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    How to Configure Your MES to Track and Trace And why you NEED it!

    Tracking and tracing is a validation of how you execute your manufacturing processes and ensures your components, routings, testing/validations are aligned with your specifications and accepted tolerances.  When a part or finished good has completed its cycle within...
    Why Manufacturing Execution Software Isn’t What You Think It Is

    Why Manufacturing Execution Software Isn’t What You Think It Is

    When people think of Manufacturing Execution Software, one of the first things that come to mind is, “It costs way too much” or “it would be too disruptive to my current processes”.
    How to Improve Your Component Traceability System

    How to Improve Your Component Traceability System

    As we mentioned in our recent blog post, How Component Traceability Saves the Day, component traceability is a game-changer for manufacturers. 
    How Component Traceability Saves the Day

    How Component Traceability Saves the Day

    Back in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s, traceability took the form of a sheet of paper that followed every tray of components through the manufacturing process.
    How to Optimize Production Performance with Traceability

    How to Optimize Production Performance with Traceability

    Traceability means being able to provide evidence that your manufacturing processes were followed and that all products were built according to specification, utilizing proper components. It should be the single authoritative source of performance data so that you...
    The Number One Key to Reducing the Risk of Product Recall

    The Number One Key to Reducing the Risk of Product Recall

    There are two main causes of product recalls: engineered defects and manufactured defects. In an engineered defect, the product was specified to be built incorrectly in the first place. For manufactured defects, the parts or products weren’t made quite to...
    9 Reasons to Invest in Manufacturing Execution Software

    9 Reasons to Invest in Manufacturing Execution Software

    If you’ve got a strong understanding of manufacturing, have made good decisions, and maybe hit a bit of luck here and there, then you’ve probably been able to grow your business and have had some success.
    Driving Optimal Performance With Traceability

    Driving Optimal Performance With Traceability

    When considering tracking and traceability, we tend to think of events which have already occurred, in the past. In nature, we track where animals have been, the paths they have followed, and what they have eaten by the evidence left behind such as paw prints and...
    Industrial Internet of Things

    Industrial Internet of Things

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) reminds me of a story called “The Puppy Who Lost His Way”. The world was changing, and the puppy was getting… bigger. So, you see, the puppy was like IIoT in that they were both lost in the woods. Except the puppy was a dog,...
    5 Risks of home grown solutions

    5 Risks of home grown solutions

    Manufacturing systems are complex and unique. Regardless of how well they are programmed, most home grown solutions have their own little quirks that sometimes require a few tweaks to help them run more smoothly. These home grown solutions might seem like they do...

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