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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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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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Improving Quality Control with Real-Time SPC

By Kathy Barbeire on Aug 7, 2017 11:26:39 AM

In July, CAT Squared released an update to their SPC software that empowers plant-floor operators with real-time SPC trending data and charts. Production staff can now make adjustments to their plant-floor processes and immediately see how those adjustments impact the quality of the product.

Topics: plant floor optimization continuous improvement statistical process control real-time spc data plant-floor software food manufacturing software executive dashboards
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ABC Costing Case Study for Food Manufacturers

By Kathy Barbeire on Apr 6, 2017 3:38:30 PM

To maximize profitability, companies must have a firm grasp of what it costs to manufacture and process each product. This becomes increasingly challenging for large companies with thousands of employees and long supply chains or multiple manufacturing plants. This study demonstrates a return on investment of less than just a few months of full integration of CAT Squared's costing system.

Topics: plant floor optimization food processing continuous improvement manufacturing software process alignment plant-floor software mes software food manufacturing software ABC Costing System Activity-Based Costing Software
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5 Benefits of Installing Executive Dashboards

By Kathy Barbeire on Mar 3, 2017 5:47:36 PM

What is an Executive Dashboard?

An Executive Dashboard is a visual representation of a company’s key performance indicators, giving executives a quick overview of their company’s performance metrics in real-time.
Topics: plant floor optimization continuous improvement real-time data executive dashboards