Why You Should Invest in MES

I recently attended a webinar asking the question, Has MES Come of Age? It is an interesting premise. It is commonly known now that implementing information technology for manufacturers is one of the keys to their success but are Manufacturing Execution Systems being recognized for their business value? Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a term […]

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I have a Manufacturing Execution System, now what?

Your company has implemented a Manufacturing Execution System or they have had one for a long time. What do you do now? Many companies use Manufacturing Execution Systems implementations as a catalyst for change. Implementing a MES forces people to think about how their plant runs and how it can be optimized. Whether there are multiple […]

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3 Questions to Ask before Deploying MES Cloud Apps

You are a CIO recently hired to a mid-size manufacturing company that produces widgets. The company hired you to help guide them to implement a Manufacturing Execution System. At first you thought this would be a relatively easy decision, so you put out a RFQ (request for quote) and see which of the on-premises, traditional vendors […]

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IT & Manufacturing – It’s a Woman’s Game

Rosie the Riveter

This post is inspired from reading the article, “Women’s Work: A Glimpse at the Changing Face of Manufacturing”, which I recommend. Reading this post made me think about how I found myself in the world of manufacturing. After reading the article, I believe it really does mean something different to be a woman in the field. I don’t work […]

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5 Clues your MES is “at Home” in the Plant

It’s first thing in the morning, coffee in hand. You step out onto to plant floor to start up the production line. Machines hum in the background, workstation monitors displaying work instructions glow down the line, and the first order of the day has been loaded into the manufacturing execution system. 5 Clues that your MES is […]

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