The Importance of Supply Chain Agility

The Importance of Supply Chain Agility Most people have a general understanding of what a supply chain is. Essentially, everything that goes into producing and delivering a product/service is part of its supply chain. This begins with sourcing raw materials from which to use in the production process and ends with a product or service […]

How does an MES Help to Increase Machine Uptime?

How does an MES Help to Increase Machine Uptime? The benefits of implementing a manufacturing execution system (MES) are plentiful. Among these, MES software can aid in increasing machine uptime in a number of ways. Uptime refers to the efficiency and availability of a piece of manufacturing machinery or equipment. Any time a machine is […]

3 Ways a Manufacturing Execution System Can Improve Customer Satisfaction

3 Ways a Manufacturing Execution System Can Improve Customer Satisfaction Implementing a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can completely transform operations within a facility. By providing real-time communication between the manufacturing side of things and all other organizational functions, it can also have positive impacts beyond the shop floor. In fact, an MES can help significantly […]

Reactive Vs. Proactive Corrective Actions in Manufacturing

Reactive Vs. Proactive Corrective Actions in Manufacturing When it comes to critical assets used during the manufacturing process, anomalies and equipment malfunction or failure are not uncommon. Actions that organizations take to prevent these from happening or prepare for when they do set successful manufacturers apart from the rest. There are two options when it […]

The Impact of Unplanned Manufacturing Downtime

The Impact of Unplanned Manufacturing Downtime For managers in the manufacturing industry, one of the most frustrating occurrences is when machines – especially with operators on duty – sit idle for any reason. It can work the other way as well. Downtime also occurs when machines are ready and in working condition, but have no […]

How an Energy Management System can Lead to Manufacturing Government Incentives

How an Energy Management System can Lead to Manufacturing Government Incentives For decades, manufacturing leaders have been seeking out and implementing practices that lessen their carbon footprint. While some of this stems from simply wanting to reduce their impact on the environment, government incentives also play a part. Last year, the United States Department of […]

Computer Learning Systems – Predicted Maintenance vs. Manufacturers’ Recommendations

Computer Learning Systems – Predicted Maintenance vs. Manufacturers’ Recommendations Computer learning, often called machine learning, refers to the reliance on technology to solve problems and make decisions as a human would – without relying on humans to make it happen by coding it in. In manufacturing, computer learning takes many forms. One of the most […]

Energy Management Systems – Balance Production & Energy Consumption

Energy Management Systems – Balance Production & Energy Consumption At the start of all manufacturing processes, there is energy. In fact, all products you see on store shelves or internet shops wouldn’t exist without energy and the conversion of that energy through the manufacturing process, from raw materials all the way to finished products. Energy […]

Impact of an MES on Output

Impact of an MES on Output A manufacturing execution system (MES) aids in streamlining manufacturing operations within a facility through real-time communication of information across all parts of the production process. Essentially, an MES is a shop floor control system, transmitting data and critical pieces of information as it happens between manufacturing and other company […]

Manufacturing Execution System KPIs

Manufacturing Execution System KPIs Leading manufacturers strive for efficiency. That comes by bringing critical data, analysis, and control to the manufacturing process. Efforts in this space take many forms. One of the most popular and most effective methods of operating efficiently involves utilizing a manufacturing execution system (MES). This software solution helps to create a more efficient, […]