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Is the Cloud a Wise Choice in Developing Countries?

Even manufacturers that are embracing public cloud-based ERP and MES applications are thinking twice before rolling out the technology in some global locations. Why? The unpredictability of basic infrastructure such as electricity and Internet access stil…
Even manufacturers that are embracing public cloud-based ERP and MES applications are thinking twice before rolling out the technology in some global locations. Why? The unpredict… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/cloud-wise-choice-developing-countries/

Sir James Dyson, Nalco Co., and Chirch Global Manufacturing Win Top ML100 Awards

PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized last night with top honors in the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 …
PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized l… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/sir-james-dyson-nalco-co-and-chirch-global-manufacturing-win/

People Make the Difference: Optimize Your Workforce

Manufacturers are increasingly recognizing the enormous impact that their people can have on efficiency and growth, and are launching initiatives to optimize their workforce. By Pierfrancesco Manenti
Manufacturers are increasingly recognizing the enormous impact that their people can have on efficiency and growth, and are launching initiatives to optimize their workforce. B… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/people-make-difference-optimize-your-workforce/

Must MES Be Mobile?

We are starting to see more ways to turn a manufacturing execution system into a mobile application.
We are starting to see more ways to turn a manufacturing execution system into a mobile application. Wondering if MES vendors will make mobility a capability in future ver… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/must-mes-be-mobile/

There's A Mobile App for That

I'm noticing that MES and PLM vendors are extending their solutions out to mobile devices-- specifically, the iPad and iPhone.
I'm noticing that MES and PLM vendors are extending their solutions out to mobile devices-- specifically, the iPad and iPhone. Should every enterprise application roll out a versi… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/theres-mobile-app/

How Do You Transfer Process Knowledge to Offshore Plants?

As the economy in the US and other developed markets continues to sputter, manufacturers increasingly look to China, South America, and other expanding economies for growth opportunities.
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/how-do-you-transfer-process-knowledge-offshore-plants/

ERP Is Dead. Long Live the New ERP

Traditional ERP is no longer enough to support today’s global manufacturing businesses. What’s needed now is a new Operational ERP that better supports customer needs. By Pierfrancesco Manenti
Traditional ERP is no longer enough to support today’s global manufacturing businesses. What’s needed now is a new Operational ERP that better supports customer needs.… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/erp-dead-long-live-new-erp/

Plant-Floor Security Must Be Taken Seriously

Disruptive malware, interconnected production systems, wireless applications, and new, networked devices all make the plant floor potentially more vulnerable to cyber-threats.
Disruptive malware, interconnected production systems, wireless applications, and new, networked devices all make the plant floor potentially more vulnerable to cyber-threats. Th… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/plant-floor-security-must-be-taken-seriously/

MES in the Cloud: Is it Time?

Recently I attended PowerPlex, a customer conference put on by Plex Systems Inc., a pioneering provider of cloud-based ERP software.
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/mes-cloud-it-time/

Shift Into Growth Mode

As the economy continues its uneven recovery, are manufacturers beginning to invest in new technologies and processes in anticipation of growth?
As the economy continues its uneven recovery, are manufacturers beginning to invest in new technologies and processes in anticipation of growth? Or are most continuing to hold off… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/shift-growth-mode/

Are Competing MES Approaches Delaying Efficiency Gains?

Looks like it’s going to be boom time for Manufacturing Execution Systems over the next few years as companies strive to improve operational efficiency, manufacturing flexibility and slash energy consumption after the recession.
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/are-competing-mes-approaches-delaying-efficiency-gains/

Next Stop PLM: Is MES Taking Over The Enterprise?

For years the main focus of MES has been upward integration through an ERP to the higher levels of an enterprise, allowing essential plant floor production information to be analyzed, packaged and exchanged with decision makers and finance execs to help r…
For years the main focus of MES has been upward integration through an ERP to the higher levels of an enterprise, allowing essential plant floor production information to be analy… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/next-stop-plm-mes-taking-over-enterprise/

Do you have enough MES knowledge to make it work?

There’s clearly still a dire lack of awareness and competency in delivering successful Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) technologies.
There’s clearly still a dire lack of awareness and competency in delivering successful Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) te… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/do-you-have-enough-mes-knowledge-make-it-work/

Dialogue: Roche Boosts IT Vitality

Founded in 1896 by Swiss pharmacist Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, the Roche Group still pursues his original goal of developing innovative drugs of uniform quality and distributing them internationally. Now Europe’s leading healthcare company and the world’s l…
Founded in 1896 by Swiss pharmacist Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, the Roche Group still pursues his original goal of developing innovative drugs of uniform quality and distributing the… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-roche-boosts-it-vitality/

Digital Factory a Step at a Time

News flash: That cutting-edge concept called “the digital factory” is not so new. Companies such as Zollner Electronics Inc., Kensey Nash, and General Motors have been simulating plant operations and digitizing design data for 10 years now. In the old…
News flash: That cutting-edge concept  called “the digital factory” is not so new. Companies such as Zollner  Electronics Inc., Kensey Nash, and General Moto… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/digital-factory-step-time/

Dialogue: Ericsson’s Open Voice

Ericsson has been making or servicing telecom equipment since 1876, when 30-year-old Lars Magnus Ericsson started repairing telegraph gear.Today, the $26.3 billion Swedish company is the world’s leading wireless telecom supplier. But rapid industry change…
Ericsson has been making or servicing telecom equipment since 1876, when 30-year-old Lars Magnus Ericsson started repairing telegraph gear.Today, the $26.3 billion Swedish company… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-ericssons-open-voice/

Global Manufacturing: Because It’s Worth It

With a worldwide reputation for cosmetics that rejuvenate, France’s L’Oréal is setting an innovative example to global manufacturers on how to re-invigorate global manufacturing by applying a transformational foundation of cultural and technological chang…
With a worldwide reputation for cosmetics that rejuvenate, France’s L’Oréal is setting an innovative example to global manufacturers on how to re-invigorate glo… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-manufacturing-because-its-worth-it/

Faster Global MES Deployments

Historically, MES deployments have been long, painful affairs, often taking a year or longer per plant for each “Go-Live.”
Historically, MES deployments have been long, painful affairs, often  taking a year or longer per plant for each “Go-Live.” In today’s  economic and fi… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/faster-global-mes-deployments/

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