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Discrete Manufacturers Discover Value in New MES/MOM Solutions

Discrete Manufacturers Discover Value in New MES/MOM Solutions


Jason Spera, CEO and co-founder, Aegis Software, recently shared his vantage of the changes for factory floor automation in 2021.

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Honeywell Forge Named in Leaders' Quadrant of 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for MES

Honeywell Forge Named in Leaders' Quadrant of 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for MES


Honeywell announced that Honeywell Forge has been positioned by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

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Case Study: How One Manufacturer Put Out the Fire on its Burning ERP Platform

Case Study: How One Manufacturer Put Out the Fire on its Burning ERP Platform


C&C Power, Inc. identified that it was on a burning platform which was getting in the way of being able to make essential business changes. This is the story of how the company achieved a reduction in stock-outs by 25% thanks to real (not general) materials requirements planning (MRP) functionality, reduced the impact on processes associated with design changes after orders are released to manufacturing, and achieved faster order turn time and a hugely improved customer experience.

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Discrete Manufacturers Discover Value in New MES/MOM Solutions

Jason Spera, CEO and co-founder, Aegis Software, recently shared his vantage of the changes for factory floor automation in 2021.

Honeywell Forge Named in Leaders' Quadrant of 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for MES

Honeywell announced that Honeywell Forge has been positioned by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

Case Study: How One Manufacturer Put Out the Fire on its Burning ERP Platform

C&C Power, Inc. identified that it was on a burning platform which was getting in the way of being able to make essential business changes. This is the story of how the company achieved a reduction in stock-outs by 25% thanks to real (not general) materials requirements planning (MRP) functionality, reduced the impact on processes associated with design changes after orders are released to manufacturing, and achieved faster order turn time and a hugely improved customer experience.

Plex Systems Acquires Kors Engineering To Deliver Manufacturing Process Automation

The combined solution expands smart manufacturing with first-mile plant and machine connectivity.

Honeywell Acquires Sine Group to Create a Mobile Platform for Honeywell Forge Offerings

Sine’s visitor management software, designed with mobile users in mind, will augment Honeywell’s Connected Buildings offerings with expanded safety, security and compliance capabilities.

The State of the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS)

In a presentation during the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) Virtual Process Industry Conference (PIC) on Nov. 17, 2020, Don Bartusiak, president of Collaborative Systems Integration and co-chair of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF), gave an overview of OPAF’s published standards and the planned future work of the forum.

Resilience and Your Digitalization Strategy

Companies faced with challenges of recovering from pandemic and economic disruption benefit from digital technologies and metrics that show progress toward short- and long-term goals.

MES and Digital Transformation

ARC Advisory Group and Automation.com recently collaborated on a web survey to gauge the current take up of various manufacturing execution system (MES)-related functionalities in the context of digital transformation. This article summarizes our key takeaways from this survey using only those respondents who identified as end users.

Manufacturers Simplify Digital Transformation with Modular MES and ERP Systems Integration

Just as the Industrial Revolution replaced handmade production processes, integrated manufacturing and enterprise data systems must replace the manual data processes that hold manufacturers back today.

Case Study: A Natural Gas Distributor Solves Local Access Challenges

A distributor of natural gas needed a lightweight, local, wireless access solution at remote sites to replace old paper recording calibration methods. The patent-pending Xona platform met the distributor’s stringent efficiency and cybersecurity requirements.

Digital Transformation and COVID Pandemic Drive MES Market for Discrete Manufacturing Industries

New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Manufacturing Execution Systems for Discrete Industries market reveals that manufacturing execution systems (MES) are a key technology for digital transformation, smart manufacturing, and enabling companies to overcome some of the headwinds created by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

At HARTING, Environmental Protection and Production Go Hand in Hand

At HARTING, environmental protection and production have dovetailed for many years. "Ecological responsibility is a fundamental component of our actions," is the motto of our corporate philosophy.

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Download the latest edition of InTech to read more about motion control programming, petrochemical asset management, smart sensors for gas detection, cloud computing for analytics, flowmeter calibration, and more.

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Learn how to determine if critical processes and machinery are protected and identify those that require safeguards.

Learn how to determine if critical processes and machinery are protected and identify those that require safeguards.

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Obtain accurate data in real time to improve process efficiency, ensure product quality, and achieve the desired ROI.

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This new edition reflects the continuing evolution of technology and its effects on automation and control.

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Learn about the crucial tasks CSTs are responsible for and the skills they need when implementing a new system or plant.

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Review essential process control topics such as control systems, measurements, final control elements, networking, and more!

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