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Three ways to reduce scrap on the shop floor with an MES

More effectively manage scrap issues digitally using manufacturing automation software and save valuable time and resources. Making scrap is expensive and it steals away time from hitting production goals. Tracing the root cause of why parts aren’t produced correctly can be time consuming and frustrating for managers and supervisors. Collecting the right production data from …

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Three advantages of digital labor tracking

Tracking labor on the shop floor can be an almost impossible task. There’s a lot of moving parts to manage and paper-based systems seem to always fall short. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) like MV2 can provide a digital alternative to filling out forms and collating them at the end of a shift or week. Below, …

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Getting more out of Kanban processes on the shop floor

Moving to a digital Kanban system reduces errors and increases response times for manufacturers while offering greater control and visibility. If you’re on your game, you’re probably running some sort of Kanban-based production scheduling process – and it’s probably been yielding good result. Moving to an electronic version of the Kanban process can yield even …

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Getting a handle on scrap with a shop floor data system

Go beyond end of shift counts with a manufacturing Execution system to get in front of scrap issues. Keeping production costs down is key and scrap production can be a big factor in cost control when manufacturing products. Many times, just calculating how much scrap – whether in the form of failed parts or unused …

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Know what’s going on with MV2’s Andon Dashboards

Getting real-time machine and work center production status for more efficient manufacturing management Downtime is killer, and so are slow production rates. The situation becomes much worse when they’re found out about much later. Just waiting for situational updates may be adding to lost production time. Learning about conditions faster can sidestep or reduce lost …

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Paper-Less Releases Version 5.4.5

We’re pleased to announce Paper-Less Product Release 5.4.5. We’ve made several improvements to the manufacturing execution system software. These changes streamline its operation as well as to resolve some defects. In terms of streamlining performance, we’ve improved the login process for all login types. The release also features performance improvements to BulkLoad Stored Procedure for …

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Paper-Less Manufacturing Execution System version 5.4.5 released

Manufacturing automation goes beyond robots and machines

There are many ways to increase production throughput. There’s designing the product for easier manufacturing, engaging the use of automation for certain processes and even re-arranging the factory floor to move materials more efficiently. But there’s another method to increase production speed and it doesn’t take nearly the investment these other projects cost: removing paper-based …

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’21 Holiday Edition : How does Santa Claus recruit elves to work in his factory?

Everyone knows that there’s a workshop up at the North Pole that churns out a good percentage of the toys, cookies and candy canes received every Christmas, but you may not have realized that as the world’s population grows, more and more workers are needed in order to do this. Every year, agencies all over …

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3 questions manufacturers should address for digital transformation success

Guest Blog from Infor… Phil Lewis, Infor VP Solution Consulting EMEA, spoke at the virtual Future Factories Summit MENA and offered key insights on how manufacturers can successfully digitally transform, and help propel the sector to new heights. According to Phil, manufacturers should take a step back and ask themselves three questions before starting out on a …

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