MES – Manufacturing Execution System

What is MES Manufacturing Execution System is a collaboration between manufacturing planning (MRP) and the way the plant floor is organized. If we compare manufacturing to the nervous system, then MRP can be seen as the brain and MES  as the nerves. Without MES, the hands do not know what the brain wants and the […]

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Barcodes: From Chaos to Tracking

Almost 70 years ago, Joseph Woodland, a young graduate student at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, invented a way to speed up the check-out process in stores by automating transactions.

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Practical Production Planning

In one of our previous posts, we have already talked about what kind of information goes into production planning (you can find it here: http://manufacturing-software-blog.mrpeasy.com/manufacturing-production-planning/). Today we are going to dive into the practical side of it, how to put operations into the schedule in different situations.

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Manufacturing Cost Advantage Shift

  New studies reveal that cost competitiveness of manufacturing across the globe has shifted. For example, according to the Boston Consulting Group, even though China remains the number one country in terms of manufacturing competitiveness, the manufacturing cost advantage over the U.S. has shrunk to less than 5 percent.

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