Year: 2021

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iBASEt Completes Manufacturing Think Tank Series

This press release announced the completion of a virtual think tank series with Frost & Sullivan and DXC. The hosted discussion brought together manufacturing industry experts to gain insights on how to more successfully achieve a digital transformation across their manufacturing operations.
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What Makes a Successful Digital Leader?

Here's five traits that a digital leader must have. The digital future is arriving quickly. Will you be ready to lead the charge?
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Cloud MES Offers a Path to Rapid Scale-up for Emergent Manufacturing ...

If you are an emerging manufacturer in an industry such as micro/LEO satellites, industrial drones, or are building other hi-tech products that support other high growth industries, it just makes a lot of sense to consider what Cloud options exist for all of your business software needs.
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Are You a Digital Disruptor or a Follower?

Here are five suggestions to help you take charge of the digital transformation now underway in manufacturing, helping you become the digital disruptor.
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Is it Time for a New Manufacturing Operating Model?

The proliferation of IIoT devices has changed the manufacturing landscape and is now challenging the manufacturing operations model. Will your manufacturing applications be able to support this new model or are they built assuming that the CIM pyramid will stand as long as the real ones have?
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iBASEt Launches Knowledge-Centered Service to Support Customer Growth

This press release announced the launch of a Knowledge-Centered Service (KCS) program that is intended to simplify resolution of customer support inquiries. As a self-service support program, its aim is to improve support productivity as iBASEt continues its growth trajectory. 
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After the Cloud, What is the Next MES Architecture?

Your MES architecture must be Cloud capable, support devices such as AR/VR headsets, handheld displays, and be able to operate in the Cloud, on the plant floor in dedicated services, and offload some of its computational load to edge devices.
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Five Trends Shaping the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Industry

These are just a few of the important trends in a rapidly transforming industry. Aerospace & Defense is being thrust into disruption and innovation, but the good news is that digital technology has matured and is ready to respond to the new environment.
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CMMI: A Standard for Software Developers, and Why It Matters

iBASEt has been awarded a Level 3 certification for CMMI Development, a significant milestone that recognizes the company’s serious commitment to continuous improvement as an integrated component of the product development process.
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5 Ways to Know if You Are Having a Good Day

To know if you’re having a good day, you need up-to-the-minute information on how the factory is performing at any given moment. With an integrated MES, real-time visibility, and a well-designed data warehouse, it’s possible to see exactly what’s happening on the plant floor at any moment.
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Are You Having a Good Day?

Processing data manually without a standard procedure can lead to mistakes, expose a business to making wrong decisions, or experience data security vulnerabilities.
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Industry 4.0 Demands More Than Just Execution in a Modern MES

Modern MES solutions, such as those built on a microservice architecture, can provide the real-time data to support predictive capabilities and are more than a simple manufacturing execution system, but instead becoming more of a manufacturing optimization system.
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3 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Extend the Life of Your Existing MES ...

Some manufacturing companies are considering the LC/NC model to extend the life of an existing MES or shop floor control applications instead of investing in a new commercial application. While the initial appeal to extend the life of an existing MES application might seem attractive, there are several reasons why this may not be your best option.
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iBASEt to Sponsor MOM Institute Webinar: Why a Digital Ecosystem is ...

This media alert announced iBASEt's upcoming webinar which will take a closer look at how establishing and maintaining a digital ecosystem can improve collaboration by better connecting disparate systems, people, and data – all attributes of becoming a digital enterprise.
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iBASEt Reports Record Software Revenue Growth, Profitability for Full ...

This press release announced the completion of a successful full fiscal year 2021, as validated by strong software revenue and profitability gains. Business growth was driven by new customer additions and a quick pivot to a remote business model, in response to the COVID-19 disruption.
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How APQP Plays a Critical Role in a Digital Thread

What makes APQP so important is that it provides a framework for focusing on product quality early in the design process and includes the perspective of how production processes affect final component quality.
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iBASEt Provides AST & Science Manufacturing Solution

This press release announced that AST & Science LLC, the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, has selected an iBASEt solution to manage their manufacturing production.
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iBASEt Launches Managed Services Offering

This press release announced the launch of iBASEt's managed services as a new deployment option to reduce complexity and resource requirements of a manufacturing software implementation.
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A Closer Look at MES and New Product Introduction

Recently, I wrote about several ways that a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can improve New Product Introduction (NPI). In that article, I explained how an MES can play a critical role in improving and streamlining the new product introduction process.
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Quality Assurance, Control & Management – Are they Similar or ...

