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Factivity MES and Carlisle Brake and Friction’s Lean Initiative: Part Two

Industry 4.0, MES, Uncategorized|

Recap In our last blog, we wrote about Carlisle Brake and Friction’s lean project. The 101-year-old manufacturing company used a creative and fascinating “lean” approach as the framework for modernizing its production and business [...]

Lean and Factivity MES at Carlisle Brake and Friction: Part One

Industry 4.0, MES, Uncategorized|

Some people believe that lean manufacturing is incompatible with computerized systems, but that is not the case. Lean is incompatible with complicated computerized processes that add non-value-added steps to production, but a well-thought-out solution, like [...]

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, it can be hard to [...]

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 from process improvement projects to [...]

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 was our newest in factory [...]

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 quality and a minimum of [...]

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