HAPPY MANUFACTURING MONTH! Here we are in “new normal” for the manufacturing space… well in all spaces really.  Each day, more and more companies are adapting, finding ways to get back up to speed.  In navigating forward there seems to be a renewed emphasis on adaptation; being able to shift and evolve is more important…

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Infor announced the end of life for its 9.1 Release of XA on June 30, 2020.  What this means is that Infor Support will still try to help Customers if they have a problem, but no new fixes for that problem will be implemented at the 9.1 level.  Many Customers are currently still on some…

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If you’ve tried to apply an update to Infor XA’s PUI (Product Update Information) Tool lately, you might have been surprised to see your entire PUI Database disappear!  Luckily, this is easy to fix.   PUI is a tool provided with Infor XA that can be used to check the level of each object in…

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  At a high-level, what is cybersecurity, and why should manufacturers care? Are there benefits to utilizing an active versus passive protection system for manufacturers?  Cybersecurity is about protecting your industrial computer systems from unauthorized access, preventing theft, damage, or manipulation of those systems.   Unfortunately, industrial control networks were designed decades ago, before cyber…

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We all have a number of online accounts for which a password is required; the bank, credit cards, your physician’s portal, social media, shopping sites, etc.  At ISE we trust that you are diligent at constructing a password that you can remember, but also that others would not easily be able to guess.  That can…

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I think we all realize how crucial a company’s leadership is for success. As Acuity’s manufacturing consultant, I see a wide range of companies, and one common thread among the successful ones is a strong leader.   For simplicity’s sake, this article will refer to the leader of a company as the CEO. We know…

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Do you know if your equipment is making or costing you money? Can you answer this question confidently and accurately, or do you have to guess the answer? Before we get to the bottom of this ever-important question, I want to dig into a few of the terms I will be using so we are…

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