MES Interface Brings Shop Floor to Top Floor
There are many variables that can drive an organization to investigate the viability of implementing a manufacturing execution system (MES). One of the more important things that can be overlooked in the effort to evaluate an MES plan is the value of a proof of concept strategy.
The two will collaborate on integrating their respective DCS and MES offerings, bringing together control and production workflow for pharmaceutical companies.
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While big trends drive dramatic technological changes, people are the key to channeling technology for maximum competitive advantage.
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