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    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...
    3 reasons why manufacturers must invest in a Manufacturing Execution System

    3 reasons why manufacturers must invest in a Manufacturing Execution System

    The modern manufacturer is judged by its ability to operate efficiently while reducing costs and maintaining quality. Properly applied, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) like VIA’s Vital Plant allows a manufacturer to analyze data in greater detail to improve...
    Top 5 ROI opportunities addressed by an investment in MES

    Top 5 ROI opportunities addressed by an investment in MES

    As with any new technology, the initial investment in a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) seems steep until you understand just how much value you get back almost immediately. Here are the top 5 ROI opportunities you can receive from an investment in MES.
    The Top 10 Requirements Of Every Great Traceability System

    The Top 10 Requirements Of Every Great Traceability System

    Traceability is imperative due to market conditions, regulatory requirements, and competitive pressures. The risks of operating without traceability are high, including market share erosion, competitive disadvantage, unchecked liability, brand damage, and lost...
    Bridging the Skill Gap: 3 Ways an MES Can Help

    Bridging the Skill Gap: 3 Ways an MES Can Help

    Manufacturers today are facing an impending crisis as skilled laborers near retirement age. Although many corporations have invested in apprenticeships or collegiate programs to train replacements for those employees, due to lengthy speed to proficiency curves and a...
    Not enforcing your processes? That’s risky.

    Not enforcing your processes? That’s risky.

    Risk management in the manufacturing sector is vital to the success of your business — as well as its reputation. A crucial element in managing these risks is the enforcement of specific process parameters. Some of the most common — and potentially harmful — risks...

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