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Manufacturing managers maximize the tools they have at their disposal by understanding their shop's capacity. Better use of space, materials, labor, and optimized equipment performance is critical for companies to drive efficient production and capture the highest profitability. A capacity

Mayville Engineering Company (MEC) is a leading U.S.-based contract manufacturer that provides a broad range of prototyping and tooling, production fabrication, coating, assembly and aftermarket services, with a total of 20 facilities across seven states. MEC’s mission to create as much

An investment in industrial IoT can power hyperautomation Industrial organizations have embraced automation to improve operational efficiency and reduce human error. By and large, however, industrial automation is siloed – it is applied to individual aspects of the business, but not

For most manufacturers, downtime is the single largest source of lost production time. Although some may acknowledge this, the cost and extent of manufacturing downtimes tend to be grossly underestimated. Determining the Real Cost of Manufacturing Downtime Most manufacturers are aware they

Many manufacturers have faced more change in the last five years than in the previous 20. Increased complexity, competition and a changing environment is putting more pressure on manufacturers to increase agility and flexibility to meet customer demands while operating

The sudden global onset of COVID-19 has had disastrous consequences, both personal and economic. Much media attention has been focused on shortages of key products, as well as waste and surpluses, as manufacturers around the world struggled to respond quickly

Industry 4.0 is unleashing a variety of technology (such as the Industrial Internet of Things, the cloud, edge computing, and digital twins) that is spurring a leaner manufacturing industry. Automation is the foundation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4). All of

Virtualization, which in recent years has taken increasingly important steps, has become the model of integration and management of systems with the most promising evolution. Virtualization also means rationalizing the use of a network, of a data storage resource, of

We’re living in a world where the things around us are becoming smarter. Thousands of internet of things (IoT) sensors on industrial equipment, embedded in city infrastructure and packaged into today’s products, are collecting data. That data helps unlock insights