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31 Jan

MES Is Dead

Posted by Brian Briggs |
Jan 31, 2017

Tags: MES, Manufacturing Operations Management

As seen in Automation World, the idea that your company can gain a significant leg up on the competition by implementing a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is over.  If your plant is not already reducing waste, identifying bottlenecks, and coordinating data across the corporation, then you are behind the curve and playing catch up.

09 Aug

Manufacturing Execution System - The Value of Looking Within

Posted by Brian Briggs |
Aug 09, 2016

Tags: MES

As seen in Automation World, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can be a powerful tool in your organization’s quest to follow the continuous improvement trail.  It can help expose gaps in your process, lower costs, improve quality, and reduce data errors.

22 Jul

How an MES Helps You Optimize Production Planning

Posted by Brian Briggs |
Jul 22, 2016

Tags: General

Many companies continue to have limited visibility into the operational details at different plants at different times, severely limiting their ability to maximize plant output. A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can alleviate this pain point by helping you streamline many aspects of production planning. As an example, consider a company that uses a centralized enterprise resource planning...

18 Jan

MES Can Be a Powerful Motivation and Empowerment Tool

Posted by Brian Briggs |
Jan 18, 2016

Tags: Process Industry, Performance, General, Support, Our Company, Culture

One of the often overlooked, but frequently a very important and powerful aspect of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), is its use as a motivational tool.

19 Nov

The Value of a Thin Slice vs Big Bang MES Implementation

Posted by Brian Briggs |
Nov 19, 2015

Tags: Process Industry, Articles, General, Support

As seen in Automation World, in today’s world there are many variables that can drive an organization to investigate the viability of implementing a manufacturing execution system or MES.  One of the more important things that can be overlooked or discounted in the larger effort to evaluate and plan is the value of a true pilot or proof of concept strategy.

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