Guest Blog from Acuity… This is Part 3 in a Series! Read Part 1 here. The world of robotics is constantly changing, and the needs of each industry can be very different. That is why we partnered with consultant Simon Whitton, managing director of SIRO Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting company focused on the Industrial…

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Guest Blog from Acuity… This is Part 2 in a Series! Read Part 1 here. The world of robotics is constantly changing, and the needs of each industry can be very different. That is why we partnered with consultant Simon Whitton, the managing director of SIRO Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting company focused on the…

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Guest Blog from Infor… As an ERP buyer for manufacturing, you will come across several options with their claim to be suitable for any industry or situation. In reality, each ERP systems’ design supports concrete business processes based on size and micro-vertical. Implementing an ERP outside its core expertise increases the risk and costs for…

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Guest Blog from Acuity… The world of robotics is constantly changing, and the needs of each industry can be very different. That is why we partnered with consultant Simon Whitton, the managing director of SIRO Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting company focused on the industrial robot and automation markets. He has more than 35 years…

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Guest Blog from Acuity… When you think about cybersecurity, payment processes and customer data may come to mind, but it is also important to think about your supply chain. Unfortunately, cyber threats and attacks are real. In 2020, from January through June, there were 540 publicized data breaches and likely many more that were unreported, unnoticed,…

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Guest Blog from Acuity…   There are many ways to go about problem solving, especially in a business setting. But one method that has proven effective in manufacturing is the 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving tool that is used to dig deep and explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a problem. The goal is to…

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Guest Blog from Acuity… PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) is a four-step management tool used to implement, manage, and drive continuous improvement. It is also a key part of lean manufacturing.   Walter Andrew Shewhart Ph.D., a data scientist at Bell Laboratories, is credited with developing the PDCA model in the 1920s. As such, PDCA is sometimes referred…

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The “Internet of Things” is exploding. It is made up of billions of “smart” devices—from miniscule chips to mammoth machines—that use wireless technology to talk to each other (and to us). Most IoT smart devices aren’t in your home or phone—they are in factories, businesses, and healthcare. Why? Because smart objects give these major industries…

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Guest Blog from Acuity… This year has been a stressful year for many, including manufacturing company owners and leaders.   Many thought that 2019 was a tough year, with the trade war and skilled labor shortage. Then, in early spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the entire world economy. Some manufacturing areas, like food…

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The nature of manufacturing systems faces ever more complex, dynamic and at times even chaotic behaviors. In order to being able to satisfy the demand for high-quality products in an efficient manner, it is essential to utilize all means available. One area, which saw fast pace developments in terms of not only promising results but…

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Guest Blog from Infor… In greater numbers, manufacturers are choosing the Cloud to deliver mission-critical ERP functionality and related applications to end users. It’s true that many of the early adopters of Cloud ERP were motivated by cost reduction. Internal IT staff could spend more time on high-value tasks by delegating routine maintenance tasks to…

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for some time now.  Simply described, IoT is a system of interrelated devices with the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human interaction.  Because of recent advances in architecture, hardware and software technology IoT is no longer just a buzzword.  It is changing how we…

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