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The History of The Future Of Industry 4.0

In this i4.0 Today article, Aegis Software Corporation's Michael Ford, explains what to expect to see in the future of the Industry 4.0 journey.

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Beware Hidden Costs Of IoT

In this EMS Now article, Aegis Software Corporation's Michael Ford, delves into some disturbing surprises in the new domestic and automotive IoT market and how to ensure IoT manufacturing solutions on which manufacturing will grow to depend, do not develop the same “tricks of this new trade”.

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Configure To Order – Different By Design

In this I-Connect007 article, Aegis Software Corporation's Michael Ford, explains the benefits of an MES solution that includes built-in configure to order capabilities and why an assembly factory that is aiming to become an Industry 4.0 operation, with flexibility to make products according to the real demand should consider adoptiong one.

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What Is MES? Accelerating Your Quality System’s Actionability

In absence of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), reporting is purely historical and is often available too late to take action. This ManufacturingTomorrow article by Bob Miklosey explains MES enables non-conformances can be addressed in the present and minimizes their potential impact.

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Turning Humans Into Robots

In this EMS Now article, Aegis Software Corporation's Michael Ford, explains how technology in the digital factory should not be used to turn people in to "machines" but actually to allow production operators to be far more flexible and free them of their constraints.

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I, Robot, Not? The Changing Role of Operators

In this Circuits Assembly article, Aegis Software Corporation's Michael Ford, explores ways to make the automated factory work for the workers as industrial engineering evolves into “digital engineering”.

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The Year of IoT Digitalization

In this I-Connect007 article, Aegis Software Corporation's Michael Ford, discusses why 2018 will be the year for practical application of IoT in manufacturing.

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The Three Laws of Digitalization

In this EMS Now article, Aegis Software Corporation's Michael Ford, discusses the some fundamental “laws” about data, on which any digitalization is based, to ensure that it delivers expected values and benefits.

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Operational Excellence in the Smarter Factory – The Importance of ‘Nerd 4.0’

In this EMS Now article, Aegis Software Corporation's Michael Ford, discusses some important lessons we need to learn in order to realize the true value of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing.

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