What is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing is a series of techniques and workflows designed to help companies reduce costs, increase product quality while improving shop floor efficiency, all leading to improved profitability. At the center of lean manufacturing are process and production monitoring techniques designed to provide the data needed for advanced analytical techniques, including Statistical Process Control (SPC) …

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Hosted Managed Services Benefits to Manufacturers

Bottom Line: Manufacturers are opting to deploy their ERP systems over Hosted Managed Services to slash high licensing and I.T. costs while saving I.T. staffs’ valuable time for projects that more closely support revenue and customer growth. The Covid-19 pandemic digitally transformed manufacturing faster than the most persuasive, profitable business case ever could. It has also made manufacturers …

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The Growing Reliance on Traceability in Manufacturing Supply Chains

Bottom Line: The heightened priority on health & safety is leading to a renaissance of traceability in manufacturing across many industry sectors as every business strives to keep its employees, customers, and suppliers safe. Manufacturers are racing to digitally transform their supply chains to gain needed insights to reduce risks to their employees, customers, partners, and …

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Overcoming Production Challenges With a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Bottom Line: A Manufacturing Execution System can help manufacturers improve production accuracy and gain greater control and visibility across shop floors, leading to improving speed and scale of manufacturing operations.   A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) help manufacturers overcome production challenges by giving them greater control and visibility across the core areas of their operations. Five of the most important …

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DELMIAworks 2020X Shows Our Commitment To Keep Innovating For Our Customers

The most valuable conversations we have every day are with our customers. Their challenges, needs, and requirements continue to be an excellent source of innovation. Our latest release, DELMIAworks 2020X, reflects our commitment to keep innovating by collaborating with them. SHOPWORKS, an easily configurable series of Work Center dashboards designed to improve shop floor efficiency, …

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Maximize Efficiencies With Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Software

A leading plastics global plastics manufacturer has standardized on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as one of their primary metrics based on its proven value in stabilizing every production machine on their shop floor. An injection molding manufacturer was able to increase OEE performance by 7% in three months, increasing gross profit by $1.2M across six …

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Our Customers And Their Collaboration With Us Defines DELMIAWorks2020

The best ideas for how to improve DELMIAworks comes from our customers. Our most recent release, DELMIAWorks 2020, reflects what they’ve asked for along with improvements we’re seeing are needed across our worldwide manufacturing customer base. Every DELMIAWorks customer has the opportunity to be a co-collaborator in creating new features, enhancements, and suggesting improvements on …

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Advantages Of Material Requirements Planning Software

Bottom Line: Material Requirements Planning (MRP) software helps to keep manufacturing operations in balance by managing all inventory requirements and resources necessary to meet production demand while maintaining lean inventory levels. Getting orders shipped on time at the highest quality levels possible is the goal of all manufacturers because everyone wants to keep the customers they have …

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How Manufacturers Can Benefit From The Theory Of Constraints

There are many valuable lessons in Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s classic book, The Goal regarding how manufacturers can benefit from the Theory of Constraints (TOC). What makes this book a must-read for anyone in manufacturing is how effectively it shows how constraints can also provide the needed data and insights to achieve greater process improvements. My favorite …

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Monitor Machine Performance With Manufacturing Process Monitoring Software

Bottom Line:  Capturing machine process and measurement data with real-time process monitoring helps manufacturers improve quality and compliance, while also increasing production yields and shop floor productivity. Manufacturers are continually faced with the challenges of improving time-to-market while reducing production costs and increasing quality. Given the massive amount of data a typical production plant generates …

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