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Connect digital Kanban to digital shop floor management

With MV2 you can connect Kanban processes to production sequencing. Read about the gains putting these two systems together can create. Kanban is by nature a highly efficient production process. Using a manufacturing execution system (MES) to manage shop floor jobs can also lead to very efficient outcomes for managers. Combining these two processes at

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Getting the benefits of combining quality and production metrics 

How to find the benefits of combining product quality metrics and machine and work cell data to get more and better performance out of your shop floor. Next level understanding of manufacturing performance comes from combining production data sources. How easily that integration can be done is key to finding that insight. Having siloed systems

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MES combine quality data and production metrics

The benefits of tracking manufacturing downtime over time

Knowing when a machine goes down is certainly important. Knowing there’s a pattern to its downtime is even more important. On the shop floor, the cost of a machine breaking, changing over or even just sitting idle is expensive. Just knowing immediately when the event occurs is extremely valuable. The longer the machine sits, the

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Tracking manufacturing downtime historically

Three important shop floor alerts for plant managers

MES systems can include real time notifications to keep managers abreast of critical situations on the shop floor.   Speed of information on the shop floor is critical in getting the most out of the facility. While many think Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) only do data collection and job sequencing, a properly set up MES

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MES shop floor notifications

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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Getting more from digital Kanban

Making production sequencing changes quick and painless

A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) like MV2 can reduce the time and trouble of adjusting production operations when changing conditions require it.   Manufacturers know that almost nothing goes exactly as planned, especially in high mix, low volume industries. Machines go down, workers don’t show up and then there’s the materials issues that could happen.

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Manufacturing production sequencing MES

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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Replacing shop worker's paperwork with digital versions

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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Production Planning in a Manufacturing Execution System

Paper-Less Releases Version 5.4.10 of its Manufacturing Execution System

More updates to user interface that reduces confusion and streamlines functionality and many bug fixes to better ensure that functionality. Paper-Less is pleased to release version 5.4.10 of its Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software. In this upgrade, we’ve focused on several fixes and improvements to the product.  Some of these changes include: Updates to the

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MV2 manufacturing execution system release 5.4.10 available now

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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Benefits of labor tracking with a manufacturing execution system for factories

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 ways scrap reduced manufacturing execution system
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