Manufacturing Execution System

The Harford Control solution is a unique combination of MIS (Management Information System) and MES (Manufacturing Execution System), designed to improve process control through automation, and to supply accurate Business Intelligence in real-time to support decision-making to improve the bottom line.

There are Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Management Information Systems (MIS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Business Intelligence (BI), Manufacturing Intelligence (MI), Operations Intelligence (OI), Operations Performance Management (OPM), Quality Management Systems (QMS), Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) – and there is Harford.

We don’t mind which name you call us. We are here to help manufacturers to minimise wastage, eliminate risk and to improve performance. All to positively impact the bottom line.

Main Features of Manufacturing Information Systems

Manufacturing Information Systems (MIS) provide real-time data visibility, end-to-end traceability and factory stats (mobile apps). Advanced reporting and analytics capabilities further enhance decision-making and process optimisation.

Line Performance – OEE and more

Automated, accurate, real-time information enables your team to make decisions where and when needed – based on facts, not opinions. Gain full visibility into your manufacturing processes and improve line performance in real-time. Unlock hidden capacity, reduce changeover times, improve labour utilisation – all through a single interface.

Live Reporting – Real-Time Analyses and Interpretation Tools

Making the right decisions at the right time has a huge impact on performance improvement, quality consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our reporting tool visualises all relevant KPIs in real-time, displays automatic Short Interval Control (SIC) screens, sends alerts and provides a huge range of historic reports and analyses – including tools for root cause analysis (e.g. 5Y). All of this feeds into the digital transformation of your business.

Main Features of Manufacturing Execution Systems

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) offer real-time shop floor control, production scheduling and performance monitoring. With comprehensive visibility into production processes, MES enables real-time tracking of raw materials, labour and energy usage, ensuring efficient execution of manufacturing operations and enabling continuous process improvement.

Process Control – Quality and Yield

It’s not hard to do things Right First Time, when you have a solution that instantly verifies any input and provides corrective action advice when a quality check fails, with full data traceability. To minimize material wastage, we employ Statistical Process Control (SPC) to ensure that optimum control of any process can be achieved – even where high levels of variation exist.

Automation – Inspection and Machine Setup

Automatic configuration of packaging line devices and machinery removes the need for human interaction, and hence minimizes the risk of non-conformances or product recalls. Downtime during changeovers is reduced, yielding higher efficiency. Data captured from in-line inspection devices (scanning, weighing, x-ray, etc) is used for further analysis and performance improvements.

Main Benefits of Manufacturing Information Systems

Manufacturing Information Systems (MIS) offer real-time visibility into production performance, empowering proactive decision-making. With up-to-date information and instant notifications, businesses can make informed decisions and promptly address issues. These solutions are flexible and agile, independent of the operating system, adapting to the dynamic market landscape.

Main Benefits of Manufacturing Execution Systems

Manufacturing Execution Systems offer enhanced production control, increased process efficiency, improved quality management, and traceability. With real-time performance monitoring, MES enables better resource allocation, minimised wastage, and improved yield rates. By enforcing standard operating procedures and ensuring regulatory compliance, MES enhances product quality and safety while reducing operational risks.

How These Systems Benefit Businesses in Harford Control's Sectors

Harford Manufacturing Information Systems and Manufacturing Execution Systems benefit manufacturers by providing end-to-end visibility, traceability, and control over complex manufacturing processes. These systems drive operational efficiency, enable data-driven decision-making, and support continuous improvement initiatives. They are particularly valuable in industries such as FMCG, Food & Beverage, Heath & Beauty, Pharmaceutical and Chemical where stringent quality standards, regulatory compliance, and operational excellence are paramount.


  • What is a Manufacturing Information System (MIS) in the manufacturing industry?

    A Manufacturing Information System (MIS) is a comprehensive software solution designed to manage and analyse manufacturing-related data. It integrates various data sources, including production, inventory, quality, and maintenance, to provide real-time visibility into the manufacturing process. MIS facilitates decision-making, improves efficiency, and enhances overall operational performance.

  • What are the key features of a Manufacturing Information System (MIS)?

    A Manufacturing Information System (MIS) typically includes features such as data collection, reporting and analytics, inventory management, production planning, scheduling, quality control, and maintenance management. It provides a centralized platform to monitor and control manufacturing operations, enabling data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement. 

  • What are the benefits of implementing a Manufacturing Information System (MIS)?

    Implementing a Manufacturing Information System (MIS) offers several benefits for manufacturers. It improves operational efficiency, reduces costs, and enhances productivity. MIS provides real-time visibility into key metrics, enabling proactive decision-making and resource optimization. It facilitates process standardization, enhances collaboration, and streamlines communication across departments. MIS also supports compliance with industry regulations and standards.

  • How does a Manufacturing Information System (MIS) benefit the food and beverage, pharma, cosmetic, and chemical industries?

    In the food and beverage, pharma, cosmetic, and chemical industries, a Manufacturing Information System (MIS) ensures compliance with stringent regulations, product quality control, and traceability. It helps manage recipe formulations, batch control, and quality testing procedures. MIS enables accurate inventory management, expiration date tracking, and adherence to industry-specific standards, ensuring product safety and regulatory compliance.

  • How does a Manufacturing Information System (MIS) improve data management and analysis?

    A Manufacturing Information System (MIS) improves data management and analysis by integrating data from various sources and providing advanced reporting and analytics capabilities. It allows manufacturers to track and analyse key performance indicators, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions. MIS enables efficient data collection, storage, and retrieval, facilitating quick access to critical information for timely decision-making and process optimization.

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