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The information roller coaster

Integration, manufacturing execution systems (MES) and communication, enabled by web and mobile technologies as well as plant and business IT standards, should change manufacturing fundamentally, writes Andrew Ward.

04/04/2001
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PDM: making collaborative working work well

The Internet is revolutionising the whole product lefecycle process. But now, even small to mid size manufacturing companies can afford to adopt collaborative working practices over the web, writes Dean Palmer.

04/04/2001
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Much more than mere payroll

Moving electronic time and attendance systems way beyond their original purpose can be a low cost way of getting accurate manufacturing costing and better flexibility. Geoff Lock explains.

04/04/2001
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From a Corner-Shop to a Hypermarket

Whitman Labs manufactures goods for one of the world’s largest cosmetics companies, Estee Lauder. By implementing a shop floor data capture system from MCS Industrial Software, the company has increased throughput by ...

04/04/2001
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Intelligence becomes key

The future’s scary; the future’s any colour you want! Brian Tinham talks to Prof Peter Cochrane, former chief technologist for BT about what the collision of computing and telecomms will bring.

05/03/2001
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More to it than meets the ‘I’

Theoretically, e-synchronisation can strip out huge amounts of cost and latency from supply chain activities. But, as Annie Gregory points out, industry needs to grapple with several issues to reap the benefits.

05/03/2001

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