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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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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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Automotive Context for Manufacturing Execution Systems

by Rick Franzosa  |  December 6, 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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Aerospace and Defense Context for Manufacturing Execution Systems

by Rick Franzosa  |  December 5, 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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Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems - Mythbusters

by Rick Franzosa  |  November 28, 2017

With the release of Gartner's first Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) , let's see if we can bust some common MQ myths, especially when the topic is MES: Myth...

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Digital Doppelgänger

by Rick Franzosa  |  October 27, 2016

There may be no concept in digital business more compelling than the digital twin.  I remember an early instantiation, back in the late 1990s, where an aerospace and defense firm had a...

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