Monarch, a leading supplier of high-end circular knitting machines, and BMSvision have entered into a cooperation agreement for the development, marketing, installation and service of a state-of-the-art Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for the circular knitting industry. The system, which is based on the BMSvision Knit Master architecture, is marketed as MMS – Monarch Monitoring System. Using the LAN interface board of the Monarch machine, all production data is automatically collected and sent to the MMS server for real-time analysis and reporting. An additional interface has been developed with the LGL feeders on the machine providing realtime information of yarn tension and yarn consumption in the MMS monitoring application. Older machines or machines from any other brand are connected by means of one of BMSvision touch screen-based data collection terminals.