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Factoring in the Labor Cost of Down Processes with MES.

MACHINE TIME & LABOR TIME Knowing what machine downtime costs can easily be found by contacting Accounting for the machine’s amortization schedule. It can also be calculated through lost revenue from reduced production during the down period. The savvy manager puts both together to get an accurate number for what a machine costs a company

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IoT in 2021 (infographic)

The “Internet of Things” is exploding. It is made up of billions of “smart” devices—from miniscule chips to mammoth machines—that use wireless technology to talk to each other (and to us). Most IoT smart devices aren’t in your home or phone—they are in factories, businesses, and healthcare. Why? Because smart objects give these major industries

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Planning for the Future

Guest Blog from Acuity… Even as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers need to think about technology and the future of their businesses. Here are five technologies every manufacturing leader should be considering.   Mixed reality (MR) Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have combined into mixed reality. Application and acceptance

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6 Simple Steps to Experiencing “Next Gen” XA – Part 2

By Sherry Widrick & Stephanie Wickstrom. Welcome back!  In Part 1 of this 2-part blog, we uncovered the first (3) simple steps in getting started with the new, next-gen XA User Experience (UX).  These preliminary steps highlighted the progression towards a transition away from standalone client-based “green screen” and Power-Link to a unified platform portal. 

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6 Simple Steps to Experiencing “Next Gen” XA – Part 1

By Sherry Widrick & Stephanie Wickstrom. The Infor XA Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite has a LONG history – over 40 years in the marketplace.  Evolving FROM “green screen” AS/400 interfaces TO “web-based, graphical interfaces” that also incorporate tools for automating & monitoring business processes. Infor XA customers who have endured the older interfaces with

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