Digitization

A range of technologies have changed the industrial landscape. Companies that can successfully manage those technologies will also change the way they manage their supply chain. My last three articles analyzed the relationship between digitalization and the manufacturing execution system (MES), considering MES as a key component of any digitalization initiative. At the time, I touched only briefly on the impact MES has on the supply...

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If machine builders are not incorporating an Industrial Internet of Things solution into their systems, they’re missing out on an opportunity to grow their businesses with additional services for their customers. My husband works for a company that makes machines used for milk, beer and wine production. His customers are usually small businesses, where sometimes the only worker is the owner himself. Since he works in electrical...

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With 22 years of experience in the creation of software for manufacturing, production management and supply chain optimization, Autoware, a system integration company headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, has launched Autoware Digital, located in Austin, Texas. Autoware Digital is a digital System Integrator, focused on helping clients develop transformative business models in response to an increasingly interconnected and digitalized industrial market. Since 1996, Autoware has been improving business...

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Following on from a debate about manufacturing execution systems and how they relate to your digital initiatives, this third and final part of the series brings Industry 4.0 into the discussion. In Italy we say, “There’s no two without three!” So here is the third and last part of my thoughts on the relationship between a manufacturing execution system (MES) and digitalization. It began as a...

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