Intelligent Manufacturing Blog
Understand the differences between MES and ERP system and how they function in the manufacturing industry.
Do you have disparate manufacturing execution systems (MES) at your facility? Learn why an MES enterprise solution is the better choice.
Sequencing automotive parts consistof real-time communication with the customer and suppliers, building products in a set order, and shipping quality products on time. Because of the nature of JIT manufacturing, it is critical for manufacturers to have real-time reports of their sequencing processes.
As the need for visibility is so important, we thought we’d share some reports our clients are using today to keep the flow of real-time information visible and ensure their production goals are met.
When preparing for integration between your production machinery and a manufacturing execution system, it can be difficult to ensure the process goes smoothly. The outcome of this process can make or break your production schedule.
High levels of inventory are roadblocks for lean manufacturers for a number of reasons, but mainly because it’s just plain expensive. Before the increased demand for variety and shorter lead times, managing inventory was a lot easier. But now manufacturers must be...
There are plenty of factors that affect overall efficiency on the plant floor, but even with advancements in technology and automation, efficiency still greatly depends on the employees operating the machines and making their way around the factory floor. Read on to see how MES data and analytics can help optimize labor efficiency in these environments.
Just-in-sequence (JIS) manufacturing is considered an evolution of just-in-time. It delivers the right parts to the right assembly line in the right order. Just-in-sequence is perfect for automotive manufacturing environments because production tends to be high-variety and low-volume.
Where do you start when you need to ensure that your manufacturing process runs as smoothly as possible without any surprises? Keep reading to learn how to calculate your process’ RPN (Risk Priority Number) and download our Process Failure Modes Effect Analysis template to start error-proofing your processes today.
If you work at a manufacturing or supplier plant, you already know that tracking operations with paper-based methods has many issues. And for lean operations, a host of issues is not ideal for any plant.