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  • Database Management of Work Instructions
    Managing work instructions (WIs) has historically been left to conventional text-editors or desktop publishing software systems. The major difficulty with non-relational / free-form text editors is that they do not have the inherent "structure" to accommodate manufacturing information. It is left
  • Medical Device Link . Manufacturing Execution Systems Bridging the gap between MRP/ERP systems and shop-floor controllers, an MES package can reduce manufacturing cycles, prevent production errors, and simplify the documentation process.
    and parameters to the machine controllers and receives real-time feedback concerning job and process status. On the shop floor, the MES sends electronic work instructions to guide the workers and equipment through the procedures while confirming that workers take the required steps. As explained by Harvey
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    operations. Coupled with new product introductions, the company has been confronted with properly training employees on the production floor and documenting the effectiveness of that training. "That led us to take a hard look at our work instructions on the shop floor. " The quality, regulatory
  • Engineering education goes the distance
    in the late 1800s. A shop-floor education program and the first educational radio station were added in the early 1900s. In the mid-1900s, distance education served hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. Armed Forces through correspondence. The 1960s saw audio and audio-graphic conferencing
  • MES Goes Prime Time
    the "multiple checking" of signatures, calculations, and other data required by paper-based orders and instructions. The facility has also rolled out an SAP platform and is integrating the two. If MES is so great, why is it that shop-floor control systems haven 't exactly taken the industry by storm? One

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