Articles & News on MES and Operations Management

On Demand Webinar: Remotely Configure Connectivity for Improved Security and Efficiency

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In this webinar, Kepware and JPI introduce the KEPServerEX Configuration API and discuss two advanced use cases that allowed JPI to quickly implement critical connectivity for their customer’s operations

iBASEt to help Lockheed Martin enhance manufacturing execution system (MES) for its Aeronautics divi

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The solution is designed to improve manufacturing spans, quality and compliance by giving plant managers complete visibility into their product production and offer efficiency and continuous improvement through data capture and analysis.

iBASEt to help Lockheed Martin enhance manufacturing execution system (MES) for its Aeronautics divi

  • News

The solution is designed to improve manufacturing spans, quality and compliance by giving plant managers complete visibility into their product production and offer efficiency and continuous improvement through data capture and analysis.

Managing Compliance in Food Production

  • News

By Dominique Stucki, ABB Control Technology There was widespread panic across Europe in mid-2017 when millions of eggs were recalled due to being contaminated with Fipronil — a highly toxic insecticide that is banned in the EU.

3 Predictions for Industrial Manufacturing Trends in 2019

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By Stefan Reuther, COPA-DATA Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Regardless of the phrase used to describe digitalization in manufacturing, there’s no denying that a shift has already taken place. This article gives three predictions for industrial automation in 2019 — no buzzwords included.

What is Open Source & Why Should You Care?

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By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com Industrial automation users, system integrators, machine builders, and automation suppliers that understand how to embrace and leverage open source are dramatically improving their odds of being effective competitors in their respective industries.

Siemens helps Chinese chrome alloy manufacturer employ new production management system

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Siemens will design, engineer and commission a new production management system (PMS), based on the Siemens Minerals Operation Management Solution.

How Effective is My Production? Achieving less machine downtime through OEE analysis

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By Martin Grune & Patrick Kraus, infoteam Software AG How can production be optimized, where can improvement opportunities be found, which processes may even indirectly slow down operative business from the background? Overall Equipment Effectiveness (GAE) or Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has established itself as the key performance indicator for this.

What Eggs Can Teach Us About Traceability

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By Shan Zhan, ABB Control Technologies In summer 2017, 15 EU states, Switzerland and Hong Kong were affected by the Fipronil contamination scandal. This article looks at what the scandal can teach food manufacturers about the importance of traceability processes.

Westfalia Technologies helps Heaven Hill enhance warehouse efficiency

  • Case Study

The combination of the AS/RS and layer pick system allows Heaven Hill to convey pallets from palletizing to storage and to truck-staging lanes, thereby streamlining the entire order fulfillment process.