Is Batch Execution the Poor Relation of Manufacturing Execution?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Or is it the other way round? Both batch execution systems (BES) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems have been defined by mature Instrument Society of America (ISA) standards. Below we will discuss the voracity of this claim as it demonstrates an interesting dynamic in the market for automation and supervisory control in today’s batch processing industries

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Tags: MOM, Product Traceability, Food Safety

Battling Food Fraud With End-to-End Product Traceability

Posted by Mike Roberts on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

A few weeks back the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) updated its Food Fraud database, including a concerning number of new cases on the list. 800 instances of fraud were added, which was up significantly from the 1,300 recorded between 1980 and 2010. The nearly 60% increase put some of the staples we regularly consume into focus: milk, vegetable oils, spices, fish, wine, and more.

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Tags: MOM, Product Traceability, Food Safety

The LNS Weekly Industrial Round Up 1/21/13 - 1/27/13

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jan 27, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

This week’s round up includes articles that ignite interest from many trending topics within the industrial space. A couple of these insertions provide an alternate perspective on subject matter that I discussed last Sunday. While robots and 3D printing make a comeback this week, the newest additions include food fraud, SAP HANA, and a Made-In-America mindset.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Product Traceability, Food Safety, Product Recalls

Improving Food Safety: Insights from Mars' and Dole's Product Recalls

Posted by Mike Roberts on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 @ 06:01 PM

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, MOM, Food Safety