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Discrete manufacturing May 12, 2022
APS as the Bridge to Industry 4.0

The advantages of a native APS for MES aren’t limited to manufacturing, but also manifest themselves in IT and business at large. Most importantly though, an MES that natively includes APS allows critical control over disruptive events through automated orchestration.

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Discrete manufacturing March 31, 2022
Global Semiconductor Shortage – A Hard Learnt Lesson for Automotive Industry

Automotive OEMs sit at the center of a complex, highly integrated and heavily outsourced supply chain for semiconductors. The semiconductor shortage showed that the market today is governed by chaos and disruption, and only manufacturers who are willing to create a hyper-digital, fully-integrated, fast-responding and collaboration-centric supply chain will survive.

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Discrete manufacturing March 16, 2022
All you need to know about MES implementation providers

Most MES vendors offer off-the-shelf solutions and industry-specific functional coverage. Market guide put out by Gartner explores third party implementation providers for MES platforms and what companies need to look for in their implementation partner.

Partnership Magellan
Discrete manufacturing February 16, 2022
Consulting 4.0: Looking beyond People and Process, into Technology and Business Sustainability

Achieving the level of digitalization required for an ideal Industry 4.0 level operation can’t possibly be achieved without the people and processes of the company truly embracing the digitalization initiative and rallying towards better utilization of the technology associated with it to bring meaningful changes and derive genuine value.

Factory Automation
Discrete manufacturing December 14, 2021
5 Principles for Good Process Design

The five perspectives on your business process design that will help you prepare your operations for digitalization.

CMF blog
Discrete manufacturing October 27, 2021
Our 100th blog post—a reflection

For Critical Manufacturing, our 100th blog post milestone is especially relevant to us. Our blog posts are a reflection of cooperation—cooperation from our employees, customers and partners in creating thought-provoking, timely articles discussing technology, people, processes and products.

Discrete manufacturing September 2, 2021
The Pygmalion Effect and Digital Transformation

The Pygmalion effect of expecting the best results can be a key to deriving the benefits of change in a company. Knowing the company’s own value chain, placing clear expectations internally and in-line with a future, more digital self, followed by choosing the right MES and driving results through capable, motivated leadership, will deliver a digitally transformed enterprise.

Engineers using technologies in auto industry
Discrete manufacturing August 11, 2021
Post-COVID work and the role of MES

As with any global catastrophe, the pandemic forced sudden and abrupt change, which tested the mettle and resilience of every single business in the world. Manufacturing was no exception.

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Discrete manufacturing August 4, 2021
Euro 2020 Final: A masterclass on MES selection

The Euro 2020 final is truly a masterclass in MES selection. How does the MES selection process relate to the Euro 2020 final? Learn from the champions and select your digital transformation partners and MES wisely.