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What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems?
A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production

manufacturing qa  Are Manufacturing Execution Systems? Originally published - November 29th, 2005 Revised and updated March 5th, 2008 Plant execution software systems have many different scopes, forms, and formats, and they mean different things to different folks. Although plant execution software is used widely in a number of industries, it is rarely described similarly, and its functions are hardly ever identical. An execution system used at an electronics discrete manufacturing facility is similar only in concept Read More

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The Importance of Plant-level Systems
The information technology (IT) environment in manufacturing is facing a dramatic change. Traditional systems must evolve to support near real time

manufacturing qa  support needs such as manufacturing execution systems (MES), QA and lab systems, plant maintenance or warehouse management applications, as a necessary evil. Although needed and cherished by department managers, most plant level systems have been difficult to justify. Plant-level systems are online transaction process-based (OLTP) and operate in seconds and minutes. Their transaction frequency is far shorter than typical enterprise applications and usually fall below the radar of most corporate IT Read More
Meeting the Challenges of Product Traceability with Automated Data Collection
An effective traceability system involves determining which product and manufacturing process attributes to collect and maintain@and deciding when during the

manufacturing qa  Determining when during the manufacturing process to begin collecting what attributes Begin with raw material attributes from supplier? At inspection? At assembly? At shipping? Understanding the magnitude of data that needs to be collected and how that will be done – This Is Critical! While some ERP systems accommodate limited forms of traceability, the variable data attributes that need to be collected (based on customer requirement, product type and industry) make it difficult for an ERP system to Read More
Alpha Packaging Implements InfinityQS ProFicient for Manufacturing Intelligence
Alpha Packaging, a manufacturer and decorator of bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and automotive chemical, and

manufacturing qa  Implements InfinityQS ProFicient for Manufacturing Intelligence Alpha Packaging , a manufacturer and decorator of bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and automotive chemical, and niche food and beverage markets, has  selected InfinityQS ProFicient to automate data collection, take control of quality, and achieve visibility across its manufacturing operations. The company has deployed InfinityQS ProFicient at two plants (in Pennsylvania and Missouri) with the Read More
An Analyst's View of Process Industry SMB Challenges
Process manufacturing industries have distinct needs from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Here’s an overview of what process manufacturing

manufacturing qa  logistical concerns within the manufacturing process itself. 3. QA module and flexible formula adjustments A process industry ERP system must also have a formulation-balancing operation based on the premise that the QA group tests random samplings of production batches. The system needs the ability to adjust, through a program logic control (PLC) interface, any variations in materials used and external factors such as humidity, temperature, cool-down speeds, etc. Also, the material flow and consumption Read More
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

manufacturing qa  to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones' 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The following are the five main elements of enabling a lean approach. Define value Map Read More
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Manufacturing and Distribution Overview
Distribution and manufacturing solutions can help improve customer satisfaction, lower costs, and respond to the changing market. The MAS 500 distribution

manufacturing qa  Distribution Overview Distribution and manufacturing solutions can help improve customer satisfaction, lower costs, and respond to the changing market. The MAS 500 distribution solution is a suite of modules that provides capabilities for tracking, managing, and replenishing. The MAS 500 manufacturing suite provides streamlined integration of routings and bills of material. Read More
CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM
A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and

manufacturing qa  for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and production departments within a manufacturing company, mentioned some customer relationship management (CRM) vendors that seem to have adapted their products for the manufacturing industry, and I also promised I would get back to you with more information on these products. Why do Manufacturing Companies Need a Read More
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing

manufacturing qa  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX New functionality within Microsoft Dynamics AX incorporates lean manufacturing constructs, thereby providing a single system that supports lean and traditional manufacturing practices. This primer focuses on constructs that support basic variations in lean practices and briefly touches on more complex variations. The lean manufacturing application supplements the existing version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 , which has been described in the book Ma Read More
ERP Features and Functions: Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software
This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s

manufacturing qa  Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you determine which features and functions are essential to your organization’s needs and which are not. You can also download this guide in Excel format at TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning Process (Process ERP) RFP Template page . Before we get started, here is a Read More
Executive Guide to Lean Manufacturing: Making Lean Work for You
Yet few people have a complete picture of lean manufacturing, or know how to truly make it work. but now you can get a clear, concise explanation o...

manufacturing qa  Work for You Lean manufacturing has become legendary for the shop floor efficiencies and company profits it can deliver. Yet few people have a complete picture of lean manufacturing, or know how to truly make it work But now you can get a clear, concise explanation of exactly what lean manufacturing is, the principles behind it, and how your company can enjoy the bottom-line benefits , in Lean Operational Improvements that Last . In this informative executive guide you’ll learn which approaches to lean Read More
Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide
It's easy to find outsimply download TEC's lean and green manufacturing buyer's guide.

manufacturing qa  and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide What's new in the world of lean and green manufacturing? It's easy to find out—simply download TEC's Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide . Here you'll discover how the green movement is impacting manufacturing in all of these key areas: software, technology, process, costs, and regulatory compliance. You'll also get a buyer's guide to green solutions from 10 of the leading environmental software vendors, and case studies showing you why lean and green can Read More
Petrochemical Manufacturing
Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are

manufacturing qa  Manufacturing Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are two major categories of petrochemical companies: companies that refine oil and other raw materials and convert them into basic chemicals such as ethylene; and companies that use these basic chemicals to create materials that can then be used in other industries to produce finished products, such as plastics, detergents, Read More
Manufacturing in the Cloud
Cloud services will be a leading driver of productivity for manufacturers over the next decade. Businesses focused on reducing costs and improving the quality

manufacturing qa  improving the quality of manufacturing solutions will increasingly turn to the cloud for SaaS solutions. Read this white paper by president and CEO of inKumo, Inc., and find out how this new era of technology will dramatically improve productivity and cost savings in the industry. Read More

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