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Electronics assembly November 4, 2021
The Overlap of Electronics and Medical Device Manufacturing

While there are clear areas of convergence in terms of end use and performance among some electronic wearables and medical devices, it is important for EMS providers to understand that when it comes to the manufacturing of health monitoring electronic devices, similar (or the same) regulations affect the way a manufacturing process is configured, documented and validated.

Female Scientist Carefully Inspect A Silicon wafer
Semiconductor manufacturing October 7, 2021
Predictive Maintenance: A Reality for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Predictive Maintenance becomes a strategic initiative in a highly complex, automated semiconductor fab. Predictive Maintenance equips process owners and maintenance personnel to proactively detect equipment-related issues before there is a breakdown, allowing owners to eke out the last bit of performance. Production and schedule adherence are protected, and unplanned stoppages avoided. 

Female Electronics Factory Workers in Blue Work Coat and Protective Glasses Assembling Printed Circuit Boards for Smartphones with Tweezers. High Tech Factory with more Employees in the Background.
Electronics assembly September 30, 2021
Electronics Assembly – Silos Can’t Scale

Electronics manufacturers feel the pressure to modify design functionality to account for component shortages. information silos prevent scaling and free flow of data from assembly lines to shop floor to enterprise, and then out to value chain partners.

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.

Female Scientist Working on Silicon Wafer Fabrication in Cleanroom in Semiconductor fab
Semiconductor manufacturing July 9, 2021
IoT Data Platform – A Necessity for Semiconductor Manufacturing

A truly Industry 4.0-enabled semiconductor fab needs more than a MES. It needs an IoT data platform, which encompasses the core MES functionality, but has the capability to unleash the potential of IoT through enhanced data storage and manipulation capabilities.

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

What is the right MES for MedTech digital transformation? Looking at the structure of manufacturing in MedTech—normally multi-site, multi-plant with complex supply chains, it is not a simple answer. 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?

Scientists-in-Sterile-Suits-Working-with-Computers-Analyzing-Data-Semiconductors
Discrete manufacturing April 16, 2021
Meeting the Manufacturing Data Management Challenge

Critical Manufacturing hosted a webinar with Julie Fraser, based on a survey of over 300 executives from around the world. It explored how the leaders are pursuing data management and what should be the priorities related to data management in manufacturing.

Discrete manufacturing April 5, 2021
Edge Computing and MES

The importance of harnessing large volumes data and the value its analysis creates has been the rhetoric behind Industry 4.0 and seen as one of the major drivers towards achieving the benefits associated with it.

Engineer looking at manufacturing data
Discrete manufacturing February 15, 2021
Manufacturing Data: Can it Finally Flow?

Combining data from Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) is not only essential to analysis and insights, but it is the foundation for achieving the agility and business value that companies want.