Christoph Leblchristianchris
Associate Director, Automation


Christian Berg
Automation Manager, Manufacturing Execution Systems


Christoph and Christian  will be two of the distinguished speakers at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Execution Systems Conference.


Why is the Manufacturing Execution Systems Conference important to manufacturing teams?
First and foremost attending the conference will provide many opportunities to share best practices and apply learnings from others.


How has MES evolved in the last several years?
MES systems are more and more seen as a director of the process vs. just another control system component


What initiatives are on the horizon at your organization in 2016?

  • Fully implementation of Review by Exception to maximize value.
  • Maximize reliability and simplification of system administration through redundancy and virtualization.
  • Minimize cost of ownership through standardization of systems AND processes.
  • Bottom line making Buffer (as an example) is a standard process and we should not re-engineer this every time we built a plant.


How do you see MES evolving over the next 5-10 years?
User interfaces continue to evolve and become more portable and intuitive. More integration with business processes like Finance, Training, Scheduling and Quality.


Why is this conference important to you as an industry leader?
Expand Network and share best practices.


If you had to describe MES in one word, what would it be?
Quarterback (with a camera on the helmet).


What topics are you most excited about for the conference program this year?
Panel Discussions.


What are the “key takeaways” for your presentation/panel discussion?
Business Processes need to evolve with the Technology and adding MES into the mix requires an open mindset – leave the baggage on the runway.


Are there any blogs, forums, industry associations that you follow in relation to MES?

  • Emerson Global User Exchange
  • Company Internal User Groups and Workshops