Manufacturing IT, MES

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Manufacturing IT, MES June 12, 2021

How IT/OT convergence starts with understanding

Converging information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) is challenging, but a deep OT dive can help both sides learn a lot about their respective networks and create understanding.

By Matt Ruth
Courtesy: Synchrono/New Products for Engineers Database
Manufacturing IT, MES March 13, 2021

Taking your MES with you

When looking for the right manufacturing execution system (MES) solution, manufacturers need to consider its ability to evolve with them.

By Francisco Almada Lobo
Manufacturing IT, MES April 28, 2020

MESA smart manufacturing model to detail 8 areas

The MESA International “Model for Smart Manufacturing” intends to cover business intelligence, product lifecycle management (PLM), value chain management, manufacturing operations, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), asset management, workforce and cybersecurity. MESA told Control Engineering how it will help.

By Brandy Richardson
Manufacturing IT, MES April 22, 2020

Managing the cultural upheaval with Smart Manufacturing

People play a crucial role in the Smart Manufacturing transformation and culture is an important part of that. See some of the ingrained challenges companies face as well as ways to overcome them.

By Conrad Leiva and Stefan Zippel
Manufacturing IT, MES April 15, 2020

Managing business transformation with Smart Manufacturing

A transformed Smart Manufacturing enterprise is digitally enabled by technology as well as by a shared digital mindset of enterprise-level transparency, optimization and enhanced decision making.

By Conrad Leiva and Stefan Zippel
Manufacturing IT, MES March 27, 2020

Manufacturer connects healthcare field to produce components through additive manufacturing

Siemens has opened its additive manufacturing network to enable the efficient execution of design and printing requests by doctors, hospitals and suppliers of medical equipment in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
Manufacturing IT, MES January 1, 2020

groov EPIC by Opto 22

Opto 22 has release version 1.5.0 of its firmware for the groov EPIC platform.

By Opto 22
Manufacturing IT, MES August 1, 2019

Five strategies to effectively manage and execute automation projects

Automation projects come with many challenges that seem daunting because of their complexity. Learn about six common automation project management challenges and learn about five tips to overcome them including planning ahead and leveraging available technology on the plant floor.

By Lee Swindler
Manufacturing IT, MES June 27, 2019

Organizing drawing files for engineering, IT departments

Having correct and accurate drawing sets are a common challenge for plant engineering and information technology (IT) departments, but there are ways to make it easier.

By Gary Walker
Manufacturing IT, MES May 21, 2019

Maximizing the investment in manufacturing IT

Getting the most out of an investment in manufacturing IT seldom produces the desired results unless a simultaneous review and redesign of business processes is undertaken.

By Ultra Consultants