Gruppo Campari Adopts Comprehensive Process Manufacturing Suite to Unify Global Operations

In a recent blog, we described Gruppo Campari’s (the world’s sixth largest company in the global brand beverage industry) adoption of an enterprise-wide specification management system, and its impac……

NOW AVAILABLE: SIMATIC IT Preactor APS 2016r3

We are excited to announce the latest version SIMATIC IT Preactor APS has been released! Version 2016r3 offers improved integration, reporting, and visualization.

SIMATIC IT Preactor sof……

Gruppo Campari Digitalizes Global Specification Management to Streamline Process Manufacturing

Gruppo Campari is the world’s sixth-largest company in the global brand beverage industry with over 50 premium and super-premium brands worldwide. With 26 acquisitions in the past two decades, the gr……

Controlling the 5Ms in Pursuit of Product Quality | Part 1 – Material

The more things change, the more they stay the same – translating a French proverb, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” Wiktionary interprets this, “Turbulent changes do not affect reality on……

Should Your MES be PLM-centric or ERP-centric?

The architecture of your manufacturing systems should be guided by your manufacturing process. Complex engineer-to-order processes, with multiple manufacturing orders coming from PLM, have different ……

Looking at Operational Excellence as a Value Stream

As we discussed in a previous blog, “From Point Solutions to Value Streams,” it’s time to look at the systems infrastructure of medical device manufacturers not as point solutions tackling particular……

Benefits of a Modern MES – 6 Key Requirements

Various manufacturing industries have different levels of MES adoption. For example, in the Semiconductor industry, almost every manufacturer has some type of MES deployed, and has for quite a while…….

The Impetus for Paperless Manufacturing

Manufacturers in virtually all industry sectors have been made less efficient by paper-based processes. The problem with paper is manifold:

From a documentation perspective,the opportunity f……

Why MES for emerging Medical Device manufacturers

There’s a common belief that manufacturers need to have attained a certain scale before considering investing in technology like MES, but an increasing trend among emerging medical-device companies i……