Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management


Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Operational Business Intelligence (OpBI) analyze and control operationalactivities in different organizational application fields. This raises the question how far these concepts are interrelated incontext of company-wide process coordination and analysis. The goal of this paper is the evaluation and conceptualclassification of MES and OpBI to base subsequent research actions. A literature review is conducted to recognize if arelationship of the concepts is taken into account in academics and to look for research gaps. Therefore, a representativenumber of articles have been extracted from selected scientific databases. The review results in four publications illuminatingonly single correlation aspects. This leads to the conclusion that further research in context of MES and OpBI is needed.