Manufacturing

Seeing Further: Using Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to Improve Visibility

As independent enterprise technology consultants, we’re regularly called to guide project teams through technology evaluation, selection and implementation.  With a focus on business process improvement, our consultants are regularly out in the field guiding manufacturers and distributors that are challenged with managing the complexity of their operations. A common theme running through these conversations is …

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Six Ways Warehouse Inventory Management Software Optimizes Efficiency

The Warehouse Inventory Management Software market grew to $1.4B in 2016 and is projected to attain a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.1% between 2017 and 2025 with the global market reaching $4.6B by the end of 2025.  Warehouse Inventory Management software and systems help reduce infrastructure costs and enable the reallocation of existing …

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Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay

Bottom Line: Cleanrooms that rely on ERP systems to track the many costs, activities, and revenues associated with their operation have the potential to deliver a higher ROI by increasing the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run. Cleanrooms Need ERP Systems To Find The Path Out Of Price Wars Plastics manufacturers are relying …

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Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Reducing supply chain forecasting errors by 50% and lost sales by 65% with better product availability is achievable with machine learning. Automating quality testing using machine learning is increasing defect detection rates up to 90%. Bottom line: Machine …

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10 Ways IoT Can Improve Supply Chains

The majority of enterprises are prioritizing their blockchain pilots that concentrate on supply chains improvements (53%) and the Internet of Things (51%) according to Deloitte’s latest blockchain survey. By 2023, blockchain will support the global movement and tracking of $2T of goods and services annually based on a recent Gartner By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics …

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Manufacturing Needs Smart Machines To Grow

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents integration architecture challenges that once solved can enable use cases that deliver fast-growing revenue opportunities. ISA-95 addressed the rise of global production and distributed supply chains yet are still deficient on the issue of data and security, specifically the proliferation of IIoT sensors, which are the real security perimeter …

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The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing Software

Bottom Line: The majority of manufacturers are prioritizing shop floor productivity as their most valuable growth strategy, relying on manufacturing software to be the catalyst to get them there. What is Manufacturing Software? Best defined by its many benefits, manufacturing software provides real-time visibility into the details of a manufacturing operation. With greater visibility, manufacturers attain …

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Enhancing Business Decisions via Real-Time Data

Kaddas Enterprises turns to IQMS (DELMIAWORKS) to improve efficiency on the shop floor, reduce scrap rates, and improve planning and reporting at every level.  Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kaddas Enterprises, Inc. is the industry leader in wildlife and asset protection, manufacturing more than 300 BirdguarD™ products, which are used by power utility companies …

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