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Diagnostics, Asset Management October 11, 2007

Looking good: Cognos reports strong second-quarter earnings

Business intelligence software supplier Cognos—suddenly a subject of takeover rumors—reported double-digit increases in revenue, profits, and earnings per share for its most recent fiscal quarter. 

By MBT Staff
Process Instrumentation and Sensors October 11, 2007

Greater control: Siemens simplifies advanced process automation

Siemens Energy & Automation says the latest version of its SIMATIC PCS 7 system makes it possible for almost any plant worker to install and manage advanced process control networks.

By MBT Staff
Workforce Development October 3, 2007

Ramp it up: Ricoh relying on software to squash production bottlenecks

Throughput Analyzer enables pinpointing constraints—areas such as activities or machines that are slowing production processes. Production managers can use that information to develop methods for eliminating the constraints, thus improving the plant’s ability to produce more goods within a given time frame.

By MBT Staff
System Integrators October 3, 2007

Fast tracking: Australian pharmaceutical maker automates regulatory compliance with MES

Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited automated its regulatory compliance processes by adopting a manufacturing execution system (MES) with electronic batch record (eBR) capabilities.

By MBT Staff
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics September 26, 2007

Sudden impact: SaaS model accelerates automotive suppliers’ PLM expansion plans

As part of its expanded deployment, AITS has integrated Arena PLM with its ERP system. The link between Arena PLM and Infor ERP LN (the former Baan ERP system) was accomplished via a set of adapters now available to all Arena PLM customers.

By MBT Staff
Diagnostics, Asset Management September 26, 2007

Outmaneuvering the competition: 3D modeling brings revolutionary product to market faster

Ronen Moyel took his initial design—in the form of 2D sketches—to an engineering services house known as Designcraft, which sped the product through the prototype stage using 3D capabilities in the Pro/ENGINEER software package from PTC.

By MBT Staff
System Integration September 19, 2007

Lean on IT: Applying lean manufacturing principles across the IT organization

When applying Lean to IT, four specific measures will determine success or failure: cycle time, inventory, value-added content, and throughput.

By MBT Staff
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