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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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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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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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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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One Source of the Truth

by Rick Franzosa  |  March 18, 2016

I was having a discussion with a client about some of the jargon that is popular in the realm of manufacturing software systems. We got to one of my favorites....

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Digital Manufacturing Doesn't Just Happen

by Rick Franzosa  |  February 16, 2016

We are all about Digital.  Digital music, digital photography, digital business and, of course digital manufacturing. For several years, we have seen manufacturers that were in the process of 'digitizing'.  They were scanning...

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2014 Life Science Hype Cycle has published

by Michael Shanler  |  August 5, 2014

Fifty technologies are profiled by Gartner analysts in this year's Hype Cycle for Life Sciences, 2014.    This is the most densely packed hype cycle since the LS HC  introduction...

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IT for Science and Engineering

by Michael Shanler  |  February 6, 2014

Two years ago, while presenting at a laboratory informatics conference, I mentioned “PLM is coming.”    PLM was never really on the radar for pharma R&D IT groups, but the software...

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