Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


A Review Paper about the Application of Manufacturing Execution System in Dairy Industries in Malaysia

Author(s): Hamzah Ali Al-shami, Shariman Abdullah, Mohd Shukor Salleh

 The halal food industry is one of the most active emerging industries worldwide, which has recently received considerable attention from both academics and investors. Malaysia as one of the leading countries in Halal food recognized this opportunity and built up its capacity by preparing a blueprint and subsiding the Halal firm's development and sustainability. However, besides external competition and customers behavior change, this Halal food industry generally and dairy particularly is still facing major internal challenges including the problems of low level of production management information, inadequate and incomplete information transmission, disconnection between management and production, lagging production command, etc. Manufacturing Executive System (MES) has been recognized as a crucial tool that helps eliminate human error in manufacturing by providing real-time quality data checks, yield monitoring, automatic enforcement of specifications and business rules. Yet, the implication of MES in the food industry in many developing countries including Malaysia still in the infant stage. Therefore, this review paper aims to review the importance of MES in the diary industry and how it can be used to bridge the current challenges.

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