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Supporting Manufacturing Automation Goals by Aligning MOM Technology

By Kathy Barbeire on Jan 25, 2021 5:17:43 PM

The 2020 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies among manufacturers. In the wake of lockdowns and social distancing measures, manufacturers are vulnerable to their dependence on manual labor, and this vulnerability is driving them to look at automation. The Manufacturing Operations Management Institute (MOMi) has released the MOM Solution Guide 2020 as a resource for manufacturers looking for technology vendors with solutions aligned to their industry. The 475-page Guide tracks trends in the MES/MOM industry (Manufacturing Execution Systems / Manufacturing Operations Management). This year, the report included feedback from MES suppliers from around the world who submitted data on 43 MES products, their services, technologies, quality, and industry focus.

Topics: plant floor optimization manufacturing software process alignment mom software mes software continuous improvement software manufacturing execution system manufacturing operations management software improving manufacturing performance
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REGISTER NOW for User Summit 2021

By Kathy Barbeire on Jan 25, 2021 4:57:56 PM

The CAT Squared User Summit is designed to add value to food production operations by sharing best practices in the industry for adopting new technology to manufacturing processes.

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Topics: Traceability technology warehouse management software plant-floor software supply chain software food quality software food manufacturing AI continuous improvement software manufacturing operations management software
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TacticalOps: Planning & Optimization Software for Food Manufacturers

By Kathy Barbeire on Jan 7, 2020 2:26:31 PM

CAT Squared has partnered with UniSoma to disrupt the food-processing software industry with the launch of TacticalOps, our planning & optimization tool designed for food manufacturers. This exciting planning & optimization tool empowers food manufacturers with the ability to capture and manage real-time data from the plant floor and, using prescriptive analytics, peer into the future to make better decisions. UniSoma’s previous successes implementing planning and optimization tools based on predictive and prescriptive analytics yielded increased production efficiencies and improvements in planning accuracy. JBS reported an increase in the contribution margin of over 20% due to the use of UniSoma’s Meat Chain Optimizer. In another example, BRF reported $50 million in savings over a three-year period.

Topics: food manufacturing AI continuous improvement software production optimization meat chain optimization production planning software optimize product mix
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Using Multi-Site Benchmarking to Improve Performance

By admin on Oct 3, 2019 3:45:37 PM

In the following article, Jesús Membreño (poultry group MES lead at Cargill) shares his knowledge gained during a multi-site implementation of the CAT2 MES (Manufacturing Execution System) for Cargill Central America. The implementation included integration into plant-floor hardware as well as the company’s ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) to maximize data management capabilities by harnessing the power of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things). By using the multi-plant benchmarking process, Cargill creates meaningful, shareable knowledge from many terabytes of data.

Topics: continuous improvement real-time spc data erp integration production and inventory reports food manufacturing AI continuous improvement software manufacturing operations management software executive dashboards improving manufacturing performance multi-site benchmarking
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Cargill Meats Thailand Promotes New Technology Adoption

By Kathy Barbeire on Mar 23, 2018 1:03:19 PM

On March 20, Cargill Thailand hosted CMT / CAT Squared Modernization Day, a technology event promoting to their employees the work Cargill Meats Thailand is doing with CAT Squared and SAP. CAT Squared specializes in developing MES (manufacturing executions systems) that manages a company’s plant floor and interfaces production data into ERP systems like SAP ERP.

Topics: technology adoption food manufacturing software continuous improvement software
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Video Explains CAT Squared MES Benefits

By Kathy Barbeire on Dec 15, 2017 10:59:37 AM

 

 

Topics: plant floor optimization erp integration mom software plant-floor software supply chain software manufacturing software food manufacturing software continuous improvement software
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Get the Most out of Your ERP

By Kathy Barbeire on Aug 9, 2017 3:28:50 PM

In last month's feature, we discussed various categories of data-management software systems used in manufacturing. This month, we’ll continue this conversation by more deeply defining the difference between ERP systems and MOM / MES systems and discussing how ERP integration with MES systems empowers manufacturers with real-time business intelligence to make better decisions.

Topics: manufacturing automation manufacturing software process alignment process mapping manufacturing technology erp integration plant-floor software mes software food manufacturing automation real-time data continuous improvement software manufacturing execution system
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Partnership Delivers Prescriptive Analytics to Food Manufacturers

By Kathy Barbeire on May 18, 2017 12:51:17 PM

CAT Squared is proud to announce a new partnership with  AIMMS, an award-winning vendor of Prescriptive Analytics software, and UniSoma, a leading provider of Advanced Planning solutions. The partnership will enable AIMMS, UniSoma and CAT Squared to provision prescriptive analytics applications for food processing and production companies.

Topics: planning software continuous improvement production planning prescriptive analytics production and inventory reports manufacturing software food manufacturing automation food manufacturing AI production scheduling real-time data food manufacturing software continuous improvement software
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Turkey Demand Project to Boost Consumption

By admin on Mar 3, 2017 10:34:56 AM

One of the hot topics at February's annual meeting of the National Turkey Federation (NTF) was the Turkey Demand Project. In 2015, U.S. consumption of turkey was 16.0 pounds per person. NTF’s goal is to increase per-person turkey consumption to 20 pounds by 2020.

Topics: continuous improvement software manufacturing execution system manufacturing operations management software consumer demand National Turkey Federation News