Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Role Of The Almighty C-Suite In Driving The MES Implementation!

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Top Management plays an important role in any business decision, especially when leveraging information and benefits derived from it is concerned. Every manufacturing organization, which relies on selling goods to either consumers or B2B needs to realize the importance of process data and how it impacts the bottom line. The CEO’s, COO’s and CIO’s of the world need to take into consideration the huge value which lies dormant in their internal process, whilst they set targets of gaining business advantage by targeting external data and analytics. Every manufacturing process, especially those with higher degree of automation, are potential gold mines … Continue reading

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If Managing The WIP Is An Issue For You, Read This Blog!

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My experience with production lines has taught me that managing the WIP or Work In Progress, is considered a difficult task, more so because of the inability to track it, than any thing else. Operations Managers often complaint of many issues, such as, being unable to track the material, the shifting of bottlenecks, higher machine downtime, higher cycle time, higher material consumption and the list can go on and on. The reason why some of these issues exist or are perceived to exist is because of the inability to properly track the material on the production line, the inability to … Continue reading

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The Ladder Of Process Excellence In Manufacturing & The Role Of MES In It!

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I believe that the pursuit of process excellence is quite a complex and in most cases a very unique endeavor, however the way in which it is approached can be simplified. Process excellence in manufacturing is greatly influenced by the level of knowledge the plant/factory possesses, pertaining to the way in which the process works and the way in which seemingly separate and independent activities eventually add to the value of the end product. Today, I am going to present a simple three step ladder for achieving world-class levels of process performance and the role IT applications can play in … Continue reading

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Best-In-Class Operations Demand Real-Time Information Delivery, Via MES

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Every Top Boss of every Organization of the world strives to make his/her organization the best in its class. If you read the Vision or Mission statement of any organization in the world this desire to be the best and even better, will become very evident. Irrespective of the line of business every company strives to be labeled the best in business, today we will talk about achieving this dream and making it a reality for manufacturing organizations, for whom their factories/plants are the main source of revenue. To become the Best-In-Class operation, you need to realize that there is … Continue reading

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How Well Equipped Is Your FAB for a Lean Or TQM Implementation?

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TQM, Lean, Lean-Six-Sigma and Six Sigma are various theories of Operations Management or management on the whole that are helping organizations become more efficient and profitable around the world. I believe that these theories or management philosophies have a lot in common and should be pursued in spirit and in action. We should try and understand the end goal of these theories rather than trying to implement them blindly without proper consideration. These theories should be treated more like guidelines rather than a set of rules or do’s and don’ts. What all these theories tend to stress on is the … Continue reading

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