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Key requirements for seamless quality processing – ERP to PLM to the shop floor

Seamless quality processing… So where are your seams? When you look at non-computer-aided quality processes, the seams are everywhere. Not only across systems and the functions they support – for exa……

How does quality management relate to LEAN?

Often companies have separate teams driving LEAN initiatives and Quality initiatives. These teams are often at odds, debating what the higher priorities are among what can seem like competing goals –……

From point solutions to value streams: accelerating innovation for Medical Device manufacturers

As the pace of innovation and competitive pressure accelerates in the Medical Device industry, we have seen many initiatives spawned and systems implemented to move manufacturing processes to a more ……

How does quality drive your productivity advantage?

When customers manufacture products with the desired quality and at the highest level of productivity, we refer to it as their “productivity advantage.” Historically, quality and productivity have be……

CompliantPro v8.8 is now available!

We are excited to announce the latest version of CompliantPro™ has been released. CompliantPro is a comprehensive compliance management solution to manage communication, monitoring and documentation ……

Medical Device innovation is accelerating. Why is manufacturing behind the pace?

The rate of innovation is accelerating. The complexity of medical devices, and the components of those devices, is increasing. It is fascinating that so often the manufacturing of those devices is st……

MES users face a critical choice – PLM or ERP

As leading manufacturers become digital manufacturing enterprises, their approach to architecting their systems – from enterprise planning and product design to shop-floor execution and control – hol……

What’s new in SIMATIC IT Preactor APS 2016

Are you ready for a system to support your planning and scheduling efforts? Check out SIMATIC IT Preactor APS 2016, a family of production planning and scheduling software products that improve the s……

SIMATIC IT UniCam Test Expert 11

We are excited to announce that version 11 of SIMATIC IT UniCam Test Expert is now available. Test Expert is a leading test programming and design-for-test (DFT) software application for electronics ……