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Connecting Expertise Along the Supply Chain
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Connecting Expertise Along the Supply Chain

A combination of video, audio and data can be used to connect remote experts in the manufacturing supply chain to avert or solve production bottlenecks and train workers.
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Managing Relationships Among Operations, IT and Engineering
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Managing Relationships Among Operations, IT and Engineering

In an MES project, each of these actors has different goals and viewpoints that sometimes turn out to be almost confrontational. However, the contribution of each is critical to the success of the project and its subsequent maintenance and evolution.
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How Eli Lilly Does In-Line Medical Device Inspection

Quality management of Eli Lilly medical devices got faster and more accurate with the use of an advanced vision system incorporating a 5 Megapixel camera and telecentric lens that inspects at the point of assembly.
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Simulating and Modeling the Virtual Plant

Operators run the process plant in the digital world before pressing “Go.”
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Moving from Models to Control Code

Like knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, automation engineers are in hot pursuit of better models of control behavior.
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Control Vendors Put More in the Box

The benefits of integrating motion control with logic control have been well documented over the years. Here’s a look at how the technology is being deployed today.
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ARC: Procedural Automation

Procedures govern the world of process automation, where operations are constantly in flux.
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Capacity needs to be analyzed with thoughtfulness to ensure that correct decisions are made.
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Using the Right Costs for Capacity

Capacity utilization can be a complex, confusing and frustrating topic.
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Enterprise View
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Succeeding in the Recovering Economy

As the economy improves, customer orders are rising again for industrial goods manufacturers.
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GE Intelligent Platforms Acquires SmartSignal

GE Intelligent Platforms completes the acquisition of SmartSignal, an analytics software company known for its predictive diagnostic software and monitoring services.
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The Future of HMI

If you are looking for the future of human-machine interface, control rooms, operator training and other applications for manufacturing and production plants, it pays to be aware of developments in
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Leadership in Automation

I write often about leadership and automation.
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OPC Foundation Launches OPC UA Certification Program

Testing of products from OPC Foundation corporate members will begin in the second quarter.
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