Transformation Innovation Strategies - CONNECT

Posted by Renee Peggs on Nov 11, 2019 1:24:16 PM

We recently introduced a series on the high-level view of how our PlantStar 4.0 manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions deliver end-to-end value by enabling digital transformation (DX). There are four innovative strategies that make transformation possible:

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Topics: data-driven-decisions, manufacturing solutions, digital transformation, digital strategy

Drive end-to-end efficiency + cost savings in supply chain management

Posted by Renee Peggs on Nov 8, 2019 11:40:37 AM

If you're considering digital transformation (DX) for your factory or manufacturing enterprise, or if you've already taken the first steps, you're probably aware of the the cost involved in upgrading your legacy equipment toward Smart initiatives. 

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Topics: improve efficiency, digital transformation, digital strategy, supply chain management

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Posted by Renee Peggs on Nov 6, 2019 12:13:27 PM

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Manufacturing Execution Systems

Posted by David Crowley on Nov 5, 2019 8:19:00 AM

Regardless where they're located, manufacturing plants and factories across North America share something in common: manufacturing headaches.

The labor shortage is a big one. Finding great people and retaining those same great people is becoming more of a challenge. Productivity is increasing and people are not staying with companies for many years, as the job market has become very competitive. Effectively managing the day to day operations becomes more of a challenge. Ops managers are throwing money at training resources to only have an employee move out of the organization.

You might say, your company is different as there are employees who have been around for a very long time. That is fantastic! However, these employees do retire; hiring and retaining great people will still be a constant focus and an ongoing challenge. 

Technology is helping manufacturing companies address the reality of labor shortages and skills gaps. Many manufacturing companies remain hesitant to explore new technology, keeping it "old school" rather than investigating how investment in manufacturing software solutions can drastically improve performance, save time and resources, and increase productivity while reducing dependence on skilled labor.

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Topics: MES 101, Shop Floor Safety, data-driven-decisions, Reduce scrap, downtime, product quality, improve efficiency

High Performance MES Software

Posted by David Crowley on Nov 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM

A manufacturing execution system (MES) connects machines, materials, and people with sensors and powerful software to provide Big Data on all your shop floor variables. Using these connections, an MES organizes and analyzes every piece of data in real-time so you can so you can make proactive and predictive decisions that result in significant improvement to your bottom line. 

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Stay relevant with digital transformation strategy

Posted by Renee Peggs on Nov 1, 2019 2:51:04 PM

Where is your company on the roadmap toward sustainable relevance in the manufacturing space?

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Topics: manufacturing solutions, digital transformation, digital strategy

Optimize maintenance scheduling and up-time with MES

Posted by Renee Peggs on Oct 11, 2019 11:22:00 AM

In a recent blog post, we mentioned that our PlantStar 4.0 manufacturing execution system solutions easily integrate with total productive maintenance (TPM) applications to help manufacturers optimize use of shop floor machinery.

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Topics: downtime, manufacturing solutions, optimize MRO

How MES solves for the labor gap

Posted by Renee Peggs on Oct 8, 2019 4:25:29 PM

If you're a professional in manufacturing, you're well aware of the "headaches" that come as a matter of course in the industrial space.

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Topics: MES 101, Reduce scrap, downtime, product quality, labor gap, manufacturing solutions

MES Improves Decision-Making to Drive Manufacturing Business Growth

Posted by Renee Peggs on Sep 30, 2019 4:47:52 PM

Just as there are many strategies for growing a business, there are many obstacles that can stand between a manufacturing enterprise and its increased profitability.

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Topics: data-driven-decisions

How MES Improves Safety on the Factory Floor

Posted by Renee Peggs on Sep 5, 2019 10:37:00 AM

A few weeks ago, all the employees here at SYSCON came together for a fire extinguisher training. Two experts joined us in our lunchroom for a thorough explanation of the different kinds and uses of fire extinguishers. We watched a video about proper actions in case of fire and instruction in routine safety procedures to prevent fires or hazards from occurring.

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Topics: Shop Floor Safety