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MES: Eating the Elephant

Corporate manufacturing leaders know they have some amount of error, waste, and inefficiency in their operations. Manufacturing execution systems (MES) can eradicate these productivity barriers.
 
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Strategies for Upgrading PLC Hardware

As technology advances, hardware needs to be updated for optimal efficiency.
 
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Evaluating the ISA 88 Standard for Batch Control

Deciding whether to employ a programmable logic controller (PLC), distributed control system (DCS) or a batch control depends on certain application requirements.
 
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Understanding the Value of Best Practices

The discipline required to follow standardized programming best practices can pay off in the long run.
 
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Benefits of using UML in Agile Development

Unified modeling language (UML) diagrams are designed to help clarify project requirements at the front end of agile development by providing a visual understanding of how a project should look and function.
 
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Benefits of a Factory Acceptance Test

A factory acceptance test (FAT) is designed to spot potential problems and flaws at the beginning of a project’s development and reduce costly errors.
 
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