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Jeff Richardson

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Industry Solution Director at Critical Manufacturing

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Medical device manufacturing August 5, 2021
The Future of Healthcare? It’s Digital.

Healthcare is an industry that is almost recession-proof. Throughout the Covid pandemic, healthcare has shown strong resiliency and growth, with an industry value of over $10 trillion by 2022.

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Medical device manufacturing June 17, 2021
Modular MES and multi-site implementations in MedTech

How does one implement an MES across multiple manufacturing plants, separated not just geographically but perhaps by operational style, IT infrastructure, work culture, and process technology?

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Discrete manufacturing December 7, 2020
MES: Equipment Communication and the Role of Standards

Industry 4.0, much like the previous three industrial revolutions, demands, and drives change. It requires changes to be made in business strategy, leadership commitment, process technology, IT, value chain-wide integration, personnel engagement, and most importantly, in communication.

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Discrete manufacturing September 25, 2020
ERP vs. MES: Still a Standoff?

Is an ERP as a standalone solution enough to get manufacturers Industry 4.0-ready, without using a MES or another operations management solution? Can an ERP system replace a MES in a digital transformation project, and still provide the same benefits?

Discrete manufacturing July 7, 2020
How to Prepare Your Path to the Autonomous Factory

The term Autonomous Factory has gained popularity in the context of Industry 4.0. In this article, we will discuss what an autonomous factory means and how manufacturers with multiple plants across the globe can move towards this coveted autonomous manufacturing infrastructure in their value chains.