Digital Transformation

Getting more from Kanban systems with MES

Advanced and automated Kanban process management features of the MV2 Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can reduce wait times and supply headaches. Everyone knows Kanban systems bring a step-change in inventory control for shop floor operations. But when more throughput is needed from those same operations, you need make sure your Kanban systems can keep up. …

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Areas where MV2 can replace shop floor paperwork with digital processes

For the longest time, managing production operations with paper forms was the way to make sure things went to plan. Today, digitizing those forms is the way to truly achieve what paper-based processes were promising. Going digital also reduces many of the inherent issues with keeping track of all that paperwork. So where does the …

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Doing production planning in an MES

The benefits of doing scheduling digitally in a manufacturing execution system are easy to list. We’ve outlined a few of them here.   Efficiently fitting all the operations needed to make production deadlines is a tough job. It’s even harder when a manager must perform this Tetris-like operation using spreadsheets and paper. But operations like …

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Benefits of tracking labor with a Manufacturing Execution System

Remove paper tracking from the floor with a manufacturing execution system’s digital labor reporting capabilities An important component of any pricing, forecasting or scheduling operation is knowing how much labor is consumed in a process. Without that data, none of these things could be done effectively. Margins will be missed, delivery dates will be pushed …

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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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Get the most from IIoT capabilities with MV2 MES integration

MES systems are the data hub in Industry 4.0 transitions. They are the central point where all manufacturing data is collected and analyzed together. The Industry 4.0 horizon is filled with allusions to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it will help propel manufacturing forward. When the rubber hits the road with these …

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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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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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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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How you can drive business transformation with Infor industry CloudSuites

Guest Blog from Infor… There has never been a better opportunity for you to embrace technology that drives innovation. Transforming and evolving as an organization is now a requirement to thrive and protect continuity of business. Infor helps Lawson S3 customers drive digital transformation and ensure business continuity with Infor industry CloudSuites. Infor CloudSuite customers leverage improved …

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Fostering supply chain maturity through a shift to a digitized ecosystem in the cloud

Guest Blog from Infor… The evolution of supply chain business models has been accelerated by unprecedented disruptions. As a result, there has been a clear shift from analog supply chains models of the past into a trajectory towards a digitalized ecosystem. These new business models recognize and necessitate the move to a digital and integrated …

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