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Using EAM vs. MES for plant maintenance

Using EAM vs. MES for plant maintenance

During my professional career, I have worked with two different types of software applications for plant maintenance. My first experience was with Enterprise Asset Management systems.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Andea Delivering MES Services to Bombardier

Andea Delivering MES Services to Bombardier

With more than 34,100 employees and a leadership position in global markets, Bombardier Aerospace designs, manufactures and supports innovative aviation products for the business, commercial, speci...

Monday, November 9, 2015
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A day in the life of a MES consultant (part 2)

A day in the life of a MES consultant (part 2)

This post is a part of a series that presents common challenges faced when implementing and maintaining an MES system. MES consultants share their own MES war stories with you.

Monday, February 2, 2015
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5 things I learned in the first year at a startup

5 things I learned in the first year at a startup

It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since we started our journey. And so, I thought that this would be a good time for me to share what I have learned so far from our startup, bot...

Monday, January 5, 2015
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A day in the life of an MES consultant

A day in the life of an MES consultant

This post is a part of a series that presents common challenges faced when implementing and maintaining an MES system. MES consultants share their own MES war stories with you.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Is this the time to replace a custom MES with a commercial package?

Is this the time to replace a custom MES with a commercial package?

I have been selling MES systems for almost a decade now. When I first entered the industry, MES systems were typically sold as MES applications. These applications offered out-of-the box functional...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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The benefits of implementing electronic work instructions in MES

The benefits of implementing electronic work instructions in MES

Work Instruction is a document that describes in detail the steps that need to be taken in order to complete a specific task. They can be made available as printed or electronic documents. Nowadays...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Component traceability and accuracy in different consumption modes – part 2

Component traceability and accuracy in different consumption modes – part 2

As explained in Part 1 of this blog, there are pros and cons of direct issue and backflush consumption methods supported by ERP systems. Accuracy of component traceability and inventory levels are ...

Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Component traceability and accuracy in different consumption modes – Part 1

Component traceability and accuracy in different consumption modes – Part 1

Manufacturers often struggle when balancing between how much detailed traceability data they need and the cost of collecting that data. In particular, inventory consumption and genealogy data can b...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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