Modern MES – Are Containers the Way to Go?
One technology which is becoming extremely popular is the ‘containerization’ of applications; the most popular provider of containers being Docker. Our goal here it is to establish how applications or functions within larger applications can be created, modified and deployed better when they are containerized and the fact that this is much a cheaper and faster option for the organization which intends to use the applications.
MES & QMS, Better Together
From an ideal Industry 4.0 perspective, the approach which is highly recommended is to have the QMS data reside within the MES itself, rather than as a siloed system. Since a MES contains both the master data and the process data which it captures in real time, it is the single source of truth feeding other IT applications, including the QMS.
Guide to Successful MES Replacement
Why replace a working MES with a new MES? There are many reasons, and they must be sound and significant for most companies to take on such a major endeavor. Industry 4.0 and an array of emerging digital technologies make the prospect of upgrading your MES attractive—taking advantage of new technologies; reducing a ‘hodgepodge’ of applications for a centrally-managed, cohesive application framework; and addressing hardware/software end of life issues with no migration path.
New IoT Data Platform from Critical Manufacturing Accelerates the Future of Factory Insights
Critical Manufacturing MES V8 reveals a revolutionary new IoT Data Platform that merges IoT with MES and, two significant new modules that advance smart manufacturing in areas of Materials Logistics and Factory Automation.
Vishay Selects Critical Manufacturing MES as its Global Standard for Passives Manufacturing
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, has selected Critical Manufacturing’s MES as its new software standard for its business unit Passives.