Articles & News on Operations & Management

Senseye announces strategic partnership with Malone Group

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Malone Group will operate as a trusted implementation partner and value-added reseller for Senseye, driving adoption of Senseye PdM with large-scale FMCG producers, packaging manufacturers, and heavy industry organizations.

Digital Technologies in the Supply Chain

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By Jonathan Wilkins, director, EU Automation Errors in the pharmaceutical supply chain can lead to late delivery, increased costs and poor-quality products, which can have a detrimental impact on consumers. This article explains how organizations can use digital technologies to improve the pharmaceutical supplychain and minimize the risk of errors.

Siemens announces launch of Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network

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Siemens’ AM Network is designed for enterprises, suppliers and partners that are looking to accelerate the adoption of AM for industrial processes and applications.

The Industrial Automation Transformation Change Agent - Inside Inductive Automation's ICC 2019 Conference

  • by Bill Lydon
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By Bill Lydon, Automation.com The 2019 Inductive Automation Ignition Community Conference was another high energy, creative, and stimulating leadership event. With the company illustrating the power of the next level of software technology and leveraging this with a new business model, Inductive Automation illuminated their progression to be more responsive to industry and customer requirements.

Northwest Analytics announces Peter Guilfoyle as chief executive officer

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Northwest Analytics' board of directors announced that Peter Guilfoyle has been appointed chief executive officer, president and director. Robert Ward, former CEO, will assume an advisory role. These changes were effective November 12, 2019.

Reducing the Risk of Recalls

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By Darcy Simonis, ABB food and beverage With research showing that only 21 per cent of all product recalls over the last decade were detected by the company themselves, it is more important than ever that food and beverage manufacturers review and prevent contamination and mislabeling. This article explores the rise of recalls and what food companies can do to mitigate this alarming trend.

2020 Overall Pricing Effectiveness: The New OEE

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by Gabriel Smith OEE is a quality systems management tool which enables manufacturers to assess a plant’s effectiveness. Used wisely, OEE allows a manufacturer to identify major losses, create a road map to find problems, and enhance capacity.

HANNOVER MESSE event in Mexico draws 30,000

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ITM 2019 showcased smart manufacturing and digital transformation in Mexico, drawing more than 30,000 attendees from Mexico and abroad during the three-day event held from October 9-11 at the Poliforum León in Guanajuato, Mexico.

VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative and OPC UA Foundation announce OPC UA demonstrator

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As part of a joint project, members of the VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative together with the OPC UA Foundation, have developed a hardware demonstrator that includes the practical implementation of the "OPC UA for Machine Vision (OPC MV) Part 1 Companion Specification".

HARTING announces partnership with the PerFact Group

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The proprietors of the HARTING Technology Group have expanded the scope of their entrepreneurial activities and will now be active as a partner of PerFact, the software development company, as from December 31, 2019.