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Do you need an MES for your factory floor?

Shop Floor Data Collection|

Generally speaking, there are two major categories of factory floor systems in the market…and both of them help minimize, control and analyze factory activities. You can group these systems into [...]

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Factivity Headquarter Updates

Company | Product News|

FACTIVITY’S 24/7 SUPPORT LINE FACTIVITY has clients all over the world. We recognize how important 24/7 customer service is and we are delivering on this need. This allows us [...]

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SAP Integration Now Available for FACTIVITY

Company | Product News|

FACTIVITY has partnered with a SAP consulting and mobile application development organization, Edgecliff Technology Innovators (ETI). ETI, with over 20 years of SAP experience, has crafted a two-way integration between [...]

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Should you invest in Analytics or Metrics?

OEE | KPI Measurement|

The truth about which technology is best for your company Often in discussions regarding factory performance measurements, regardless of whether the area that is being analyzed is the machines overall [...]

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CoorsTek Medical Utilizes Factivity MES

Case Study|

CoorsTek Medical Utilizes Factivity MES Software to Create More Efficient Use of Labor and Equipment Installation of new software product assists company in implementing a unique touch screen system [...]

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What does APS really mean… Advanced Planning and Scheduling or Automation Production System?

Advanced Planning Scheduling|

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), that is using computer algorithms tied together with an easy to use Graphical User Interface, is being more and more recognized as the premier method [...]

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Comparing your Operating Units using Multi-Plant Metric Analysis

OEE | KPI Measurement|

Obtaining real-time and real-effective OEE measurements (Part 3) This is the third article in a series on OEE measurements. Read the first article here. Read the second article here.  [...]

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Machine integration vs. machine monitoring

OEE | KPI Measurement|

OEE…does it require machine integration, machine monitoring, both or neither? Obtaining real-time and real-effective OEE measurements (Part 2) This is the second article in a series on OEE measurements. Read [...]

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OEE – What does it require?

OEE | KPI Measurement|

Does it require Machine Integration, Machine Monitoring, both or neither? Obtaining real-time and real-effective OEE measurements This is the first article in a series on OEE measurements Overall Equipment [...]

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Data collection and production planning

OEE | KPI Measurement|

Data Collection: Can it really affect your production planning? Homework Beyond gathering accounting information, there is the real need to understand where to find the areas of [...]

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