With so many manufacturers focusing on operational excellence and global competition a given, it is not surprising that quality has become a critical control point. Manufacturers have variously deployed quality control (QC), quality management (QM) and/or quality assurance (QA), or product assurance (PA) in complex discrete manufacturing to drive quality throughout their operations.
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iBASEt Partners with Combitech, Expanding Nordic Presence

iBASEt, the company that simplifies how complex products are built and maintained, today announced a new partnership with Combitech, an independent subsidiary of defense and security company Saab AB. This partnership reaffirms iBASEt’s commitment to serving manufacturers in the Nordic region producing highly engineered, regulated, and complex products.
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Q&A from Pick the Right Metrics for MES Success

The theme of our latest educational webinar, Pick the Right Metrics for MES Success, can be seen as an extension of the need to reevaluate the selection process for a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
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iBASEt CEO Naveen Poonian to Present “5 Imperatives for Transitioning to ...

WHAT: The push to digital operations has been amplified over the past year. The shift to remote working and the shortcomings of manual, paper-based processes has become painfully clear. Now is the time to embrace digital MRO operations. Attend this presentation to understand how best to achieve this transition, based on customer feedback and experience gained from the front line.
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It’s Time to Redefine the “E” in EQMS

Roughly ten years ago Quality Management System (QMS) software was still primarily paper-based, focused strictly on plant floor manufacturing operations. The market began to transform, and along came the term “eQMS” to designate it was “electronic” or did not require the use of paper.
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5 Differences Between Enterprise Manufacturing and Business Intelligence

As I pointed out in a previous article, “Manufacturing Intelligence is More Than Just Charts and Gauges,” I provided a brief history of enterprise manufacturing intelligence. I explained how it has evolved, what new market entrants now exist, and what the following generation product has become.
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iBASEt Named a Visionary in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing ...

iBASEt, the company that simplifies how complex products are built and maintained, today announced that iBASEt has been positioned by Gartner as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for its offering, the iBASEt MES Solution, powered by Solumina iSeries.
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Use Emerging Industry 4.0 Metrics To Measure Digital Transformation Success

Industry 4.0 is changing the way companies design and manufacture products. As with any major corporate initiative, you must consider reviewing emerging Industry 4.0 metrics to measure and guide success. Doing so will help you better measure the success of not only your implementation of technology but also the impact of driving your digital transformation. 
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3 Pitfalls to Avoid for a Successful MES Install

While many benefits can easily document a successful MES install, the challenge is achieving the forecasted benefits quickly (or even at all) based on how the project is planned, the pilot site is identified, or what decisions are made early in the design process.
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iBASEt is Building on Lessons Learned in 2020

The lessons learned in 2020 have not only made our company more resilient, but have allowed us to redesign our business processes and incorporate these improvements into our software solutions.
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How MES Can Improve The New Product Introduction Process

Becoming a digital master with New Product Introduction will set you apart and become a critical part of staying competitive. And with MES, you can do so with far better performance that can accelerate your new product launches to top speed.
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Avoid Technical Debt by Rationalizing Your IT/OT Architecture

Each industry may have additional environmental factors as will companies that may have corporate technology standards. Therefore, it's important to pick a set of suppliers that can exist in a compatible ecosystem while minimizing the technical debt associated with a multi-vendor IT/OT architecture.
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Q&A on The Importance of Software Acceptance Testing Webinar

The theme of our fourth educational webinar, The Importance of End User Acceptance, was a reminder of how important it is to engage with those who will be using an MES or any other IT system as part of the implementation. Here's a summary of what was discussed.
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5 Benefits of the IIoT in Manufacturing

The IIoT is no longer a distant promise for the future. It’s here today. And, it’s one more reason to embrace digital transformation in your manufacturing enterprise.
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Easing Change Management in Manufacturing

Here are three key factors you should seriously consider, which will heavily influence how well a software system can deal with change – and incorporate these concepts when selecting your next manufacturing software purchase.
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Manufacturing Intelligence is More Than Just Charts and Gauges

While legacy Manufacturing Intelligence applications were often nothing more than tools to build simple dashboards to display manufacturing data collected from the shop floor, new solutions are now focused on collecting all the valuable data that can now be collected in near real-time from across a much wider scope of processes, equipment, and applications.
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MES & Lean Manufacturing: Friend or Foe?

When it comes to an MES, staunch Lean originalists see MES as antithetical to Lean principles. Consequently, some have called into question the value of an MES. Just as with any technology, results can vary. Is an MES a friend or foe to a Lean strategy?
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The Importance of eLearning Today

Although eLearning has been around for decades, the business environment changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has made eLearning one of the most important technology shifts in 2020.
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Smart Glasses Add Informed Reality to the Shop Floor

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) vendors are beginning to offer ready-to-go integration for Smart Glasses. All of this makes it practical, for the first time, to consider including Smart Glasses in your next digital transformation project.
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The New Mantra for 2021: Business Scalability in Manufacturing

In the years ahead, the businesses that can successfully scale and change rapidly will reap the most success. Those that provide a wide variety of features, structure, and deployment options can give you the best scalability performance – not to mention will be better able to adapt to new business opportunities.
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