Tag Archives: manufacturing execution systems

Have MES Come of Age?

Have we learned enough to succeed consistently? It’s the age-old question for manufacturing execution systems and operations management systems (MES/MOM). The technology is mature enough, but the practices for selecting, implementing, adopting and sustaining them… well that’s still an outstanding question. Tomorrow I have the good fortune to moderate a MESA International webcast where Rick […]

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Sustain Operational Excellence with Software

Every manufacturer wants to maximize profits. This means you need to have low costs and capacity and available capability to generate revenue. To do that, managers and their teams need to know what they can do in theory and what they are doing in practice, to see where there might be a gap. This foundation […]

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Clock is Ticking for Semiconductor Companies’ Legacy MES

The pioneers always get arrows in their backs. Semiconductor companies were the pioneers on which I built my early career as an industry analyst studying manufacturing execution systems (MES).  However, I don’t feel they’ve moved the same direction I have. Galloping along at the speed of Moore’s Law, it’s somewhat surprising that the semiconductor companies […]

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MESA at Invensys Wonderware and Avantis User Group

I had my first opportunity to represent MESA in my new role as Outreach Director last week at the Invensys Avantis – Wonderware Tech Support Symposium in Anaheim CA.  It is a privilege to represent the association that I’ve been working with for 20 years, particularly at a time when MESA is making some major […]

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