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Discrete manufacturing September 22, 2022
Why manufacturers should refer to the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ while choosing their MES partner?

An MES is a foundation of digital transformation initiatives. Gartner Magic Quadrant can help manufacturers define their MES needs along with which products and solutions are best aligned to them.

Global communication network concept. Multi-site MES program
Discrete manufacturing August 25, 2022
Challenges of multi-site implementation projects and how to overcome them

The total cost of ownership of a multi-site MES project is inevitably higher than that of a single site. What are the other challenges of rolling out an MES across multiple, global sites and how can they be overcome?

Global communication network concept. Multi-site MES program
Discrete manufacturing July 28, 2022
The Business Case and Benefits of a Multi-site MES Program

Before a multi-site MES project can be undertaken, the potential business benefits of the MES program must be defined.

Global communication network concept. Multi-site MES program
Discrete manufacturing June 8, 2022
All you need to know to succeed in Multi-site MES program

A multi-site MES roll-out affects multiple stakeholders and processes. Although it is a complex system, this series of blogs will take you step by step through the challenges and opportunities it offers. It will explain the options available to you and how to create a pathway to implementation that fits with your business and wider strategic goals. It will provide you with the information and tools you need to start your journey to Industry 4.0 – explaining the mindset and approach that will ensure your success.

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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.

body of car on conveyor Modern Assembly of cars at plant. automated build process of automotive production
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.