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In recent years, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors have become increasingly important in the manufacturing sector. As consumers, investor...
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The promise of smart manufacturing includes seamless data flows between machines, sensors, systems and workers to rapidly orchestrate responses dealing wit...
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Energy consumption is one of the most significant costs in the manufacturing industry. That is why manufacturers are shifting their focus to reducing their...
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In the dynamic manufacturing landscape, automation is a beacon of progress and efficiency, driving forward the industry for years. With the advent of digit...
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In today’s dynamic industrial landscape, the difference between information and data is becoming increasingly critical. The division between Informat...
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In today’s fast-paced manufacturing landscape, staying ahead of the competition requires constant innovation and efficiency.  To shed light on the s...
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The industrial landscape has been in a state of constant evolution since the first Industrial Revolution, marked by continuous innovation and technological...
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In today’s highly competitive manufacturing landscape, optimizing production processes and minimizing downtime are essential for improving profitabil...
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Today’s manufacturing landscape is evolving at a breakneck speed. As a result, staying ahead isn’t just a goal—it’s a survival strategy. With 2...
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Green manufacturing has quickly become one of the most pervasive topics throughout the industry. Manufacturers around the world are rapidly adopting eco-fr...
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Individual manufacturing operations can vary widely in the number of unique products or Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) they produce. While some facilities manu...
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The transition from Industry 4.0, which revolved around automation and data-centric operations, to Industry 5.0, introduces a paradigm shift in the way man...
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Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) have undergone a monumental transformation over the years, mirroring the paradigm shift the industry is currently exp...
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While many manufacturers are still grappling with the advancements of Industry 4.0, frontrunners across the industry are turning their sights toward the ne...
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Manufacturers around the world are adopting Industry 4.0 technologies at a rapid pace to face modern challenges and prepare for the future. The food and be...
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Manufacturing is currently at a crossroads where the increasing challenges brought on by labor shortages, supply chain difficulties, and the need for susta...
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Digitalization is an ongoing trend in manufacturing that delivers enhanced productivity and efficiency across many different industries. However, not all d...
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Manufacturers implement a variety of different manufacturing processes to produce their goods. These processes vary depending on the specific industries, p...
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Pharmaceutical manufacturing is one of the largest sectors globally and among the most essential to modern society. However, it is an industry currently fr...
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The state of the US manufacturing sector has been a significant focal point for decades. Offshore competition, the ongoing development of new technologies,...
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The US manufacturing sector faces a wide range of challenges, from ongoing supply chain shortages to offshore competition. Today, one of the most significa...
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As the ongoing labor shortage continues to create problems across the manufacturing sector, many manufacturers are now turning to Industry 4.0 best practic...
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Food and beverage manufacturing is a highly competitive sector in which manufacturers work within tight margins to secure profitability. Many of the decisi...
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Plastics manufacturers are facing increasing regulation around the world, and some of the most impactful regulations yet are coming into effect in Californ...
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Consumer goods manufacturers are subject to many driving factors that guide trends in the industry. Ultimately, these trends require new approaches on the ...
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The automotive industry is going through a rapid change driven by new technologies, regulations, and challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain iss...
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Many industries are undergoing rapid change today as issues such as climate change, environmental sustainability, and plastic waste have taken the spotligh...
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Smart manufacturing software is one of the pillars of Industry 4.0, providing manufacturers with the means to take control of their operations in entirely ...
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The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to advancing the manufacturing sector with the announcement of the National Strategy for Advanced Manufactu...
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As the new year approaches, many manufacturers are reviewing their management practices and workflows to find opportunities for improvement. How you define...
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With 2022 drawing to a close, the manufacturing industry can look back over a year of significant progress. Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing trends hav...
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Energy prices are on the rise around the world with little sign of slowing any time soon. This puts a significant burden on energy-intensive operations thr...
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Reshoring is one of the most widely discussed topics in manufacturing today, and it’s also the topic of the latest Matics webinar. It’s the ongoing pro...
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Saving energy and energy monitoring are top goals for any modern manufacturer, both for the direct energy cost savings and the impact energy consumption ha...
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Every manufacturer has both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) technology that they rely on to run their shop floor. Today, new so...
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The modern manufacturing landscape is highly competitive and is undergoing rapid change as manufacturers implement the latest solutions. Our most recent Ma...
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The rise of new Industry 4.0 solutions has led to many manufacturers implementing new methods for monitoring, control, and optimizing the shop floor. Howev...
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Most manufacturers haven’t found the right balance for their shop floor yet. They find themselves dealing with misused resources, a lack of communication...
