Why Track Manufacturing Equipment When It Is Material Traceability That Generates Profit

Do you spend the most budget on tracking what you are manufacturing or what is doing the manufacturing? Unfortunately, most manufacturers spend the bulk of their automation budget on knowing the status of equipment instead of what that equipment is doing to improve yield or generate wate and GHG emissions. A long time ago, in what feels like a ...
BLOG Oct 04

The Big Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up a Smart Factory

Industry 4.0, also known as smart manufacturing, has been well underway for some time now, and more manufacturers are undergoing digital transformations as the benefits become more apparent. Smart manufacturing technologies are also becoming more accessible — in March of this year, the Biden-Harris Administration announced $50 million in funding ...
BLOG Jun 06

How Material Traceability Improves Manufacturing

In the era of Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing technology has transformed the way companies operate, manage and optimize their production processes. One of the most significant benefits of this technology is material traceability, which enables manufacturers to track their raw materials and finished products throughout the supply chain. And now, ...
BLOG May 23

What is Traceability in the Chemical Supply Chain?

The chemical industry is one of the most critical sectors of the global economy. Beyond its economic value, the global availability of its products, and the quality and safety of those products is essential for building agility and resilience to meet societal needs amidst a volatile global landscape — as events in recent years have shown. ...
BLOG May 09

The Difference Between Supply Chain Visibility, Traceability, and Transparency: Why it Matters

Manufacturers need to be able to optimize supply chain management now more than ever; factors like supply chain disruptions, increasingly strict regulations, and consumer and shareholder expectations demand it. There are a few key concepts that support enhanced supply chain management: visibility, transparency, and traceability. Read on to find ...
BLOG Aug 09

What Does Pharmaceutical Traceability Mean for Manufacturers and Wholesalers

Traceability in the pharmaceutical industry is of paramount importance, now more so than ever as recent challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, increasingly strict regulations, and intensified consumer demand for transparency have put more of a global spotlight on pharmaceutical supply chain operations. In light of such developments, end-to-end ...
BLOG Jul 26

Why You Should Be Contextualizing Data Upstream Midstream and Downstream

It’s one thing to have access to data — amidst today’s data explosion, that’s easy. It’s quite another to be able to make sense of that data. Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing technologies are now making advanced contextualization of data possible, so manufacturers can leverage the full value of the wealth of operational information available to ...
BLOG Jul 05

The 5 Stage Path Towards Smart Manufacturing in the Food & Beverage Industry

Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing helps Food & Beverage manufacturers take control of their operations through a digital transformation driven by continuous intelligence, automation, and connectivity in a cyber-physical environment. Smart Manufacturing harnesses the massive amounts of data Food & Beverage manufacturers have available to ...
BLOG Jun 21

The Role Traceability Plays in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Safety

Ensuring the quality and safety of products in the pharmaceutical industry is critical, without question. The global population depends on many of the modern medicines produced in pharmaceutical manufacturing for health and survival. But recalled, substandard, or counterfeit drugs have the potential to cause substantial, in some cases irreparable ...
BLOG Jun 14

Realtime Reporting On Critical Activities And Events For Manufacturing

What’s the bedrock of a manufacturing business that runs smoothly and efficiently? Realtime reporting. Managers of manufacturing enterprises need to know what’s happening with their operations, the granular details that illuminate progress, process, and potential problems, and they need that information to be accurate, and timely. As Industry 4.0 ...
BLOG May 25

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