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MES Features and Its Benefits to You

In part 1 of this blog we helped to clarify what an MES is and the role it plays in your well functioning manufacturing corporation. In review, an MES is the functional layer between the ERP and the process control systems on the factory floor. Giving manufacturers real-time workflow visibility, flexibility, and insight into how best to improve enterprise-wide manufacturing operations. In part 2 we will delve deeper into the benefits of implementing an MES, ...
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What is MES? Manufacturing Execution System Defined.

Today, many consumers do their “due diligence” in making purchases, whether it’s using consumer reports, scouring the internet, or polling friends and family.  Making an informed decision makes all of us feel more comfortable moving forward with a purchase or ...
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Job Shops & MES – Production Benefits on Many Levels

When most people think of manufacturing, they think of an assembly line—classic Henry Ford motor car production lines for example. The benefit of that system was the repetition brought about increasing consistency and a high number of finished items to ...
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The Digital Transformation Journey

A quick Google search on “digital transformation” this morning netted over 17,000,000 hits!  Wow! There are quite a number of places to gain information regarding this subject.  But where should one start when considering its implementation in manufacturing?  More specifically, ...
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Industry 4.0 [R]Evolution

Think for a moment how you utilized your phone 10 years ago, or even 5 years back.  Mobile phones have surpassed being an accessory and for many are now staples in daily function. Many start their day depending on them ...
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Manufacturing Vision 2020

Do you remember the hesitation and concern that occurred leading up to New Year’s Day 2000?  Many were second-guessing anything that relied on a computer or a program, as well as how society would fair in the “pending” aftermath of ...
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WMC Manufacturer of the Year Nominations

There are 25 nomimations for the 32nd Annual Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Manufacturer of the Year awards. The program aims to recognize area manufacturers of all sizes and industries for good business practices, innovative business processes and productivity enhancements. Winners ...
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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 realised that as the world's population grows, more ...
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Guest Blog – Hossein Davari: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

  Acuity’s Manufacturing Specialist, Mike Schlagenhaufer, recently sat down with Hossein Davari, Data Scientist at Seismos, Inc., and former research associate at NSF Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) at the University of Cincinnati, to better understand artificial intelligence and its ...
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Guest Blog – Hossein Davari: The Current State of Artificial Intelligence

Acuity’s Manufacturing Specialist, Mike Schlagenhaufer, recently sat down with Hossein Davari, Data Scientist at Seismos, Inc., and former research associate at NSF Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) at the University of Cincinnati, to better understand artificial intelligence and its effect ...
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