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Industry 4.0

Home Office
Discrete manufacturing March 17, 2020
Now’s the time to get your MES selection going

The selection process for a MES system is by nature time consuming. If this downtime is properly used by the manufacturer, for all phases in which physical contact is not necessary once restrictions are lifted, it will be in ideal conditions for the final stages of the process.

Semiconductor Wafer Automation
Discrete manufacturing March 11, 2020
10 Recipe Management Challenges

As manufacturing relies on increasingly more complex equipment, the management of the recipes that the equipment will use for a certain process becomes increasingly important. Not only it’s a basic requirement to ensure that the right recipe is used for the right process, but also the recipe information is a key enabler for performance and efficiency improvement.

op 3 downloaded white papers
Discrete manufacturing February 17, 2020
Surprise! In the era of Industry 4.0, the most read paper of 2019 was about … MES replacement

It is no secret technology keeps advancing. Today, it seems to do so at an accelerated pace with a level of innovation that is nothing short of spectacular! These advances have created new opportunities for manufacturers to explore new ways to increase productivity. At the same time, these technologies have opened up greater global competition, which is now placing new pressure to be more creative with how work gets done.

Augmented Reality in Industry 4.0 MES
Discrete manufacturing January 30, 2020
Learning to Work Better with Machines as Your New Collaboration Partner

It is no secret technology keeps advancing. Today, it seems to do so at an accelerated pace with a level of innovation that is nothing short of spectacular! These advances have created new opportunities for manufacturers to explore new ways to increase productivity. At the same time, these technologies have opened up greater global competition, which is now placing new pressure to be more creative with how work gets done.

Smart Manufacturing
Discrete manufacturing December 3, 2019
10 Numbers on Smart Manufacturing

I just read CapGemini’s Smart factories @ scale
report. Some of the numbers in it caught my eye.
The report is good and the methodology seems solid. And yet I believe that with such self-reported research, we need to take the findings with a grain of salt. I will be doing some critical analysis in this post.

Woman wearing smart glasses Augmented Reality Glasses
Discrete manufacturing October 22, 2019
What is the Value of Augmented Reality?

We live in a world where digital technologies have warped what we now consider “normal.” For example, with the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is now widely accepted that by next year, the IoT will comprise more than 30 billion connected devices. Can you imagine what 30 billion devices look like? If we are going to make sense of all this data, then we’ll need a better way to process and act upon it. Augmented Reality could be our best option.

Medical device manufacturing September 25, 2019
Future Ready for Audit, Ready for MES?

Instead of a painful, time-consuming and costly process, what if being audited by the FDA, or any other regulatory body, was just part of the day to day routine? For the MedTech industry this makes perfect sense – it would not only reduce the financial overheads associated with being audited, it would also substantially reduce time and business risk.

Clean Room
Semiconductor manufacturing July 12, 2019
Effective, Speedy Experiments

Speed, efficiency and effectiveness. These are three very different things but are often associated with each other. According to folklore, the fastest doesn’t always finish first – so is efficiency and effectiveness what you should be striving for? Design of Experiments (DOE) is like this. You can conduct experiments fast, but what if you miss an important interaction because you can only experiment with one factor at a time?