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Automotive Manufacturing Efficiency with PINpoint MES

Orchestrating a Manufacturing Masterpiece Imagine stepping into a grand concert hall, where a symphony orchestra is ready to deliver a flawless performance. performance. The conductor, baton in hand, directs the musicians through a complex score. Each note must blend perfectly with the next, and every musician’s timing must be impeccable. Similarly, in the complex world […]

IoT Dashboards and the Future of Electric Vehicle Production

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The relentless surge in electric vehicle (EV) demand presents both an unprecedented opportunity and a formidable challenge for manufacturers. As the race towards a sustainable future accelerates, the question looms large: How can manufacturers scale production effectively without compromising on the quality that consumers expect? This deep dive explores the transformative journey of an EV […]

PINpoint MES: Celebrating 27 Years of Innovation

As we mark 27 remarkable years of PINpoint MES in the manufacturing world, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what makes this system not just a participant but a leader in the realm of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Over nearly three decades, PINpoint has evolved, adapted, and revolutionized the way manufacturers approach production, quality, and efficiency. […]

Not Every Manufacturing Execution System is Created Equal

If you’re in discrete manufacturing, you know you need a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to realize your facility’s full potential. An MES system—no, the right MES system can help you optimize by collecting the data you need to track production, maintain quality control, and analyze your performance to identify inefficiencies.   But not all MES […]

Operators in Discrete Manufacturing

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3 min read Operator Focus — The Difference in a Manufacturing Execution System Jarda Smrz Who are your company’s true “knowledge keepers”? These are the people who really know what’s going on and how to get things done – the ones boardroom executives talk to when they run out of answers. We bet it’s plant […]

Improve Manufacturing Efficiency with an MES Solution


Achieving excellent manufacturing efficiency is a daily — and long-term — challenge for many organizations. Most have difficulty determining their unique issues and finding the right solution because there are multiple factors that contribute to and influence excellence. Modern manufacturers are turning to manufacturing execution systems (MES) to identify and act upon their unique problems, […]

Getting Started with Data Analytics in Manufacturing

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In manufacturing, what you don’t know is likely hurting you – your efficiency, your productivity, your culture, your bottom line. But you don’t know what you don’t know! That’s where data analytics comes in. It brings light to what you don’t know so you can take action to fix it. On a manufacturing line, the […]

Boost Error-Proofing in Manufacturing with an MES Solution


Many of us are missing the thrill of watching live sporting events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, I’m sure you can remember fantastic plays or edge-of-your-seat games, and I bet the best ones did not include a missed call from a referee. No one wants the action interrupted by someone breaking the rules, but it […]

Industry 4.0: The Best Place to Start is an MES Solution


Industry 4.0 is here! Are you taking healthy steps to embrace it, or are you hiding your head in the sand? One thing’s for certain, you can’t escape the hype. Oh, the hype! So many opinions, so many paths, so many blog articles (this one is different, I promise).