Manufacturing 2020

Why is manufacturing growing in Western and Eastern Europe and not in the U.S.

A study by AMR in Q4 2007 compared the percentage of manufacturing revunue for each continent for 2007 and 2012. As expected, it showed that the North American dropping form 83% to 62%, and Asia increasing from 11% to 28%.

The first annual Manufacturing IT Forum brings great content, no attendance

Lask week on May 20-21 in Cleveland, I spoke at the first annual Manufacturing IT Forum hosted by ISA. Overall, the content and form was excellent, but the attendance was small. The forum was a series of panels hosted by representitives of the five top magazine in the manufacturing operations...

Setting Up the Manufacturing/IT Project to Fail

Hello All, Be nice to your mother and wife today. I am going to discuss how end users are setting themself up for failure or delayed success in implementing manufacturing operations management systems. It starts by not recognizing and realizing that a plant's capacity should not be based on head...

Time to Wrestle, Not Dance Around the Need for a MOM Implementation Standard

"The art of life is more like the wrestler's art than the dancer's." The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (reigned from 161 AD to 180 AD) was perhaps the only true philosopher-king in the history of the world. He formulated his pantheist Stoic beliefs with a passionate religious conviction.

TRULY Revolutionary Product Reviewed at Austin 95 Meeting.

So while I was participating in the ISA-95 in Austin virtually from Idaho, IBM presented a short overview (attached) of itsr new product, Reference Semantic Model. RSM provides the first comprehensive set of MOM standards templates for IBM's (and others) new manufacturing services bus products.

No End user comments at the AUSTIN 95 MTG

Hello All, Again, I am getting lost in the high demand for systems and methods for implementing MOM systems and methods by companies to transform their production capability from Make-to-Stock paper-based manufacturing to the 21st Century "TO BE" adaptive manufacturing form. I need to provide this blog more time.

Industrial Business Process Management?

As manufacturing companies transform their linear, primarily continental supply chain of the 20th century to a "necessary to complete" globally distributed supply networks and exchanges, they are realizing that their IT infrastructure must change. Most companies have isolated systems for each department with hard-coded interfaces between the applications to support...

Who is MOM or MES sold to?

Many vendors and integrators ask me who should be targeted in a manufacturering company and how to sell MOM or MES solutions. You can target heads of manufacturing (production director, operations director, etc), middle ‘manufacturing’ management (production/manufacturing/engineering managers), financial directors or the executive level.

MOM/MES has double digit growth, WBF does not

Hello All and Good Day, So last week the usual industry protagonists and innovators attended; BUT the number was less than 150. WHY, WHY WHY are 500 people not at this conference? This conference, year to year, has better content than any analyst, vendor or standards conference. Please tell me.

How Do We Solve the Manpower Problem?

Hello All, Sorry for long pause. I was on a wonderful vacation with my family for spring break. I am currently at the WBF Conference in Philadelphia. Tonight was the Process Automation Hall of Fame Dinner. One of new members was Vernon Trevathan.