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MES implementation

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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?

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Discrete manufacturing September 29, 2020
Extending MES value past a pilot

Establishing the need for an MES at the C-suite level is perhaps the first and most significant step in the long but highly rewarding journey of MES implementation. From that moment to the time an MES is deployed across the value chain, there will be a time lapse of at least 2 to 3 years.

Discrete manufacturing June 30, 2020
6 Ways to Ensure a Successful MES Project

It is only after the top management realizes the need to implement an MES, or to update the existing legacy system, that the MES project starts to take shape. With it comes complexity and fear of failure; so, to alleviate those fears, today we will explore ways in which you can ensure that your MES project is a success.

SUCCESSFULLY USING SALES REPS FOR ENHANCED CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA
Electronics assembly June 25, 2020
Successfully using Sales Reps for Enhanced Customer Engagement in North America

Critical Manufacturing increased its sales representative base significantly in 2020 for the Electronics and SMT Industry in North America. We’ve added a category called Manufacturer’s Reps. What is the reasoning behind this?

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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.