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Empowering the Planner

“Not knowing that it was impossible, he went there and did it.” This adaptation of a great quote from the French thinker Jean Cocteau still seems to be the only modus operandi for companies large and……

Why manufacturing digitalization is changing everything in MedTech

It’s impossible to exaggerate how profoundly the digital revolution has already impacted our lives, from banking, shipping, home-buying to the way we communicate, get news, and perform our work. Digi……

ERP – Making the Investment Work using APS

The materials war has been won (via MRP and/or Kanban control), the capacity war has just started. Companies with a high cost of raw materials and/or high value of end products are trying to move tow……

The Leanest Lean You Have Ever Seen

Lean manufacturing represents a cultural change at all levels of a company. Its prime objective is to eliminate waste, whatever form that takes. The most obvious examples in the production area might……

Crossing the Chasm from ERP to APS

Today we well know that, with few exceptions, ERP systems assume adequate resources are available when required, i.e. resources have infinite capacity. ERP systems have a BOM exploder and inventory c……

APS: A key element to digital transformation

From strategic planning to detailed scheduling, Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) is essential for anticipating manufacturing resource needs; orchestrating efficient use of material, people, a……

SIMATIC IT R&D Suite 7.5 is now available

We are excited to announce the latest version of the SIMATIC IT R&D Suite has been released!

Version 7.5 is now available. SIMATIC IT R&D Suite represents a major technological evo……

A Crystal Ball for the Supply Chain: Bringing Current and Future Capacity into the Delivery Equation

In companies all over the world there is a trend that seems to be common. Competition is increasing both from the company’s traditional competitors and from new entrants to the market place, often fr……

EVENT HIGHLIGHT – Realize LIVE Special Session on Streamlining CSV with the FDA

Join us at a special session of Realize LIVE to learn how to reduce costs and simplify the task of documenting Computer Software Verification (CSV).
In this session, you will learn about several ……