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MES and ERP Together – Top Integration Benefits for Today’s Leading Manufacturers

MES and ERP Together – Top Integration Benefits for Today’s Leading Manufacturers

Today’s shop floor is a highly-complex, continually-shifting environment. A recent study by Aberdeen Group polled today’s best-in-class manufacturers and found that the top reported pressures of modern manufacturing include:

• Differentiation while still improving quality (39%)
• The flexibly to respond to business demands (36%)
• Compliance with current and future industry regulations (27%)

While an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system can solve challenges in areas such as capacity planning, inventory management, and business financials, today’s manufacturing environment requires much more than an ERP system alone — more flexibility, more data, and more connectivity.

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Augmented Reality - Delivering Value in the Smart Factory

Augmented Reality - Delivering Value in the Smart Factory

With companies like Microsoft promoting their HoloLens for design and manufacturing environments, Augmented Reality (AR) is finding its way into today’s factory, promising value through increased visibility. But what AR concepts are already being applied today, delivering measurable value for the operator, the manufacturer, and the end customer?

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MES and Accelerating Your Quality System’s Actionability in Manufacturing

MES and Accelerating Your Quality System’s Actionability in Manufacturing

Every aerospace manufacturing organization needs a quality system. The differentiator is how readily one can react to a non-conformance and how frequently report their quality metrics. In absence of MES, reporting is purely historical and is often available too late to take action on its findings. MES enables non-conformances to be addressed in the present and minimize their potential impact.

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Driving a Digital Transformation with MES – Three Things to Consider

Driving a Digital Transformation with MES – Three Things to Consider - EN

At Atrenne Integrated Solutions, customers include some major Aerospace and Defense companies, requiring the utmost quality control and production efficiency. On the factory floor, an integrated MES system provides a form of “manufacturing intelligence” to drive Digital Transformation. Operators use Aegis’ FactoryLogix MES for real-time visibility into production, allowing them to streamline processes and ensure quality.

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How One Manufacturer Used a Scalable MES to Drive Quality and Compliance

How One Manufacturer Used a Scalable MES to Drive Quality and Compliance

Manufacturers like you face critical demands to maintain regulatory compliance while also driving value for your customers. Moving from a manual tracking system to an automated MES provides complete quality control plus the flexibility for you to respond to changes in real time.

But what if your operation isn’t quite ready for an entire enterprise-wide MES system? 

One manufacturer who faced this exact challenge is K2 Energy, a leading supplier of lithium-ion battery modules. 

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Five Things You Should Consider Before Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Provider

Five Things You Should Consider Before Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Provider

Before you invest in a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for your facility, you need to consider how easily and efficiently it will be deployed throughout your operation, and what the long term relationship with your vendor will be like. A successful system deployment plan depends on far more than simply which product you select. Here are five key elements you should consider when assessing an MES vendor’s service capabilities.

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Jason Spera talks Industry 4.0 with Kim Sauer at APEX 2016

Jason Spera talks Industry 4.0 with Kim Sauer at APEX 2016

In an interview with Kim Sauer, filmd at APEX 2016 in Las Vegas, Jason explains how Industry 4.0 goes beyond communication around the SMT line and highlights how materials management is a key component a fully integrated SMART Factory approach.

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Some of My Best Friends are Engineers

Some of My Best Friends are Engineers

It doesn’t matter which tech company you admire, engineers largely start them all, be they hardware guys like Steve Wozniak, or software guys like Mark Zuckerberg.  Imhotep, who many refer to as the first civil engineer, built the pyramids.  The Wright Brothers we’re the creators and fathers of the aviation industry, which we now take for granted.  Leonardo da Vinci was quite the engineer, sometimes credited with inventing the helicopter and the parachute, and a decent painter to boot, having knocked off The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa between engineering projects.

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Showtime for Aegis in February and March

Showtime for Aegis in February and March

As I mentioned in one of my previous blogs, 2015 closed on the heels of a very successful presence at Productronica in Munich, Germany.  As well as enjoying the best event we’ve had in terms of enquiries and interest, I also took part in a number of video interviews, press meetings and some fascinating roundtable debating topics around Industry 4.0, IoM and factory automation. 

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Who innovates manufacturing?

Who innovates manufacturing?

The manufacturing world has been turned on its head by the outsourcing industry, and in many ways for the better, but what about the impact this trend has had on innovation in the manufacturing process? 

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