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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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How Do You Know If You Can Trust Your Data?

By Kathy Barbeire on Jun 22, 2017 3:47:45 PM

There's serious money at stake if weights and measures are off, even by a little. During a previous implementation, we found that one of our customers was averaging four ounces of giveaway per case of product. On one of their top-selling items, they were giving away $2 per box and were producing thousands of overweight cases each day. This discovery was possible through a combination of our FSQM software and properly calibrated weighing systems that run off our scale interface software. But how can you trust that this data is accurate?

Topics: real-time data food manufacturing software manufacturing execution system ntep certified system weigh and label system
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Partnership Delivers Prescriptive Analytics to Food Manufacturers

By Kathy Barbeire on May 18, 2017 2:51:17 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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5 Benefits of Installing Executive Dashboards

By Kathy Barbeire on Mar 3, 2017 8:47:36 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
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How plant-floor Scoreboards  Improve manufacturing Yields

By admin on Jan 6, 2016 2:38:53 PM

Peco Foods Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala., is a privately-held, family-managed company known for its high-quality poultry products. In fact, its family-style business and management practices help to employ many hard-working Americans in the southern United States.

Topics: continuous improvement real-time data plant-floor scoreboards