This post was supposed to be about why the SMLC initiatives might deliver a step change in manufacturing productivity when past efforts have fallen short but that will have to wait until the next post.
In my previous post I suggested that manufacturing might be at a point where we can make a step-change in productivity. Unlike the past 20-25 years where it seems we have struggled with the integration of process control and business systems and deriving value from that integration recent advances in...
This just in. Charlie Gifford, author of the Hitchhiking Through Manufacturing blog right here on CG, is teaching the the MES/MOM Methodology Certificate of Competency (CoC) Program as part of the MESA Global Education Program (GEP). The course will be held in mid May in Boston. For details, go here.
I received yesterday a review copy of Bianca Scholten's latest book: MES Guide for Executives: Why and How to Select, Implement, and Maintain a Manufacturing Execution System. It is published by ISA Press. I'm going to read it over the weekend and I'll let you know what I think.
Adoption Standards Is Key in Business and Control System Integration. “There are people,” began Dave Emerson, principal systems architect for Yokogawa Corp. of America, “who believe that a non-standard approach to integration allows them to continue to differentiate themselves in the market. They are wrong.