Plant in a Box (PIB) offering during the MESA 2013 North American Conference today. MESA’s community focuses on best practices for successful software implementation and TCS states that this new offering leverages such models as MESA’s B2MML and ISA 95. TCS says this offering is intended to help manufacturers rapidly set up, operate, optimize, and replicate lean manufacturing plant business systems. For companies moving production facilities close to their target markets, enabling quick and effective ramp-up of new facilities is critical to success. The offering will initially focus on the Automotive Industry – both OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, with the intention to extend the solution to other discrete and process industries down the road.

“We are delighted that TCS has chosen MESA’s North American Conference as the venue to launch this new offering,” said MESA President Michael Yost. “Our members need to see new and evolving solutions as they come to market and understand how they can most successfully and reliably leverage them. MESA encourages companies to contribute to the conversations shaping how modern Information Technologies enhance production operations, and that’s what TCS has done here today.”

TCS is a Gold Keystone Sponsor of MESA International and a sponsor of the Business Forum at MESA’s 2013 North American Conference. The PIB offering includes both commercial enterprise software and Process Framework that rests on a set of models specific to automotive needs. The intention of the models is to help optimize the plant and supply chain and better ensure the enterprise software implementation results in the desired business outcomes.

“Implementing the TCS PIB solution will provide customers with better opportunities to enable a performance-driven plant with visibility to performance driven by key performance indicators (KPIs). With that advantage, they can improve on the key metrics that MESA identifies in its Metrics and Performance Management research: time to market, market share, costs, and return on investment,” said Sanjay Karve, Head of the Innovation and Transformation Group at TCS.

At the core of PIB are a plant management model, detailed business processes and KPIs for lean operations realized on an enterprise software platform. PIB also includes interface models for effective interaction with supplier, customer and shop-floor systems. The software included has pre-configured processes, scenarios, reports, collaboration, and integration to select MES and PLM systems. PIB combined with TCS’ Manufacturing Operations Transformation (MOT) methodology is intended to allow customers to rapidly deploy standardized processes and systems in a plant and enable quick value creation.
About MESA International

MESA International (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) is a global not-for-profit industry association dedicated to improving outcomes for businesses and their people through the use of manufacturing information. MESA is comprised of manufacturers, producers, solution providers, and industry thought leaders collaborating to formulate practical strategies to turn plant-floor data into valuable knowledge for enterprise success. We do this by:
 •Collecting, sharing, and publishing best practices to help drive greater productivity and the overall profitability of the manufacturing enterprise. Over 800 webcasts, guidebooks, whitepapers, studies, and surveys are available for download in our Resource Library.
•Educating professionals through our IACET-accredited MESA Global Education Program (GEP).
 •Facilitating collaboration among members in over 40 countries who connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to drive business results through real-time enterprise and Plant to Enterprise (P2E) integration.
 •Creating partnerships with other industry associations and experts like the World Batch Forum (WBF). Our 2012 merger broadens our knowledge of ISA-95 related standards like B2MML, and ISA-88 related standards like BatchML.

The bottom line? Members benefit from knowing what MESA knows.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPO,infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 276,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 44 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at

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