Articles & News on MES and Operations Management

Bringing Data Visualization to the Forefront in Fastening Operations

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By Anthony Borges, PINpoint Information Systems Patterns, trends and associations that might go undetected in text based information can be understood easier with manufacturing execution software that puts data visualization forefront.

Closing the Loop on Manufacturing Error-proofing with MES

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By Anthony Borges, PINpoint Information Systems Considering that quality and efficiency are the life blood of any manufacturing company, closing the loop on error-proofing is not only important but often ignored.

Scalable MES Can Increase Speed to Smart Manufacturing

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By Greg Schmidt, Rockwell Automation Manufacturing execution systems (MES) can help companies better understand their operations and get more out of their workforce, equipment and materials. However, traditional MES is often an all-in, enterprise-wide investment.

The New Era of Automation Architectures: What does it mean for users?

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By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com The application of revolutionary new concepts and technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), sensor advances, embedded controllers, and improving technology, are rapidly changing automation architectures.

How Your Automation Infrastructure Can Meet Demand for Quality Ingredients

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By Dave Sharpe, Rockwell Automation Whole and healthy ingredients can create obstacles in production, while ingredient transparency is also an issue. Luckily, an automation infrastructure that lets IT and OT communicate can solve many of these complications

Omnify announces technology partnership with SiliconExpert

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The integration between SiliconExpert and Omnify Empower PLM supplies detailed part information to users when creating new, corporate parts/part numbers within Empower.

Cloud-Based MES: The Effort to Empower Small Manufacturers

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By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com In this day and age, it can sometimes seem like the small manufacturer is getting buried underneath the bigger entities in the industry. Yet, many of today’s advances, like the cloud-based MES, are making it possible for small and medium size manufacturers to improve their operation

Enhanced productivity to be on display at the 2017 HANNOVER MESSE

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What happens when a machine fails or a customer changes its order? Production has to be re-configured, which is time-consuming and expensive. What if there was a better way?

Werum announces service partnership with EIS

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Since January 1, 2017, EIS is thus a "PAS-X Endorsed Service Partner" and will support Werum customers in Europe and in the USA in the on-site-implementation of Werum's PAS-X MES.

Seeq and Inductive Automation partner to deliver connectivity for Ignition SCADA system

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This Seeq connector is designed to enable Inductive Automation customers to use Seeq Workbench to find insights in their data leading to better production outcomes including improved asset availability, product quality, and process efficiency.