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Sustainable manufacturing is something just about everyone in the industry is moving toward, with 71.9% of American manufacturers already having a sustaina...
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Sustainability is among the most important topics in manufacturing today. Manufacturers are facing significant pressure from public opinion and new regulat...
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Lean manufacturing methodologies are essential for any manufacturer’s success today. The principles of lean manufacturing provide manufacturers with a fr...
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Quality control, assurance, and management are essential aspects of running any factory floor. Quality manufacturing brings many benefits for manufacturers...
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Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) play a vital role on the factory floor, giving production teams the ability to track, monitor, and document productio...
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One of the ongoing developments in Industry 4.0 today is IT/OT convergence. Manufacturers rely on both IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Tech...
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Sustainability has never been more important, and manufacturers all around the world require new solutions to develop and implement their sustainability pr...
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“Industry 4.0” is one of those buzzwords that is as exciting as it is misunderstood. We can all agree that it’s the future of manufacturing—now, we...
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Digital transformation in manufacturing is creating new opportunities to improve shop floor operations. Advanced sensors and IoT (internet of things) devic...
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At Matics, we know that manufacturers can’t afford to stop moving forward. That’s why our team is continuously improving our Real-time Operational Inte...
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On-time delivery (OTD) is an essential metric that has an immediate and significant impact on any business, particularly manufacturing. Manufacturers need ...
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The industrial internet of things (IIoT) is helping manufacturers across multiple industries achieve higher productivity and innovate in new directions. On...
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The industrial internet of things (IIoT) is a major topic that’s on the minds of manufacturers around the world. The benefits of IIoT are already transfo...
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The industrial internet of things (IIoT) is a phenomenon that brings unique opportunities to manufacturing environments. Manufacturers around the world are...
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The technology boom of Industry 4.0 has caused a dramatic increase in the amount of data available from the shop floor. Among this data are the clues to di...
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Matics recently had the exciting opportunity to host a live webinar discussing the why and how behind operational excellence transformations in manufacturi...
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As digital transformation of manufacturing accelerates globally, processes have become faster and more data is being collected than ever before. Advanced i...
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Agility is among the essential factors for success in modern manufacturing. An agile manufacturer is able to deal more effectively when unexpected events h...
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As part of their ongoing commitment to improving plastic recycling rates, the UK has enacted the new Plastic Packaging Tax as of April 1st, 2022. This tax ...
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Industry 4.0 is bringing manufacturers many new ways to take advantage of data, using it to better monitor and manage production on the factory floor. One ...
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In the United States, the industrial sector is responsible for 33% of all energy use. Within the industrial sector, manufacturing consumes 70% of that ener...
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The staggering increase in computing power, methods, and technology over the past decade has become the basis for a major revolution in manufacturing. Many...
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The world has now entered the third calendar year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a pandemic that has brought changes to industries around the world. From the be...
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Manufacturers that integrate lean manufacturing principles into their production processes can enjoy a significant increase in efficiency. However, they mu...
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Flexible packaging represents a major cross-section of all packaging production, seeing use for countless products and applications. With widespread use in...
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Injection molding is a versatile, efficient, and economical method for manufacturing an incredibly wide range of plastic products. It enables production at...
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There isn’t a year that goes by without advancements and changing trends in manufacturing. The only decision that organizations have to make is whether o...
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Setting and tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) is essential for the success of any manufacturing operation. However, this isn’t a simple matter o...
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The concept of lean principles in manufacturing isn’t new, but it’s taken on a whole new—and urgent—meaning over the past two years. Adopting digit...
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Eager to build on your knowledge of manufacturing optimization and industry 4.0 in the new year? You’re in luck.  There are a wealth of excellent podcas...
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Modern plastics manufacturers need to have effective recycling policies in place to reduce waste, placate public opinion, and reduce costs. With more and m...
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One of the top challenges managers face is understanding what’s going on in real-time in their business, and having full visibility and control over ...
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How Setting Effective Targets with KPI Management Lets Manufacturing Operations Continually Improve Key performance indicators (KPIs) are an essential part...
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Governments around the world are introducing increasingly stringent regulations in efforts to decrease pollution and reduce the negative impacts of big ind...
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Plastics manufacturers are increasingly interested in implementing Industry 4.0 best practices within their factories, recognizing the many benefits it may...
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Packaging products are integral to the globalized economy that has driven incredible growth in consumer standards of living. The US packaging industry alon...
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The manufacturing industry is rapidly evolving, with more and more manufacturers integrating advanced solutions and adopting industry 4.0 best practices to...
