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Advanced Planning and Scheduling…Can you afford to live without it?

Advanced Planning Scheduling|

In Today’s fast pace marketplace Manufacturer’s must consider using an APS System Many manufacturing companies have an ERP solution and believe that their software requirements are completely covered by [...]

IoT, MES Software and Increased Profitability

IoT, MES|

According to research from Markets and Markets Custom Research, the MES software market is expected to grow to $18.22 Billion by 2022, a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 13.6% [...]

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What is an MES System?

Case Study|

Most manufacturers understand the need for ERP or inventory management and financial applications, but when it comes to MES solutions, they sometimes find the reasons to invest in another software [...]

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FACTIVITY Implementation at CoorsTek Uden Netherlands

Case Study|

THE COMPANY: With headquarters in Golden, CO, USA, CoorsTek is the largest Engineered Ceramics and Advance Materials manufacturer in the world. The company develops, produces and markets components and assemblies for [...]

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Why Factory Floor Automation Projects Fail!

Shop Floor Data Collection|

Don’t fall short of the goal by missing the Three (3) Points-of-Integration Engineer And Apprentice Using Automated Milling Machine Machine Integration, Machine Monitoring, OEE Metrics, Paperless or [...]

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Why Factory Floor Project Fail… Misunderstanding MRP and MES (Part 3)

Shop Floor Data Collection|

Factory Floor Projects which are targeted to improve the production process on the manufacturing floor come in all shapes and sizes. Part 1 of this series published late last year, [...]

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Real-Time Factory Floor Information Projects…Play it safe! – Part 1

Shop Floor Data Collection|

Wiring-up your machine to a central server to collect data for evaluation of OEE metrics or using bar code readers to facilitate a factory floor Data Collection project might sound [...]

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Play it Safe with Factory Floor Information Projects – Part 2

Shop Floor Data Collection|

As mentioned in Part 1 of the article, trying to collect data at “grouped” operations like laser cutting, roll cutting or furnace operations where many different parts are processed at [...]

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Factory Floor – What Are You Missing? The Value of OEE Metrics on the Factory Shop Floor

Shop Floor Data Collection|

A recent article by a QAD consultant discussed factory floor effectiveness and OEE Metrics. It is a good article, but as a long time MES partner of QAD, I would [...]

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Better On-Time-Delivery…Using Metrics to Improve the Production Process: Part 1

OEE | KPI Measurement|

Metrics, a measurement methodology, are being used frequently in today’s manufacturing environment as the pathway to best practices and world class manufacturing. The use of information, specifically data collected during [...]

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