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Industry 4.0

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.

Software validation
Medical device manufacturing November 10, 2021
DataOps and Automated Validation- Building Quality into Validation Practices

It is due to the self-actuating nature of DataOps in capturing, streamlining and enriching data that it is gaining popularity in the Regulated industry segments.

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.

Two Young Female Scientists Looking at the PC tablet
Medical device manufacturing October 20, 2021
Electronic Device History Records- Significance and Role of MES

Today, we will examine the role a modern MES with e-DHR functionality can play in not only meeting the record keeping needs placed by regulatory authorities or other bodies, but also in helping reducing cost and effort related to the whole quality assurance and compliance activity. Benefits include the containment and correction of detected errors, reduction of ‘just in case’ inventory and overall product cycle time, and faster response to changing market needs and trends.

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.

blue circuit board and cpu
Electronics assembly August 19, 2021
Big Data Analytics in Electronics Manufacturing: is MES the key to unlocking its true potential?

There is no shortage of data in SMT and electronics plants and their supply chains. The issue which plagues most fabs is the way in which a myriad of point solutions exist on the shop floor, existing in the process either due to due to legacy or custom solutions, or simply because there is not solution which overarches the entire process.

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.

Young man using digital tablet on the empty football stadium
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.

laboratory equipment working for sterilization
Medical device manufacturing July 22, 2021
COVID-19 is an inflection point for Medical Device manufacturing

While some industries, such as non-essential goods, were brought to a complete halt, other industries supplying goods to battle the disease (the Pharmaceutical, Clinical Diagnostic and Medical Device sectors), were expected to scale rapidly to meet the global demand for their products.