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Mastering the shop floor control process is a key concern for plants and other production facilities. Shop floor control operates in three distinct phases:...
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Industry 4.0 is all about tracking rapid real-world changes and using them to improve the productivity and profitability of your factory. Naturally, data i...
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Simplifying the way manufacturers aggregate, analyze, and act Industry 4.0 has changed the face of manufacturing, forcing manufacturers worldwide to recogn...
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Choosing the right manufacturing software is a key concern for plants during their transition to Industry 4.0. Without the right tools to support them duri...
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Manufacturing can be chaotic. From unexpected machine breakdowns to materials that suddenly cost more than budgeted for, it’s easy for production to ...
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Packaging manufacturers manage time-sensitive issues every day and must adapt their operations quickly to meet consumer demands. Real-time data and analyti...
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Every manufacturing facility depends on good communication in order to survive and thrive. A study by Forrester Consulting revealed that senior production ...
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The global plastics market is expected to reach a valuation of $750.1 billion USD by 2028 and plastics manufacturers have a golden opportunity. However, th...
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Maximizing production is the ultimate goal of any manufacturer. Manufacturing shop floor control software can help you to achieve that goal. By shedding li...
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The Importance of Real-Time Manufacturing Analytics in Achieving OEE
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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud, and AI are all transforming manufacturing for the better.
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Manufacturing is never a completely smooth process. Dealing with unexpected events is an integral part of running a successful production facility. Product...
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If you want your manufacturing facility to run smoothly and profitably, you need to know your overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) score. This number reve...
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The manufacturing industry has long debated the difference between the terms MOM and MES. Some people think the two are essentially the same and can be use...
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The need to rethink crisis management and streamline remote-work for all industries was rapidly accelerated due to the 2020 global Covid crisis. Today, as ...
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Insufficient quality control can create huge losses for manufacturers. The cost of poor quality is estimated to range between 5%-30% of gross sales for mos...
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OEE is a well-known manufacturing KPI that measures the total efficiency of a production plant, but it can also be reframed as a potent financial indicator...
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Recent turmoil in the global supply chain has revealed just how fragile factory operations can be. 94% of Fortune 1000 companies experienced some sort of s...
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The market for production monitoring software is expected to reach $6.4 billion by 2023, indicating significant demand for the data these tools provide. Ho...
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Because of its critical role in disseminating information amongst the team, the dashboard is perhaps the most important element of shop floor control softw...
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Each year, as technology advances, the manufacturing industry gains new and exciting opportunities. Industry 4.0 is perhaps the most promising among curren...
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The term quality control refers to any measures that are taken to ensure that the products made in a particular facility are free of defects. Given the hig...
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Increasing automation has made CNC machining a highly productive and profitable business, driving a projected annual growth rate of 5.5% between 2019 and 2...
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Whether political turbulence, economic challenges, or biological threats, we live in a world that is increasingly less predictable and where volatility, un...
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Molds are critical to cost-effective scalable manufacturing, but they come with a high price tag: a complex, high-quality mold for use in the plastics indu...
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The food industry is notorious for having high levels of giveaway in its manufacturing processes despite its lower-than-average profit margins. Reducing pr...
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Overall Equipment Effectiveness or OEE is arguably the most important metric in the manufacturing industry. This single stat tells you exactly how well you...
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The average American manufacturing facility uses 95.1 kWh of energy per square foot each year, and facilities in other countries aren’t far behind. The s...
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One of the great challenges in production management is figuring out how to reduce waste in manufacturing. Even if you think your facility is doing well on...
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The COVID-19 quarantine has forced businesses everywhere to shift to remote operations and drastically re-evaluate the scale of their operations for the im...
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It’s official – coronavirus is here, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Countries all over the world are asking their citizens to make...
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Cloud-Based MES vs. On-Premise MES
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In the past, manufacturers had huge concerns about using cloud-based MES systems. The cloud was evolving quickly, with hundreds of new providers entering t...
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The Factory-Floor Side of Smart Digital Transformation
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The Factory-Floor Side of Smart Digital Transformation For the past decade, the manufacturing world has been shaping itself slowly but surely into another ...
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5 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You about Energy Consumption
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The 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive establishes a set of binding measures to help the EU reach its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020. Under the Direc...
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Matics 1.9
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We are Pleased to announce the release of version 1.9 of Matics The latest and exciting version of Matics offers tools to the entire factory team, prov...
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I have been conducting implementation and support for projects implementing our out-of-the-box MES system, Matics, and I often find that MES and ERP roles ...
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