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MESA's response to Smart factory industry 4.0 results
Discrete manufacturing December 10, 2019
10 Numbers on Smart Manufacturing – MESA’s Response

I am John Meulemeester from www.mesa.org and I would like to add some feedback to Francisco’s comments, focused on some particular items.
For me, SCADA and MES are not the same and should be separated. In my 30+ years visiting factories that produce everything you can imagine, I have personally witnessed that most manufacturers have some kind of HMI/SCADA

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.

Automotive Manufacturing Arm Welding
Automotive manufacturing November 7, 2019
The single greatest challenge facing automotive manufacturers

As automotive manufacturers continue to accelerate the pace of electrification within their industry, it may surprise you that this might not be the greatest challenge facing these manufacturers, their technology partners and their internal IT departments.

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.

SMT Technician working on MES using Augmented Reality glasses
Discrete manufacturing October 8, 2019
The Production Line of the Future Must Support Workforce Digital Dexterity

With all the focus on new technologies and how the world of manufacturing is digitally transforming, it is easy to lose sight of what the repercussions will be with regards to how people will do their job. One thing is certain – it will be different!

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.

Virtual Reality Hand with Dashboards
Discrete manufacturing September 18, 2019
The Importance of a Connected Plant

Perhaps the most important feature of the smart factory, its connected nature, is also one of its most crucial sources of value. Smart factories require the underlying processes and materials to be connected to generate the data necessary to make real-time decisions. In a truly smart factory, assets are fitted with smart sensors so systems can continuously pull data sets from both new and traditional sources.

Weigh and Dispense in Manufacturing
Medical device manufacturing July 22, 2019
Cake and the Medtech Industry

To bake a good cake, you must get the processes right. These include mixing to the right consistency and baking at the correct temperature for the appropriate length of time – but fundamental to your success is the recipe. To create your masterpiece, you must add the right ingredients in the proper quantities. The same is true for the MedTech manufacturers producing combination medical devices.

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?