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smart manufacturing

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.

Discrete manufacturing November 6, 2020
MES vs IIoT or MES with IIoT? What’s the way forward?

Are you deciding between an MES or an IIoT Platform? What about leverage them both? MES enables value chain-wide improvements, which no IIoT platform alone can ever achieve.

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Automotive manufacturing August 28, 2020
Smart Manufacturing for Automotive: the Key is MES

Much like Aerospace & Defense, the Automotive industry has strong governmental oversight for both safety and Good Manufacturing Practices. Manufacturers at all levels are under constant pressure due to shrinking margins and the need to implement new innovations rapidly at low cost with high quality.

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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.

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.