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Another Digital Manufacturing Domino Falls

by Rick Franzosa  |  February 28, 2019

Today's announcement "ABB and Dassault Systèmes enter global software partnership for digital industries" is the latest domino to fall in the enterprise digital manufacturing world, roughly 9 months after Rockwell...

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FAQ - Critical Capabilities for MES

by Rick Franzosa  |  February 12, 2019

On February 11, 2019 Gartner published the first release of the Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems.  While the MES vendor and practitioner community is generally familiar with the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the Critical Capabilities...

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Social Networking Questions for System Selection

by Rick Franzosa  |  January 16, 2019

The selection of a manufacturing operations management system, or any supply chain execution system, can be a complicated process, but borrowing a few questions typically used in relationship building could improve your chance...

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Magic Quadrant Mythbusters, Part Deux

by Rick Franzosa  |  November 5, 2018

Last November, I wrote about MES Magic Quadrant Mythbusters.  With the release of Gartner's second Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) , let's see if the busting of these MQ myths still holds...

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It's 2018, Do You Know Where Your Digital Manufacturing Is?

by Rick Franzosa  |  October 22, 2018

What an exciting time for manufacturers!  Endless possibilities with new technologies taking the forefront.  Like the glimmering lights of a casino, vendors portray their "Industrie 4.0" solutions, Digital twins, Digital Threads,...

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"Lite" Works for Beer, but not for MES

by Rick Franzosa  |  July 16, 2018

There's a phenomenon that has become prevalent in the Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) market that is a source of confusion with manufacturers.  New solutions described as "MES-Lite" or "Thin MES" rely in...

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The Business Value of IT

by Andrew White  |  June 27, 2018

I remain perplexed as to why we (the wider "we") know so little about how investments in information and technology drive business value.  In a brand new survey of Gartner's...

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New Toolkit: How to Demonstrate the Link between Data and Business Outcome

by Andrew White  |  May 23, 2018

One of the most commonly asked questions, and a most intractable problem to solve, is the ability to show, to demonstrate, to explain, the link between a piece of information...

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Life Sciences Context for Manufacturing Execution Systems

by Rick Franzosa  |  December 11, 2017

The Manufacturing Execution Systems market has always been fragmented by industry and technology.  A Magic Quadrant cannot do justice to the nuanced differences, so in conjunction with the release of...

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Process Manufacturing Context for Manufacturing Execution Systems

by Rick Franzosa  |  December 7, 2017

The Manufacturing Execution Systems market has always been fragmented by industry and technology.  A Magic Quadrant cannot do justice to the nuanced differences, so in conjunction with the release of...

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