Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
To stay competitive, manufacturers have to meet the rapidly changing needs of customers while retaining high quality products, at the same time as controlling costs. Product lifetimes are shrinking and customers are expecting more customization and innovation. Agility is the key to staying ahead of the competition and meeting the needs of customers.
The FabPro 1000 entry-level industrial 3D printer delivers production-grade parts, at high speed, with six sigma repeatability, and can be used across a distributed manufacturing and engineering enterprise. With a low cost of entry, FabPro 1000 enables agile manufacturing operations to meet customer needs rapidly and effectively empowers engineers to deliver more value and quality in the product development process.
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It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Oracle Retail, have an active implementation project that is running or have an existing deployment in production. The same issue applies: You are making a significant investment in the technology and need to develop a reliable and efficient batch schedule.
If you’re new to Oracle Retail, you are no doubt embarking on a major project to improve your competitive position in the retail market. With that in mind, your goals will be to shrink the time-to-market for your retail implementation, lower the reliability risks associated with in-house developed solutions and improve the visibility and control of retail business processes.
In this eBook you will discover a series of recommendations for operating a fail-safe and efficient Oracle Retail operational environment. You will also understand how automation enables you to streamline the execution of your Oracle Retail batch operations and increase the day-to-day efficiency of your operations teams.
There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.
Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated process, but that’s not always as easy as it sounds. You may be stuck in what we call “Dysfunction Junction.” Read this eBooklet to learn about the pitfalls of DevOps, how you can avoid them, and how to get started on your DevOps journey.
Many energy and natural resource (ENR) companies still rely on static, error prone data sources. Using static data in assumptions that are made on actual production costs, operating capacity, and yields is no longer sufficient to compete successfully in today’s market, a situation made more problematic given that the ENR industry faces reduced market prices for products, increased costs for operations and an onslaught of new competitors.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Oct 05, 2016
Ten Billion dollars in production is lost annually from unplanned downtime in the power sector. 95% of alarms don’t matter. In this eBook learn how power leaders are leveraging Asset Performance Management (APM) to drive less unplanned downtime, safer operations and a competitive edge with data and predictive analytics.
Unexpected failure or performance erosion of production equipment can significantly impact productivity, product quality and maintenance expenses within any manufacturing organization. It’s also difficult to get operations ‘back on track’ after these failures occur. The good news is that, via the Internet of Things, intelligent use of sensor data, machine learning and optimization can help companies take a proactive approach to predicting failures and re-optimizing processes around them.
Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.
The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes.
The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past.
To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Sep 27, 2017
Today’s manufacturers need to ensure their production facilities are available 24/7. Ensuring that production lines are operating smoothly, associated utilities supplies are maintained correctly and production stoppages are minimized can significantly help to reduce the operational costs and boost the profits of today’s manufacturing operations.
Arm yourself against the powerful cyberweapons and
methods cyberattackers are using to compromise electrical
grids, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and
other critical infrastructure industries.
Metrics reign supreme in manufacturing, which means any new technology must
be evaluated on its ability to drive measurable, scalable impact to your production
operations, product quality and site performance.
MasterControl has been helping companies ensure product quality and
compliance for over 20 years — but often those metrics are about mitigating
long-term risk versus driving real-time operational gains. That is until now.
The new MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence solution delivers the next
generation of digital production records to drive immediate improvement to plant
operations and product quality.
Thanks to the rise of containers and microservices, the rate at which new application projects are moving into production environments is accelerating exponentially. Developers have been employing containers for some time to speed development of applications.
But the arrival of these applications to production environments inevitably creates new challenges for IT operations teams, since most IT monitoring tools don’t provide visibility into the containers that make up those microservices. As those container applications move into production, IT operations teams suddenly are finding themselves potentially flying blind.
When it comes to worker safety, mitigating downtime, and boosting
productivity, nothing is faster than right NOW. Organizations across
various industry segments — construction, food and beverage, chemical
and industrial, and transportation equipment manufacturers — are
juggling a mix of communication devices, slowing response times. Gaps
in coverage, poor battery life and aging equipment reduce your ability to
safely and efficiently meet production deadlines. The power of NOW puts
instant communications at your workers’ fingertips — because when
communication slows, production slows.
Manufacturers today are under immense pressure to produce goods
safely, efficiently and profitably. Meeting these goals requires reliable,
clear voice and data communications. So the production line is always
moving. So well-executed logistics exceed expectations. So materials
and operations are tracked to maintain efficiency. So your most valuable
assets — your people — are safe and connected.
When it comes to worker safety, efficiency and production, nothing is
faster than right now. Organizations across various energy segments —
oil, gas, petrochemical, electric utilities, water utilities and mining — are
currently juggling a mix of communications solution devices and are
hindered by gaps in coverage, poor battery life and fragile equipment
that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions. The power of
now puts instant communications at your workers’ fingertips — because
when communication slows, operation slows.
Citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, clean running
water and lights that turn on when they flip the switch. Meeting these
expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for
energy workers day-in and day-out. So workers can communicate safely
in hazardous environments. So precious resources are not wasted and
efficient operations are maintained. So energy companies can continue
to exceed expectations.
