Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Smart Manufacturing is Now: Here’s Why

This blog is a MESA Member Point of View

By: Julie Fraser, MESA Smart Manufacturing Research Program Leader


What is your answer to this quick question? Is Smart Manufacturing a concept to act on
    a) In the future
    b) Now

If your answer is (a) future, you face a risk. I don’t want to sound pedantic, but the best answer is: (b) the time for Smart Manufacturing is now. It may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s actually the safe answer.

Why? Because most manufacturers have at least one Smart Manufacturing project or initiative underway. Those who have not yet started on the journey risk falling behind.

MANUFACTURING IN THE CLOUD: PART XVII: CLOUD RESPONSIBILITY MATRIX

This blog is a MESA Member Point of View.

By Goran Novkovic, MESA Member, CQA, CSQE, ITIL, APM, PMP, PEng

This blog is part of a series called Manufacturing in the Cloud. This series aims to assist manufacturing organizations to evaluate how they can overcome challenges and maximize cloud computing benefits. As cloud computing services mature both commercially and technologically, this is likely to become relatively easier to achieve.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

MANUFACTURING IN THE CLOUD: PART XVI: WHAT SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT MEANS FOR A MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATION

This blog is a MESA Member Point of View.

By Goran Novkovic, MESA Member, CQA, CSQE, ITIL, APM, PMP, PEng

This blog is part of a series called Manufacturing in the Cloud. This series aims to assist manufacturing organizations to evaluate how they can overcome challenges and maximize cloud computing benefits. As cloud computing services mature both commercially and technologically, this is likely to become relatively easier to achieve.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

MANUFACTURING IN THE CLOUD: PART XV: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SOFTWARE AND DATA SECURITY AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IN THE CLOUD?

This blog is a MESA Member Point of View.

By Goran Novkovic, MESA Member, CQA, CSQE, ITIL, APM, PMP, PEng

This blog is part of a series called Manufacturing in the Cloud. This series aims to assist manufacturing organizations to evaluate how they can overcome challenges and maximize cloud computing benefits. As cloud computing services mature both commercially and technologically, this is likely to become relatively easier to achieve.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Smart Manufacturing Community Comes Together With MESA

This blog is a MESA Member Point of View

By: Patricia Panchak


MESA International (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) is creating a community of manufacturing professionals to explore five common Smart Manufacturing initiatives that it identified in a recent survey. The Association launched the effort at a workshop called “Seeking Common Ground for Smart Manufacturing,” held at the MESA North American Conference, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The community is open to join for members and non-members, and will give manufacturing operations and information technology professionals a venue in which to explore opportunities and successful strategies. A focus of the groups will be sharing current state-of-the-art learning and stories about successful projects and initiatives. The community of MESA members have the opportunity to work together in a safe space to evolve their strategies and build connected Smart Manufacturing ecosystems and value chains.