Year: 2020

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Q&A from “Picking the Right MES” Webinar

After Jan completed his presentation, several questions were raised that are shared. We hope this information is helpful with your decision process to pick the right MES that is based your unique business requirements.
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Manufacturing Trends: Five 2021 Predictions

As the end of this pandemic starts to become more of a reality, I suspect many of the changes that have been implemented will likely last to post-pandemic times. Based on this expectation, in a bold move, here is a list of my predictions on how the manufacturing industry will look like in 2021!
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MES, ERP & PLM Integration: A Blueprint for Success

The digital transformation that underlies Industry 4.0 relies on capturing contextual data and aggregating it in such a way to improve decision support and operational excellence.
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iBASEt and AWS Partnership Goes Beyond the Cloud

At Excelerate Innovation 2020, iBASEt launched Solumina iSeries, a Cloud-native platform furthering our commitment to Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the platforms iBASEt is supporting that is very popular among manufacturers. 
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iBASEt to Present at American A&D Summit 2020

This media alert announced Kim Archibald, head of North America solution engineering at iBASEt, will lead a discussion on how Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) have become a central part of digital operations platforms.
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5 Great Features of iSeries

Every member of the enterprise can benefit from the iSeries, from line workers to top-level decision-makers. Today, technology innovation is accelerating like never before, and when it’s properly harnessed, as in the iSeries, we’re just starting to see the amazing things it lets us do.
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Excelerate Innovation 2020: The Power of Listening

For two days, some 400 customers and guests joined our online conference to learn about the new Solumina iSeries, and how it can accelerate and simplify the move to digitally transform complex, highly engineered manufacturing operations.
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Microservices are a Manufacturing Software Must Have

Manufacturers must put agility at the top of their survival plans for operations. Their top question is often “Who should I work with and what software will allow me to accomplish these objectives?”
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Q&A from IT/OT Convergence Webinar

We had the opportunity to hear from Jan Snoeij on the topic of IT/OT convergence. If you are a bit unclear on what this concept really means and its importance as part of a digital transformation strategy, it might be worth 30 minutes of your time to hear this presentation.
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iBASEt Launches Solumina iSeries at Excelerate Innovation 2020

This press release announced iBASEt officially launching Solumina iSeries, the industry’s first agile platform for industrial manufacturers that leverages dozens of pre-configured microservices to simplify how complex manufacturing operations are executed.
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Manufacturers Need to Rethink Digital Transformation

Between COVID-19, the very visible impact of climate change, and the global geopolitical environment, just automating business processes will not deliver the benefits many companies seek from their Digital Transformation initiatives.
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7 Best Practices While Delivering Remote Consulting Services

Since COVID-19 has impacted all our customers across their entire value chain, most have already adapted systems to support their internal teams, as well as how they now work with suppliers, including iBASEt. Here are a few insights we have learned that can help with your transition to providing and receiving remote consultation services.
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iBASEt Shifts to Virtual for Excelerate Conference with Launch of ...

This press release announced online events will feature the launch of iSeries, the company’s next-generation solutions for advanced manufacturing operation and will showcase presentations focused on customers’ digital strategies to improve operational performance.
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In MES, Microservices Deliver High Benefits

The architectural model based on microservices has emerged as the preferred method to develop software applications, particularly for those delivered via the Cloud.
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Best-of-Breed vs. Single Suite – Picking an MES

In my last blog post, I examined the evaluation choice of what OT architecture is best between a Best-of-Breed or single-vendor suite approach. In this post, I will continue this discussion and focus more on how this decision can play out for those implementing a new Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
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iBASEt Strengthens Leadership Team to Accelerate Growth

This press release announced robust demand for digital transformation across model-based manufacturing and sustainment operations drives hiring for new sales, finance, and European region leadership for iBASEt.
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Q&A from Webinar on PBEC’s Digital MRO Transformation

Since airing this presentation, we received many questions on what was involved and how challenges were overcome, so we thought it would be helpful to share these insights for others that are either starting or in the middle of their digital MRO transformation.
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Digital Cloth Is the Fabric of Industry 4.0

For companies that accept they need to weave all their loose threads together into a digital cloth, here is a blueprint on how to begin that process as part of their journey towards an Industry 4.0 future.
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What is IT/OT Convergence – and Why You Should Care

