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Strategies for Achieving Continuous Process Improvement

Strategies for Achieving Continuous Process Improvement // October 16, 2017 // Joe Gill is a senior manufacturing technology consultant for Paper-Less and Information Systems Engineering (ISE).  Joe will be speaking about smart manufacturing and continuous improvement at the upcoming FABTECH 2017 event taking place in Chicago at McCormick Place, November 6-9.  Information about Joe’s educational …

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Kanban and Lean Manufacturing – Part One

Kanban and Lean Manufacturing – Part One // August 25, 2017 // In today’s highly competitive and challenging markets, companies need every available advantage to lower costs, lead-time and customer complaints. Manufacturers are adopting Kanban tools and lean manufacturing concepts because they improve quality, efficacy and performance. “Muda” Muda, the Japanese word for waste, symbolizes the ultimate goals of …

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Manufacturing Profitability Made Possible by Paper-Less MES/MOM Solutions

Manufacturing Profitability Made Possible by Paper-Less MES/MOM Solutions // July 31, 2017 // Are You Ready to Monitor the Pulse of Production Operations and Improve Your Manufacturing Company’s Financial Health? Recent headlines about manufacturing news have focused primarily on companies building new plants including the news about Apple planning to build 3 new plants in …

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Manufacturing Leadership Award Recognizes Manufacturing Technology Leaders

Manufacturing Leadership Award Recognizes Manufacturing Technology Leaders June 30, 2017 // What does it take to be a manufacturing leader? The Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Awards are like the Academy Awards of Manufacturing.   The distinguished panel of ML Awards judges select movers and shakers who are not simply accepting the status quo, but …

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Gaining Executive Sponsorship for New MES Applications

Gaining Executive Sponsorship for New MES Applications // January 31, 2017 // Gaining Executive Sponsorship for New MES Applications Introduction When we think of launching a new initiative for MES applications, it is easy to get swept up by the enthusiasm of a better way, and particularly when the project will save hundreds of thousands of …

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Paper-Less Manufacturing Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Paper-Less Manufacturing Doesn’t Have to Be Scary // October 17, 2016 // Transform Your Frankenstein Monster of Paper-Based Shop Floor Chaos Into an Intelligent Digital Production Management System Based on MES Technology I think sometimes it scares people to read some of the article headlines like “The Industry 4.0 or Manufacturing 4.0 Revolution” or “Smart Manufacturing …

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Running for Manufacturing 4.0 Gold Needs to Start Now

Running for Manufacturing 4.0 Gold Needs to Start Now // August 26, 2016 // I just read a great article about a new report that just came out about Manufacturing 4.0. “The bottom line”, says the PWC report, “is that manufacturers must make smart, strategic investments in M4.0 capabilities now or face a competitive disadvantage. And, the …

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Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Mobile Applications

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Mobile Applications // June 18, 2015 // As you look at the shop floor, you may notice that several areas are spread out, yet these areas must work together. Communication and cohesion are everything when it comes to increasing efficiency. If you already have a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), you can …

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Is a Manufacturing Execution System Supporting Machine Level Interfacing Appropriate for Your Business Needs?

  Is a Manufacturing Execution System Supporting Machine Level Interfacing Appropriate for Your Business Needs? // April 3, 2015 // Recently Paper-Less spoke to an audience of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) users in Racine, Wisconsin who were from manufacturing companies across the country. Among the topics was an introduction to Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) with a focus …

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Rely Less on Tribal Knowledge by Standardizing Manufacturing Practices with MES

Rely Less on Tribal Knowledge by Standardizing Manufacturing Practices with MES // March 11, 2015 // Tribal knowledge in manufacturing is a bit of a double edged sword. The knowledge and ability that key individuals possess can often enable results that cannot be achieved by others. However the absence of those key individuals can be …

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