Year: 2021

Are You Having a Good Day?
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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.
3 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Extend the Life of Your Existing MES
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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.
iBASEt Provides AST & Science Manufacturing Solution
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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.
A Closer Look at MES and New Product Introduction
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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.
Quality Assurance, Control & Management – Are they Similar or Different?
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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.
iBASEt Partners with Combitech, Expanding Nordic Presence
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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.
iBASEt CEO Naveen Poonian to Present “5 Imperatives for Transitioning to Digital MRO” at MRO Americas 2021
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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.
It’s Time to Redefine the “E” in EQMS
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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.
Use Emerging Industry 4.0 Metrics To Measure Digital Transformation Success
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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. 
3 Pitfalls to Avoid for a Successful MES Install
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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.
Avoid Technical Debt by Rationalizing Your IT/OT Architecture
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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.
Easing Change Management in Manufacturing
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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.
Manufacturing Intelligence is More Than Just Charts and Gauges
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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.
MES & Lean Manufacturing: Friend or Foe?
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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?
The Importance of eLearning Today
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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.
Smart Glasses Add Informed Reality to the Shop Floor
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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.
The New Mantra for 2021: Business Scalability in Manufacturing
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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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