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The supply chain organizations of today’s manufacturers are under constant pressure to find opportunities to drive efficiency, productivity and speed to market. At the same time, they are struggling with the proliferation of products driven by competition, consumer preference, regulatory requirements, specific production facility capabilities, quality and...
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AmeriPak Upgrades Software to Sync with CPG Brands

AmeriPak has adopted production management software from Toronto-based Nulogy.
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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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Automation at Nestle Brings Back Baby Food Line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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Why Agile Operations Are Key

See how increased operational agility is helping manufacturers achieve operational excellence.
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Factivity: MES Software

Gantt chart viewing is now included in the company's Shop Floor Module.
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How Embedded Vision Can Improve Inspection and Inventory Tracking
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How Embedded Vision Can Improve Inspection and Inventory Tracking

From providing new methods of improving product tracking to eliminating the bottlenecks often encountered with visual inspection, embedded vision technologies are poised to change the game in many cor
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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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Top MOM Software Trends for 2014

With new signs of activity in manufacturing operations management software solutions, here are some key technology predictions for the coming year.
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New interface tool tightly integrates robots and packaging machines

Generally speaking, when a robot made by a robotic OEM is integrated into a piece of packaging machinery like a case packer or cartoner, the robot comes with its own controller while the packaging mac
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Process Technology and Engineering Trends

From project execution, total cost of ownership, and lifecycle support issues to field device and systems integration and increased focus on software, Yokogawa executives discuss specific user trends
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Four IT Standards You Should Understand

Imagine a world without electrical standards, such as 110 V at 60 Hz, or 220 V at 50 Hz, or a world where every phone had a different type of connection and required a different type of switchboard.
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How to Avoid Mistakes with Control System Remote Access

As more operations aspects are tied to Ethernet networks and, therefore, are open to Internetbased access, the potential for greater collaborative operation and a freer work environment increases.
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Seven Key Advantages of Skid-Based Equipment

Skid-based systems have many advantages in today’s manufacturing environment.
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Combining OEE and Automation for Improved Performance

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a metric designed to evaluate how efficient a production operation truly is based on the real-world availability of the equipment used.
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Six Tips for Complying with Food Safety Requirements

Automation can improve compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Automation as a Means of Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act

With FDA food safety requirements and inspections on the rise in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act deployment, the first question for most people involved in the food industry is: Who do
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Start with Recipes to Program CIP Controls

Use the recipe-based approach for programming CIP control systems
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Seven Ways to Improve Clean-in-Place-Systems

There are many ways to increase the efficiency and reduce cost and waste in clean-in-place systems.
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Five Tips for Better Batch Processing

Software and support are critical aspects in achieving efficient batch processing:
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Eight Best Batch Software Practices

There are many variations of batch processing software on the market, all of them more or less complying with the ISA S88 batch process model.
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