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Data Network Edge
Discrete manufacturing April 28, 2020
A Guide to Data Analytics For Manufacturing – Working at the Edge

While manufacturing increasingly relies on near real time data for decision making, it requires solutions that can rapidly generate and process huge amounts of data. Edge solutions are a critical element of the entire data platform.

Partners
Discrete manufacturing April 23, 2020
Partners For Business Continuity

There are several reasons why MES needs Implementation Providers. These are companies focused on providing services, with a MES practice developed over many years, often with a strong MES-specific project methodology in place, and having the success of the project as the main objective.

Dark Data
Discrete manufacturing April 20, 2020
A Guide to Data Analytics For Manufacturing – Dark Data

Dark data has no immediate value and does not translate into useful information, even when orchestrated and organized. Yet you should store it. This post explains why and how

Engineers analyzing manufacturing data
Discrete manufacturing April 14, 2020
A Guide to Data Analytics For Manufacturing

Contrary to what happened in the previous industrial revolutions, manufacturing has lagged in implementing the base technologies underlying the transformation. Why has it been so conservative and slow to adopt big data?

Factory Augmented Reality
Discrete manufacturing April 7, 2020
Augmented-Reality: Making a MES

Augmented-Reality (AR) is very much part of the digital revolution in manufacturing. By simply donning a hands-free headset, workers can add a virtual layer of contextual information on top of what they see before them along with detailed information about a machine or process.

Four-way-tug-of-war
Discrete manufacturing April 2, 2020
Four Way Tug of War

Recognize a paradigm shift in technology that affects your line of business and re-organize to take advantage of it, in spite of the short term pain. It is worth the risk to be the first mover, to gain an advantage over the competition and wow the customer.

Remote Project through video conference
Discrete manufacturing March 30, 2020
A Quick Guide to Remote Implementation: Keep MES Projects Going in the Midst of a Crisis

It’s not unusual to have concerns about progress to plan when the majority of resources will be working remotely. That’s why we’ve decided to share our practices and experience in these trying times.

Automotive Production Line
Discrete manufacturing March 25, 2020
Lights-Out Automation: Creating Resilient Factories

A highly automated factory is also inherently more resilient. In times of crisis, such as with the Coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic that the world is experiencing today, a highly automated factory is far more likely to continue manufacturing operations than a factory with low automation.

Engineers analyzing data
Discrete manufacturing March 23, 2020
Practical Approaches to IT/OT Convergence

IT and OT each manage different aspects of a plant’s functioning. Equipment data is the domain of OT, and it becomes far more valuable when it goes into an IT environment for context and analysis. Only with IT and OT working in harmony can a plant achieve optimal performance.