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Lean Manufacturing - Linking Islands of Automation

Lean Manufacturing - Linking Islands of Automation | Aegis Software

As the next wave of flexible, more efficient, and more affordable factory automation options hits the market, the use of Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) robots for lean manufacturing on the shop floor is becoming more common. Business leaders looking to stay on top are investing heavily in next generation technologies, combining the use of robots with their Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) & Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) to reduce costs, increase throughput, improve worker safety, and enable complete traceability.

In this blog post, we cover highlights from a recent webinar with Aegis Software and Vecna Robotics: Breaking Down Islands for Lean Manufacturing. Read on to find out how leading manufacturers are creating a truly adaptive and totally visible factory with AGV, MES and WMS together with lean manufacturing principles

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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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Automotive MES: Benefits for Manufacturers – Lear Automotive Customer Spotlight

Automotive MES: Benefits for Manufacturers – Lear Automotive Customer Spotlight - EN

For automotive manufacturers, large-scale product recalls can be devastating for business. Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) systems provide defect data in real time, ensuring flawed product doesn’t leave the factory. We recently completed a customer case study with Lear Automotive Electronics and Electrical Products in Shanghai, China, and in this blog post, we'll look the measurable benefits the company has realized as a result.

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The Art of Vendor Selection – top ten hints

The Art of Vendor Selection – top ten hints

Alibaba and DigiKey is not a supply chain strategy!  So what are the ten most important things to consider when developing an outsourced manufacturing solution and the supply chain that surrounds it?

At Riverwood we see all kinds of supply chains, good, bad and darn right ugly.  We see more vendors than most, and we visit an unhealthily large number of factories in all the world’s manufacturing geographies.  Here’s a little of what we’ve learned along the way and what we like to consider with clients when we start the vendor selection process.

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A Golden Age of Innovation

A Golden Age of Innovation

As I see it a number of factors are throwing up another golden age of electronics innovation, led by new markets and supported by enabling technologies, excellent outsourced product fulfillment and good access to venture capital

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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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IoT and the Supply Chain

IoT and the Supply Chain

We've seen so very much in the media recently about IoT and its potential to benefit consumer and manufacturer alike.  Trends around IoM (Internet of Manufacturing) and Industry 4.0 are all largely focused on operations but where does the potential lie for big data within the supply chain?

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IoT, community and content at the centre of CES

IoT, community and content at the centre of CES

I’m back in San Jose after CES and thought I’d put down a few thoughts on this year’s exhibition floor, keynotes and presentations.

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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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Right data, right place, right time - why data needs to be timely, complete, precise and appropriate

Right data, right place, right time - why data needs to be timely, complete, precise and app… - EN

The basic requirement of a successful data driven or ‘transparent’ factory are the ability to collect data and to store data centrally.  But that data is largely useless if it does not enable improvement, corrective action and the pursuit of manufacturing excellence.  This can only be done if the data is properly mined and appropriately displayed to the right people at the right time.  The right data, at the right time, delivered to the right person in a manner that they can act upon, is the best formula to achieving real operational excellence.

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