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Technology

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 (MES). 5 Clues that your MES […]

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Technology

Are we experiencing a Manufacturing Execution System Revolution?

Thanks to the explosion of possibilities brought to us by the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and the Digital Thread, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) now have options. Since the 1980’s, Manufacturing Execution Systems were implemented with in-house development teams and custom enterprise software. They were hosted on local servers in the plant. With Industry 4.0, we […]

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Business Technology

5 Steps to a Successful Conference Room Pilot

Conference Room Pilots (CRPs) are a great way to give end users hands-on time with a system or new software before it is fully developed. CRPs are often used in information system implementations, such as Manufacturing Execution Systems because it gives users an idea of how the new software will work. This provides many benefits such as […]

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Remote Work Technology

How to have a Virtual Code Jam

In a world where project team members telecommuting has grown nearly 80% since 2005 in the US and we work with people all over the world, we need to be able to jam out work as if we were all in the office together. Online forum/Instant Messaging It is essential to have a real-time chat that […]