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Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III
Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices

man machine interfaces  plant roles (e.g., executives, managers, supervisors and operators) will have somewhat differently tailored screens serving the respective knowledge-worker. But in all cases, the UI features the Microsoft Office familiarity combined with consumer-style screens like automatic teller machine (ATM) or restaurant/retail shop point of sale (POS) terminals. For example, a supervisor will see the following: many pertinent key performance indicators (KPIs) and other analytical information such as plant

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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions


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man machine interfaces  provision hardware to handle many users issuing complex analysis requests simultaneously. This extremely variable computing load requires provisioning of greater computing power and generally results in lower hardware use than in conventional computing systems. It is not uncommon to have CPU and disk use at 1-4% in order to handle infrequent peaks of 60-80%. These low use levels result in particularly expensive hardware requirements. Cloud-based hardware virtualization does not address this as these Read More

The Challenges of Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems


While enterprise applications solutions are moving closer to the plant floor, and plant-level systems are moving closer to enterprise planning application functionality, these systems will not likely converge anytime soon, because they use different technologies and have different user requirements.

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Case Study: Miller Welding


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man machine interfaces  time data, scheduling of man and material becomes inherently inaccurate and time consuming. As Miller observes, Before Global Shop, we were using another ERP package. As we grew into a larger company, we started running into issues with the software because it was more job-based rather than inventory-based. It was at this point, in 2002, that MWM turned to Global Shop to solve their growing inventory control problems, as well as the inefficiencies springing up throughout their plants as a result of the Read More

The Essential ERP - Its Genesis & Future


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What Can Aras’ Selection as PLM Enhancement at MAN Diesel & Turbo Tell Us?


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man machine interfaces  engineering process automation . MAN is the world market leader for large diesel engines for use in ships and power stations, and is one of the three leading suppliers of turbo machines. The company employs more than 15,000 staff at more than 100 international sites. From gensets (engine generators) to two-stroke engines for giant container ships, from power units to turnkey diesel power plants, from single compressors and turbines to complete machine trains, MAN has a suitable product solution. Working Read More

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man machine interfaces  Breakthroughs in Industrial Equipment Manufacturing and Machine Assembly Industrial equipment manufacturers have historically embraced shop floor improvements as a way of increasing efficiency and maintaining profitability. But in today’s radically altered industrial environment, there is a clear imperative to look beyond the shop floor. To hold down costs and compete against other low-cost companies, manufacturers must find areas of improvement in all aspects of business. Read More

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man machine interfaces  demanding segments of discrete manufacturing, in part because every machine you produce may be unique. Compared to standard production environments, manufacturing processes are complex. Your company faces challenges that include concurrent engineering and changes that must be addressed during the construction process. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Special & Large Machinery from To-Increase will help you streamline processes so you can: Integrate your business applications with product lifecycle management Read More

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FactoryMaster


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man machine interfaces  FactoryMaster is a manufacturing software solution that can help organizations use the latest technology in the planning and day-to-day operation of commercial and production processes, covering all aspects of the business in one package. With knowlege in many divisions of manufacturing, FactoryMaster has built a complete modular system that addresses the issues facing manufacturing organizations in today's marketplace. As FactoryMaster adds new functionality requested by customers to the Read More