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Transforming NPDI with Enterprise Recipe Management

ERM can reduce the time needed to look for data, create master recipes, and make planning and sourcing decisions.
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The Future of the Industrial PC

With continued influence from the consumer market, industrial PCs will need more than just the latest processor to differentiate themselves.
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Once Upon a Time: When Accountants and Manufacturers Agreed

Close to a century ago, the accounting community acknowledged the correctness of Gantt’s handling of indirect overhead and idle/excess capacity costs. That changed along the way.
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Tips for Filling Skilled Manufacturing Positions

The next generation of manufacturing involves a highly skilled workforce working strategically within a knowledge-based economy.
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Why Agile Operations Are Key

See how increased operational agility is helping manufacturers achieve operational excellence.
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Keith Campbell ( Keith@CampbellManagementServices.net has been a shaper of opinion on manufacturing automation for 40 years. He worked for 28 years with The Hershey Company, and has served the broader industry in numerous roles including as Director of ISA's Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Div., and as the founding Director and later Executive Director of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup, originally called the OMAC Motion for Packaging Workgroup. Since retiring from Hershey as Director of Automation & Integr
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The Future of Automation for Healthcare Manufacturers

If healthcare manufacturers are a bit behind others, it is probably for valid and explainable reasons to which valid and explainable solutions exist.
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Incident Prediction and Avoidance Solutions

To help operators predict and avoid incidents in today’s high-pressure manufacturing environment, organizations must become more proactive.
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Heads or Tails: Understand the Economic Winds

Ending 2013 with a tailwind, the economy’s winds turned in the beginning of this year. The leading indicators do not signal a recession, however; just a slower pace of growth.
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Forge a New Operating Model to Manage Change

Follow six key actions to help create dynamic manufacturing operations for the constantly changing global marketplace.
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MES vs. MOM: What’s in a Name?

MESA recently organized an online panel debating the topic, working to come to a unified voice for industry.
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