Both OT and IT are being transformed to create a digital infrastructure that is greater than the sum of its parts. As a far-reaching, critical component of how manufacturers operate, this synergy is heralding in a new era of manufacturing execution systems operating as an enterprise application.
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Weaving Digital Threads into a Digital Cloth

A Digital Thread provides the data framework, and the reality is that multiple threads are coexisting, which sometimes resemble a tangled ball of virtual string. The solution to untangling these multiple threads and providing true cross-silo and multi-enterprise data flows is to weave the digital threads into a Digital Cloth.
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Toolkits vs Out-of-the-Box for an MES

Given the complexity of manufacturing operations, different solutions will work better depending upon your needs. However, and out of the box solution offers a compelling option that can get your problem solved much faster and offer a far lower Total Cost of Ownership than any toolkit can promise.
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A Powerful Combination: Agile MES and Deployment

This combined strategy is quite a powerful model to help overcome what has traditionally been a very difficult to achieve – install a Manufacturing Execution System quickly.
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Agile MES Versus Agile Deployment

An Agile MES application has an architecture that allows an implementation team (or those tasked with performing updates or future maintenance) to dynamically perform updates to capabilities quickly to the actual software itself – in addition to how it is deployed.
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Why Now is the Time to Cut Technical Debt

The deeper that a company falls into a Technical Debt “hole,” the harder it is to climb out. The way to break free of this cycle is to start now. As you evaluate the next enterprise operations system, you have to make a choice. Will you own your enterprise solution, or will it own you?
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MRO Market Likely to Rebound First

Today is an excellent time to review and asses your MRO. Investing in a MRO execution system reduces future costs and increases productivity.
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Will COVID-19 be the Catalyst to All-Digital Regulatory Compliance?

With the world facing a massive public health crisis, new drugs and medical devices are required in large quantities. With big pressure to get product out, people are taking shortcuts. Fortunately, many new enterprise software tools have emerged to better manage regulatory compliance reporting
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KPI Metrics Are Changing (Once Again) – Can Your Systems Keep Up?

During times of dynamic change – we know what we want, but sometimes the existing infrastructure can’t keep up with expectations. This is happening with all the Industrial Transformation initiatives now in deployment. It is also the case with what KPIs are being measured and how that measurement is being achieved.
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Now is the Time to Double Down Existing Technology and Investments

Now might not be a good time to consider venturing into a brand-new product line. By doubling down on what you already have, the learning curve is minimal, the relationship already exists, and your precious time can be focused on identifying new opportunities.
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5 Ways to Measure Success in Digital Transformation

LNS Research recently conducted an in-depth study of the factors that separated aerospace and defense (A&D) companies that have been successful with their industrial transformation from the rest. From reading their findings, several conclusions can be drawn from the data.
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3 Ways the Digital Enterprise Can Better Navigate Uncertainty in Today’s ...

As the world fights the coronavirus, it is quickly becoming evident that “business as usual” no longer applies. New business models will be evaluated, and massive “pivots” may be needed to meet the evolving needs of our society. The Digital Enterprise is best poised to be part of the new “non-normal” environment we now operate in.
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The Importance of Technology Investment in Down Markets

Today, we face an extreme market disruption, and in times of economic uncertainty or decline, the investment made in new or existing IT systems can have a really big impact on how companies are able to weather the storm.
Aerospace & Defense

5 Steps to Building A High Value Digital Ecosystem for Manufacturing

McKinsey has been giving heavy emphasis to the need to forming a digital B2B ecosystem in MRO and manufacturing. One of the points stressed was the importance and value of creating a digital ecosystem that spans the entire supply chain.
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Why is Industrial Transformation so Difficult?

Many businesses are implementing a digitalization strategy to transform their business processes. Continue reading to learn the difference between business transformation and industrial transformation and the challenges companies face that don’t operate in the industrial world.
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Digital Continuity – The First Step to Creating an Industry Ecosystem

As new digital marketplaces continue to evolve and expand, there is a risk of being left behind if investments are not made today to be part of this ecosystem. Fortunately, an industry ecosystem can be readily established that is valuable to customers and end users. Continue reading to learn about first steps.
Aerospace & Defense

Create a Digital Ecosystem by Taking a Cue from the Tech Giants

Continue reading to see how existing digital platforms provided by the tech giants could be a potential threat to the spare parts business that many Aerospace & Defense manufacturers have come to rely upon as part of their business model. This post will explore the merit of this prediction and what steps can be taken to minimize this threat as part of a digital transformation strategy.
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