Industrial Journalist Identifies How Manufacturing Execution Systems Allow for Managing Variability

Industrial Journalist Identifies How Manufacturing Execution Systems Allow for Innovation and Manage Variability
March 30, 2014 - PRLog -- Managing a highly configurable product through the manufacturing process can be a daunting task, manufacturing execution systems (MES) with advanced configuration capabilities can help. Industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, authored the feature article in the current issue of Automation & Controls Today. Cutler discussed how MES solutions can improve business results by showing the user where costs are incurred, resulting in better cost- control and cost-reduction.

According to Cutler, “Industry best practices require multiple checks during purchase order reconciliation. Ideally the MES will drive increased capacity and sales. A well-tailored MES will empower the workforce by delivering information that motivates staff to make informed decisions supported by metrics. Effective project- based MES systems are designed to collect data at the point of transaction, eliminating duplicate data entry, and making the information available in real time.”

Manufacturing execution systems provide a framework for enabling rapid change due to innovation, while simultaneously managing risk, ensuring product quality, enforcing the adoption of new processes and maximizing production yields. Real-time parametric process and product analytical data must be used for continuous improvement of both product and process design.

About TR Cutler, Inc. and Thomas R. Cutler

TR Cutler, Inc. ( was founded by Thomas R. Cutler fifteen years ago.  Maintaining extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide, TR Cutler, Inc. has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium including more than 5000 journalists, editors, and economists writing about trends in manufacturing, industry, material handling, and process improvement. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide; he is the author of several books and has become the “go to” resource among those who write about manufacturing and distribution. Follow on Twitter @ThomasRCutler.

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