Year: 2016

Aerospace & Defense

The EURONAVAL 2016 Event Recap

The bi-annual EURONAVAL event is said to be the world’s largest meeting of naval technologies with 355 exhibitors, over 400 journalists and nearly 25,000 trade visitors.
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Navigating the Digital Enterprise

Digitization of manufacturing, connecting engineering to the plant floor, the supply chain to manufacturing, customers with suppliers, and vice versa.
Aerospace & Defense

MRO Compliance without Consternation

A recent article on Aviation Week underscored just how maddening MRO compliance can be. The feature pointed to the new parts documentation requirement.
Press Release

iBASEt Expands Global Operations in India

Located in one of the largest corporate parks in the Central Business District of S.G. Road, Ahmedabad the new facility provides the proper amenities needed for a productive work environment.
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Best Practices to Enabling the Digital Thread

The Digital Thread integrates design, engineering, manufacturing and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) systems, establishing a seamless flow of information. This type of integration employs data and analytics across the complete product life cycle, optimizing efficiency, from design to manufacturing, operations and maintenance to service in a closed loop.
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Making the Case for Enterprise Quality Management Systems (EQMS)

Operational challenges include disparate systems and data sources, ineffective measurement of quality metrics, and the departmentalization of quality (i.e., quality understood as a department, not an organizational responsibility).
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What is MES and Do You Need It?

This post briefly defines what MES is and what may be happening in your plant that indicates you may need it.
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The Impact of ISO 13485

The publication of the ISO 13485:2016 standard in March of this year realizes work that began in July 2014 with the rejection of the first Draft International Standard (DIS)
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The Advantages of Comprehensive MES

A recent post on the LNS Research (LNS) addresses approaches to Work-In-Progress (WIP) management by complex discrete manufacturers.
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MES is an Essential Part of Smart Manufacturing

A number of terms have emerged to describe the current manufacturing transformation: smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the Model-Based enterprise are most prominent among them.
Press Release

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems Selects iBASEt’s Solumina

“We selected iBASEt because of their experience in managing the complex processes involved in manufacturing highly engineered products,” says Todd Kackley, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Textron Systems.
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The Advantages of Integrating Quality in MES

A recent article in Quality Magazine details a laundry list of symptoms of Quality Management Systems (QMS) that remain immature through sloppy collecting and handling of data.
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iBASEt Keynotes Industry 4.0 Discussion at HxGN Live

With over three days of keynote presentations from international industry experts, networking opportunities and an immersive “Innovation Pavilion,” this conference will enable attendees to discover new and innovative ways to work smarter.
Aerospace & Defense

Roundup of Aerospace Forecasts and Predictions, 2016

Overall, the aerospace manufacturing industry is beginning to ramp up in 2016. In last year's Roundup of Aerospace Forecasts and Predictions, 2015, the experts were more optimistic about the aerospace growth, but in reality, the growth has been slow. It seems we are in the midst of a transition phase and will see significant growth starting late this year or next year.
Press Release

iBASEt Remains on the Forefront of Smart Manufacturing

iBASEt, the creators of Solumina, a fully integrated software suite for manufacturing process planning, execution and enterprise quality management, announced today their continued contribution to the manufacturing industry’s Smart Manufacturing initiative.
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Smart Manufacturing: What is it? What are the Barriers? Where Do I Begin?

Kicking off the first session in MESA’s Smart Manufacturing track at the Manufacturing & Technology Conference, iBASEt lead an interactive presentation explaining the current landscape of Smart Manufacturing, and the barriers businesses face to achieve this type of connected environment.
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Why is there a Disconnect between Engineering and the Shop floor when I ...

Your Bill of Materials (BOM) and process plans are fully developed, and now your team of experts are able to get to work, and bring your design to life. Unfortunately, as your project grows, so does the amount of paperwork necessary to get the job done and ensure quality and compliance.
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iBASEt Leads Smart Manufacturing Discussion at 2016 Manufacturing & ...

