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Using Multi-Site Benchmarking to Improve Performance

By admin on Oct 3, 2019 5:45:37 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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Video Explains CAT Squared MES Benefits

By Kathy Barbeire on Dec 15, 2017 1:59:37 PM



Topics: plant floor optimization erp integration mom software plant-floor software supply chain software manufacturing software food manufacturing software continuous improvement software
3 min read

Get the Most out of Your ERP

By Kathy Barbeire on Aug 9, 2017 5:28:50 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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ERP? MES? MOM? Which is the Best Food Industry Software?

By Kathy Barbeire on Jul 10, 2017 12:43:51 PM

Information technology has changed the face of traditional manufacturing. Every day, there seems to be a new buzzword defining another software category to help you manage your company’s data. But which kind of software system is best for your company? What software system will give you the best ROI? Do you need an ERP or an MES? Can an ERP function as an MES? What’s the difference? And while we’re asking these questions, can someone please define some of these acronyms?

Topics: manufacturing wms software warehouse management system erp integration mom software plant-floor software mes software