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06 Feb

Applying the Jidoka Principle to a UV Coating Manufacturing Process

Posted by Ken White |
Feb 06, 2017

Tags: Process Industry, MES, Automation Solutions, manufacturing

In his book, “The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer”, Jeffrey Liker states that Alex Warren, former SVP of Manufacturing for Toyota, defines the Jidoka Principle as:

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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.

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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.

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