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Learn how our real-time manufacturing intelligence solutions can help your company grow and prosper by reducing waste, improving yields and increasing profits. Sign up for a live webinar or view previously recorded sessions from the comfort of your office.
Join us as Dr. Tatiana Lorca discusses the Global Food Safety Initiative and how their benchmark and recognition process drives improvement and cost efficiency. You'll Learn: What is the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)? How the benchmark and recognition process drives improvement and cost efficiency across the food supply chain How the GFSI requirements incorporate the principles...
The recent MESA study Performance Improvement and Metrics Practices highlighted the superior business performance by companies who actively leverage Manufacturing Intelligence (MI). On May 31, the study’s author, Ted Bobkowski, will reveal how forward-thinking manufacturers can prepare themselves to incorporate these gains into their own companies. Mr. Bobkowski will discuss: The use of...
Superior supply chain and enterprise management depends on clean and complete data. This impacts both the customer and vendor sides and directly impacts the overall value chain and ROI. Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) provides critical infrastructure for supply chain and enterprise management. Mark Gavoor will discuss how high performing manufacturers incorporate MI and the elements of...
Global competitiveness requires increasing manufacturing agility while maintaining quality, production performance and on-time shipments.  To meet these needs market leading companies incorporate ISA-95 Maturity Models as a core strategy to improve agility. The strategy depends on manufacturing intelligence solutions to deliver role specific reporting to support decision making and enable...
Drawing on his years of experience implementing multi-plant systems for Kroger, Briggs & Stratton and other leading manufacturers,  Palmer Consulting Principal Bill Palmer will discuss how the core practices of process management and analytics in operations mature to become key elements of enterprise management and illustrate the most effective strategies to develop operational...
No capable manufacturer would dream of running a company without an integrated accounting system that enables everyone in the company to work from the same sheet. And yet, many manufacturers still do not use standardized real-time process based analytics to distribute important decision support information to everyone and support effective stakeholder collaboration. How can manufacturers develop...
Process Historians, LIMS, QIS and MES – all systems that go into managing a manufacturing plant. Most often these were designed and installed as discrete projects and not as part of a comprehensive plan. But today’s corporate goals and supply chain requirements demand integrated Manufacturing Operations Management. Making the move to state-of-the-art operations management requires an accepted...
How can a company become a superior performer? John Jackiw will discuss the optimal strategies to identify and organize the right metrics and use the right analytics to produce the actionable information needed for best-in-class performance. As recent MESA studies show, the best performing companies most aggressively use manufacturing process metrics to guide decision making. Informed...
Dow Chemical had a Very Big Data Problem – they collected huge amounts of process data in many databases at many locations but were limited in how they could use it to produce actionable information to improve operations, drive down costs and increase efficiencies. How could they increase the operational value of all that data? Dr. Lloyd Colegrove, Director of Fundamental Problem Solving, will...
NWA webinars have explored the software and systems infrastructure needed for successful Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence. The next focus is the skill sets and culture to be developed to realize the value in EMI. What can be learned from the parallel discipline of Business Analytics that can be applied to increasing the EMI role in corporate management?  Comparing and contrasting...

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