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Discrete manufacturing March 28, 2024
Build vs Buy Software Series #1: Three critical strategy questions

This is the first article of a series on how to decide whether to build or buy software. To start, we explain the three critical strategy questions important to answer up front.

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Industrial Equipment March 28, 2024
A smart manufacturing journey in a 90-year-old company: lessons from the road

With 97 plants in more than 100 countries Danfoss, a 90-year-old manufacturing leader in the segments of Power Solutions, Climate Control, and Power Electronics and Drives, embarked on a transformation of their digital landscape across a common backbone.

Discrete manufacturing February 15, 2024
Why the future of manufacturing will rely on open source

How manufacturers can accelerate transformation and stay ahead of the competition in 2024 and beyond.

Medical device manufacturing February 1, 2024
Pretending to be Agile – Implementation of MES in a regulated environment

In regulated industries such as medical device manufacturing and pharma, where adherence to strict standards is paramount, embracing the agile flexibility presents its own set of challenges.

Discrete manufacturing January 19, 2024
Digital Twin: It’s a concept not an application

Digital Twin is a concept, not an application, and definitely not a shortcut to achieving smart manufacturing benefits. Unfortunately, it is necessary to understand that the path to I4.0 is a path of sophistication, but also of maturity.

Medical device manufacturing August 17, 2023
Manufacturing’s Role in MedTech Becoming a Valued Healthcare Partner

How can a MedTech manufacturer secure its position as a valued partner in the fast-changing healthcare industry? It all comes down to being reliable on many fronts.

Discrete manufacturing August 10, 2023
AI, IoT, and MES:  Exploring their Roles in the Future of Manufacturing

AI has always been a topic filled with concern and curiosity when it is discussed in manufacturing. Manufacturing leadersneed to look at AI pragmatically, focusing on its potential in current operations instead of concern over an AI takeover.

Discrete manufacturing July 13, 2023
Broad Manufacturing Execution with a Composable Architecture

By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, the Gartner Magic Quadrant helps you quickly ascertain how well technology providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner’s market view.

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Electronics manufacturing June 29, 2023
SMT and Beyond: Manufacturing Data Continuity for Electronics

The entire plant must have access to the data it needs at all times, from any area of the facility and beyond. Plus, anywhere in the enterprise might need access to accurate, timely, and in-context data from production.