The 2016 Manufacturing & Technology conference and Expo will be co-located with the MESA International Conference at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. With over three days of keynote presentations and networking opportunities, these conferences will focus on uncovering the latest transformative technologies enhancing best practices in Lean, quality management and continuous improvement.
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What iBASEt’s CMMI Appraisal Means to Customers

CMMI Institute helps organizations discover the true value they can deliver their customers by providing a comprehensive framework to ensure best practices are captured, shared and adopted by companies like iBASEt.
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Waiting for an eDHR Mandate? Best-in-Class Medical Device Manufacturers ...

In today’s highly competitive, fast-paced medical and diagnostic device industry, manufacturer’s often struggle to find the right time to shift away from their costly, inefficient and error-prone processes, such as assembling a DHR (Device History Record) from multiple paper and spreadsheet sources.
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Best Practices in MES Selection for Complex Discrete Manufacturing

Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is an intimidating task, especially if it means your reputation is on the line. With impending project proposals and a need to compete in today’s competitive manufacturing industry, your company can’t afford to make the wrong decision.
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How to Write Clear Work Instructions in Manufacturing – 3 Tips

Most of our process planning authors have never taken a course or have read information about writing work instructions. Technical writing is a very different type and style of writing. More specifically, it is an abbreviated type of writing.
Aerospace & Defense

What is Complex Discrete Manufacturing?

Complex discrete manufacturing industries manufacture complex highly engineered products with longer product cycle times and multiple levels of subassemblies in their bills of material.
Aerospace & Defense

5 Digital Thread Insights from AeroDef 2016 Survey

This year, iBASEt surveyed AeroDef attendees on the show floor to observe the connection between engineering and manufacturing within the Aerospace and Defense industry.
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2016 Predictions: Manufacturing Execution Systems Adoption in EMEA

Manufacturing Execution Systems automation software helps manufacturing industries to improve operational performance by automating, executing, and managing various processes. The rising demand for mass production in various industries in the EMEA region has led to the surge in adoption of Manufacturing Execution Systems software.
Press Release

iBASEt Appraised at CMMI Level 3 for Product and Service Development

iBASEt, a leading provider of software solutions for complex manufacturers, announced today that it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® for Product and Service development.
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3 Manufacturing Execution System Myths Hindering Productivity

In order to stay competitive in today’s fast paced manufacturing industry, manufacturers must evolve beyond simply tracking defects, failures and corrections, and start integrating quality management practices that prevent errors.
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Digital Thread Connects Four in Manufacturing

Manufacturers have the unrelenting need to innovate and create products faster with higher levels of quality. A major problem that stands in the way of accomplishing these goals are the preexisting silos throughout the product lifecycle value chain.
Aerospace & Defense

AeroDef 2016 Recap

Last week, we had the opportunity to exhibit at AeroDef 2016 Manufacturing Expo and Conference in Long Beach, California. Exhibitors and attendees arrived to AeroDef from across the country, some even traveling from overseas seeking aerospace and defense visions and innovations.
Press Release

Solumina Deployed by BAE Systems to Achieve Operational Excellence

Earlier in the implementation, BAE Systems initiated a project to harmonize operations process management across its Electronic Systems’ manufacturing facilities, utilizing Solumina’s process planning, manufacturing execution, and enterprise quality management tools.
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New Acronyms from the FDA: UDI and GUDID

On September 24, 2013, the FDA established a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system to identify all medical devices sold in the U.S. starting from the point of manufacture, through all distribution channels, and to the eventual sale to the consumer.
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Top 5 Risks You Need to Know Before Selecting a Manufacturing Execution ...

Taking the time to do proper risk management, identifying and mitigating risks, can protect the organization from unnecessary costs and heartache. In this post, you will find key risk factors that you must understand in both approaches to ensure a smooth path to implementation.
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iBASEt Discusses Digital Thread to Manufacturing at AeroDef 2016

“For aerospace and defense manufacturers to stay competitive in the 21st century, the urgency of enabling the digital thread, incorporating new processes, consolidating disparate systems and technologies are critical to their continued growth and scalability,” said Vic Sial, President, iBASEt.
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