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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.
World class supply chain management (SCM) reduces barriers between suppliers, manufacturers and customers to create a seamless supply chain involving all operational units. Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) is fundamental to meeting that goal. The primary SCM mission is to move the highest quality goods through the supply chain as quickly and accurately as possible. Each unit needs to...
Implementing enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) and manufacturing-management systems requires a total system approach which combines the technology with the development of the organization’s people skills. It is common in successful implementations for the effort to be divided between one part technical and system issues and two parts organization and people issues. Rob Bansek, Business...
The analysts and the marketplace agree if your company is going to prosper you must incorporate Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) into your management practices. How does a manufacturer build the foundation for successful EMI? Not only do you need to identify the elements of data collection and management which support EMI, but also to recruit and involve all the stakeholders....
Listen in as Deborah Kacera, Industry Solutions Director for Pilgrim Software, addressed how  the process requirements of the GFSI schemes yields analytics that foster growth and compliance while supporting, including:  Management Reviews Supplier Performance Inputs and Ratings Decision-making based on predictive, actionable intelligence Feedback into your Food Product Design...
Major food retailers require food processors to certify their food-safety-management systems under Global Food Safety Initiative recognized audits. This has, in turn, led food processors to make additional demands of their supply chain, including packaging vendors, to demonstrate viable audited HACCP programs. Meeting the customer’s food-safety-audit requirements gives packaging suppliers a...
Consumer, commercial and regulatory concerns require an effective track and trace system for all food products. David Miller, President, Operations Technologies, presented an overall view of the requirements and solutions for food packaging traceability. Supply-chain traceability links the physical flow of products with the flow of information about them. All items must be uniquely identified...
Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) is a widely recognized Key Performance Indicator (KPI) that provides a high level indication of operational performance.  OEE incorporates measures of machine or system availability, throughput and quality into a KPI that can be monitored for alarming and analyzed with process based analytics such as SPC. Wendy Armel and Dan Engelhard of Stone Technologies...
Whether you are producing cooking oil, baby oil or motor oil, one matter is constant, if you are trying to implement a quality system, you are competing with other projects for finite corporate resources. One of the most effective ways to compete for those resources and demonstrate project success is to be able to quantitatively demonstrate Return On Investment (ROI). Louis Halvorsen, CTO,...
Real-time process assessment and informed decision making require the same solid foundation of good database setup and maintenance. NWA presents a two part webinar series that explains how to set up and maintain your databases and data-collection systems to support enterprise-wide manufacturing intelligence and more successful management decision making. Webinar 1 - Organizing Data to Enable...
Part 2 of the “Factors for Manufacturing Analytics Success” webinar series examines the underlying system and user interface design for successful data collection. The webinar will explain how to define the process and identify the information flows for each operation. This includes how to conduct a value stream analysis to understand how waste streams and process variances impact quality....

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