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: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Food Safety / HACCP, Traceability

5 Places Paper Might Be Hiding on Your Shop Floor

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

If you’re currently planning on implementing a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) or other applications in the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) space, you may think you have all the shop-floor areas and situations that still use manual, paper-based processes identified, but this may not necessarily be the case.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Industrial Automation, Food Safety / HACCP

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: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Food Safety / HACCP, Traceability

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: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Food Safety / HACCP, Traceability

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 System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Food Safety / HACCP

HACCP Software Explained - Part 2

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Thu, Feb 02, 2012 @ 10:40 AM

In our first post on HACCP Software, we talked about the need for HACCP software and the driving theories behind HACCP in general. In this post we will do a deeper dive on the software itself.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Cost of Quality (CoQ), Food Safety / HACCP

HACCP Software Explained - Part 1

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 @ 02:59 PM

With the recent Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) putting Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) front and center, many companies are trying to understand what HACCP Software is and how it relates to other more familiar types of software like Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and more.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Cost of Quality (CoQ), Food Safety / HACCP