Monthly Archives: April 2017

Yes, Factories Can Be Made Safer With Information Systems!

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By Sanjeev Gupta Thirty years back, if someone was to walk up to my dad, and say “You know what, computers can make your factory a safer place”, my father would have probably laughed and gave him this anecdote- that safety is not achieved through some computer thing, its achieved through careful assessment of risks, constant monitoring of the workplace, training of workers and using proper PPE and guards. I guess, he would have been right to say it then, but, times change and old ways surely become obsolete. Today, IT systems can not only make factories much safer, it … Continue reading

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You Can Be The Leader, Think Excellence And Achieve It Now!

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By Vivek Bhachawat What makes an Organization a Leader, is it better management, better machines, better leadership, better resources, better technology? What exactly does a company do better than others to become a leader? Well, all the above mentioned factors play a vital role in any organization’s success, especially its leadership and employees, but that’s not all. Organizations that become leaders have one factor in common above all others; this is their unrelenting and uncompromising pursuit of Excellence, this pursuit of excellence keeps them alert, keeps the hungry for success and drives them to outperform themselves every single day. The … Continue reading

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Reach The Pinnacle Of Productivity and Profitability, Apply MES!

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What is profitability? Is it just making more and more money? Is it the blind pursuit of profit where no attention should be paid to the means of achieving it? The views on profitability might differ drastically depending on many socio-economic factors, what is important is that we realize why profitability is perceived differently around the world and what should be the true meaning of profitability in today’s economic environment. Profitability is perceived and pursued differently in different regions of the world and this difference arises due to the country’s economic maturity and the society’s general beliefs and its perception … Continue reading

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Is Handling The Work In Progress A Problem Area For You Too?

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By Vivek Bhachawat 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, … Continue reading

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