This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it. You'll also discover how a holistic view of DevOps that encompasses the entire software delivery life cycle - from ideation and the conception of new business capabilities to implementation in production - can bring competitive advantage in a continuous delivery world.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Managers of these traditional factories say the feeling is akin to flying blind. These are operations where plant floors, front offices, and suppliers operate in independent silos, where managers have only hazy visibility into downtime and quality problems, and where the root causes of inefficiencies are rarely understood or addressed.
With 50+ percent of all business processes leveraging batch operations, it is essential to keep your batch production running smoothly in order to keep your business running smoothly. Whether you are consolidating datacenter operations, moving apps to more cost-effective platforms, or transitioning from customized to packaged applications, learn how you can simplify and lower the cost of batch management with a single interface to all batch processes across platforms and applications and more.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Aug 23, 2019
As organizations in a rapidly changing, highly regulated industry, manufacturers must be able to deliver accurate, compliant, and real-time analysis of their financial performance at all times. Yet many manufacturers, while relying on modern technology for production, still wrestle with outdated systems and processes that don’t meet the needs of today’s business. At BlackLine, we help manufacturing companies transform their accounting and finance operations to increase visibility, gain efficiencies, and improve accuracy.
In today’s digital economy, the ability to bring new software applications and updates to market quickly is a key to competitive advantage. For companies in diverse industries, the goal is the same: Get high-quality software into production as fast as possible.
In this quest to accelerate release cycles, organizations must get beyond historical barriers that impede the rapid delivery of the software that keeps an enterprise competitive. In too many cases, processes tend to be inefficient, slow, and prone to failed releases. Much of the blame for the problem can be laid at the feet of organizational structures that mandate conflicting goals for the two key departments at either end of the application development chain: development/testing (dev/test) and operations.
Where dev/test teams want to push their applications and updates into production quickly, operations teams want to go more slowly in order to maintain control and keep applications and systems available.
This series explores the role of modern digital technology in the evolution of manufacturing production, defined here as the value chain of internal and external contributors to the manufacture and delivery of products. Each chapter is designed to help operators visualize how they can build-out production of the future, and how to leverage help from the value chain to make faster progress.
The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Production of the Future
Additive manufacturing (AM) is the process of adding layers of material — most commonly plastics or resins, and increasingly metals — to produce products according to precise
digital plans. With AM, products are produced using
only the material necessary, therefore minimizing scrap.
Modern digital technology is transforming every industry, including manufacturing. Yet in The Rise of Smart Operations, a survey of machinery manufacturers conducted by UPS and IDC, roughly one-half of the respondents said their digital or “smart” operations were lagging the competition or were at a significant disadvantage. Manufacturers will also find practical solutions they can consider implementing today to incorporate smarter operations in their production processes of the future.
Your goal is clear-produce high-quality goods while optimizing resources at every step of production. And in today's uncertain economy, cost-control efforts may never have been more important. Unscheduled downtime because of equipment failure can have a serious impact on your organization's bottom line. Download this white paper from IBM, and learn the basics of predictive maintenance, the benefits it provides manufacturing operations and the underlying technologies that make it possible. Predictive analytics helps you in a number of ways: identify when equipment is likely to fail or need maintenance and take action to maximize uptime and reduce future warranty claims costs; optimize allocated labor resources and spare part inventories, helping eliminate undue maintenance, prevent downtime and reduce inventory costs; and determine why certain production runs fail more often than others, identify the cause and analyze whether those runs warrant a recall.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Apr 14, 2015
Seconds of Delay Have Multi-Million Dollar Consequences, Demand-Driven Control Changes the Game
Principled Technologies deployed VMTurbo’s Demand-Driven Control platform in their virtualized data center. VMTurbo assures application performance while maximizing infrastructure utilization. Principled Technologies implemented VMTurbo’s recommendations in its virtual environment with an OLTP application, and saw significant improvements in performance.
Learn how Principled Technologies achieved a 37% decrease in latency and 23% increase in orders per minute (OPM).
Dramatic changes across the oil and gas industry require new approaches for managing information, analyzing patterns and optimizing outcomes in both upstream and downstream operations.
Forward-thinking oil and gas companies will turn information into actionable insights in order to:
• Enhance exploration and production
• Improve refining and manufacturing efficiency
• Optimize global operations
Your goal is clear—produce high-quality goods while optimizing resources at every step of production. And in today's uncertain economy, cost-control efforts may never have been more important. Unscheduled downtime because of equipment failure can have a serious impact on your organization's bottom line. Download this white paper from IBM, and learn the basics of predictive maintenance, the benefits it provides manufacturing operations and the underlying technologies that make it possible. Predictive analytics helps you in a number of ways: identify when equipment is likely to fail or need maintenance and take action to maximize up time and reduce future warranty claims costs; optimize allocated labor resources and spare part inventories, helping eliminate undue maintenance, prevent downtime and reduce inventory costs; and determine why certain production runs fail more often than others, identify the cause and analyze whether those runs warrant a recall.
While a manufacturing execution system (MES) is often viewed as “just” a tool for helping the “shop people” go about their day-to-day tasks, the fact is that such a system also has more than ample potential to help transform the shop floor into a business center of excellence, and propel the company forward as it targets market leadership. Performance efficiencies gained with MES can open up the possibility of increasing output and profitability, all with existing production assets. MES can offer a quick, hassle-free way to turn shop floor operations into a corporate center of excellence.