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Beyond the Basics: What’s Next for Industry 4.0?

Advanced Planning Scheduling, Industry 4.0, MES, Uncategorized|

While the basics of Industry 4.0 may sound futuristic, it won’t be long before we see even more sweeping changes in manufacturing. When new technologies arrive on the scene, [...]

Real-Time Productivity Tracking from OEE to Time & Attendance

Advanced Planning Scheduling, OEE | KPI Measurement, Production Planning Software|

Don’t forget these few facts…Part 1 Accurate factory floor production reporting is becoming more and more important for many manufacturing companies for a variety of reasons. Reasons that range [...]

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QAD 2018 Explore Conference

Advanced Planning Scheduling, Industry 4.0, MES, Uncategorized|

The QAD 2018 Explore Conference was another great success for FACTIVITY and the various customers and potential future customer that came by our booth to talk. On display [...]

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Industry 4.0: Changing the Face of Manufacturing

Advanced Planning Scheduling, Industry 4.0, MES, Uncategorized|

Manufacturers in the age of Industry 4.0 must be smart, connected, responsive and customer centric. The factory of the future must operate flawlessly, delivering products on time with acceptable [...]

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Selecting Technologies for Industry 4.0

Advanced Planning Scheduling, Industry 4.0, MES, Uncategorized|

Our recent post Getting Started with Industry 4.0 lays out a path to the future of smart and modern manufacturing. The best way to achieve your Industry 4.0 goals is [...]

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Industry 4.0…what you should know while at Explore!

Advanced Planning Scheduling, Industry 4.0, MES, Uncategorized|

What is Industry 4.0? You may be hearing a lot of buzz about Industry 4.0 and wondering what all the noise is about. The concept arose from a project [...]

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Getting Started with Industry 4.0

Advanced Planning Scheduling, Industry 4.0, MES|

Industry 4.0 encompasses so many technologies and offers so many transformational opportunities that it can be hard to know where to start. For example, McKinsey lists almost 30 [...]

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What is Industry 4.0?

Advanced Planning Scheduling, Industry 4.0, MES|

You may be hearing a lot of buzz about Industry 4.0 and wondering what all the noise is about. The concept arose from a project commissioned by the German [...]

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Scheduling Software…How Plastics & Metal Manufacturers can make better operational decisions…faster!

MES, OEE | KPI Measurement|

“One major differentiator between Advanced Scheduling Software and using your current ERP and/or spreadsheet based scheduling system is the ability to quickly and easily provide realistic ship dates to [...]

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Manufacturing Labor Time– Not what it used to be!

MES, OEE | KPI Measurement|

As recently mentioned in the NY Times Newspaper of Jan 3, 2018… “Tech has helped undercut the power of incumbent institutions — governments, political parties, the media, the patriarchy…” [...]

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