The more understanding an operator has about his impact on the process and, ultimately, the performance of the line, shift, and plant, the more likely the operator is to make better decisions.
Though batch execution is sometimes seen as inferior to manufacturing execution, one could argue that the ISA-88 batch standard is the rich uncle rather than the poor relation of ISA-95.
At GE, we believe HMI/SCADA software should do more than monitor machines; it should support your decisions. We also believe that high value innovation shouldn’t come with a high cost.
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Nomacorc, which makes synthetic wine closures, updated its manufacturing software to help improve business intelligence and operator performance.
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.
Inductive Automation rolls out a new version of Ignition software with enhanced reporting and enterprise administrative tools. Plus, the company charts a course to further support analytics, the Internet of Things and its customers.
As the manufacturing industry adapts to technological and economic change, the role of manufacturing execution systems must change with it. Two factors currently influencing MES applications are mobility and the influx of a new workforce.
GlaxoSmithKline has selected Siemens as a strategic partner providing technology for manufacturing and R&D sites worldwide.
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