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Global communication network concept. Multi-site MES program
Discrete manufacturing August 25, 2022
Challenges of multi-site implementation projects and how to overcome them

The total cost of ownership of a multi-site MES project is inevitably higher than that of a single site. What are the other challenges of rolling out an MES across multiple, global sites and how can they be overcome?

Global communication network concept. Multi-site MES program
Discrete manufacturing July 28, 2022
The Business Case and Benefits of a Multi-site MES Program

Before a multi-site MES project can be undertaken, the potential business benefits of the MES program must be defined.

Medical device manufacturing February 10, 2022
Data is a Team Sport

Medical device manufacturers face a unique set of challenges where data and its management are concerned from an Industry 4.0 perspective.

Manufacturing Facility Team of Scientist Wearing Sterile Protective Coverall Set's up / Programs Modern Industrial 3D Printer, High Precision Manufacture of Semiconductors under Process
Semiconductor manufacturing September 9, 2021
What does full automation mean for Semiconductor Manufacturing?

The 2021 global chip shortage bears testimony that the industry’s perceived capabilities have fallen short on reaping the full potential of digital transformation and automation.

Discrete manufacturing September 2, 2021
The Pygmalion Effect and Digital Transformation

The Pygmalion effect of expecting the best results can be a key to deriving the benefits of change in a company. Knowing the company’s own value chain, placing clear expectations internally and in-line with a future, more digital self, followed by choosing the right MES and driving results through capable, motivated leadership, will deliver a digitally transformed enterprise.

laboratory equipment working for sterilization
Medical device manufacturing July 22, 2021
COVID-19 is an inflection point for Medical Device manufacturing

While some industries, such as non-essential goods, were brought to a complete halt, other industries supplying goods to battle the disease (the Pharmaceutical, Clinical Diagnostic and Medical Device sectors), were expected to scale rapidly to meet the global demand for their products.

Operator looking at MES sites
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?

Discrete manufacturing April 9, 2021
The IKEA effect & MES

What in the world does the IKEA effect have to do with software, and more specifically with MES? A truly modern MES application should, by virtue of its design, have the IKEA effect built in and as a part of its standard outlay.

Diagnostic and imaging
Medical device manufacturing March 12, 2021
MES for Business Continuity in the Medical Device Industry

As the medical device industry grows despite the pandemic (current research shows a 7% market growth) the need for an MES for process oversight and guidance becomes an even stronger argument.