Top 3 MES and MOM Trends for 2024

Industry trends 2024

As we enter 2024, the landscape of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) continues to evolve. Advancements in these technologies promise enhanced operational efficiency and the opening of new avenues for innovation in the manufacturing sector, particularly in the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical industries.  Following are my insights […]

The Future of ChatGPT in Manufacturing

The future of ChatGPT in Manufacturing

In my last two posts on ChatGPT, I wrote about exploring how ChatGPT could help manufacturers and system integrators and what benefits it could bring to manufacturing execution systems (MES).  Following the documentation of my experience with ChatGPT in those columns, I now want to provide an overview of my thoughts on this new technology. First, some background. ChatGPT […]

Exploring the Use of ChatGPT with Manufacturing Systems

Exploring the Use of ChatGPT with Manufacturing Systems

Last month I asked ChatGPT which benefits its integration with a manufacturing execution system (MES) could provide and what the role of a system integrator could be in such a scenario. It provided me four main benefits and some good ideas on the role of a system integrator in the implementation of a ChatGPT solution integrated with […]

What ChatGPT Says About Its MES Abilities

What ChatGPT Says About Its MES Abilities

I worked with ChatGPT to learn about its potential applications with manufacturing execution system (MES) software. After working with it for a while, I got the answer shown below. I think natural language artificial intelligence can provide knowledge and insights on generic and very technical topics, complementing human knowledge and experience. Based on my interaction […]

The System Integrator’s Role in Sustainability – Part III

The System Integrators Role in Sustainability

In my previous article, I noted several sustainable development goals (SDG) a system integration business should be aligned with. Now I’d like to dig deeper into a few of the key goals that can be strongly related to traditional system integrators’ activities or impacted by them. Those goals are: SDG2—Zero hunger SDG6—Clean water and sanitation SDG7—Affordable […]

The System Integrator’s Role in Sustainability – Part II

The System Integrator’s Role in Sustainability

As I wrote in my previous article, “The System Integrator’s Role in Sustainability” (Automation World – October 2022), System Integrators have two types of responsibility in driving sustainability: direct responsibility in running our businesses in complete alignment with some of the SDGs responsibility in implementing projects that can help to achieve the goals. Here I […]

The System Integrator’s Role in Sustainability – Part I

The System Integrator’s Role in Sustainability

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is intended to guide the global economy in light of social equality and ecological boundaries. The agenda consists of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs): 1. No poverty2. Zero hunger3. Good health and well-being4. Quality education5. Gender equality6. Clean water and sanitation7. Affordable and clean energy8. Decent work and economic […]

Rapidly Changing Market Demands Impact Industry

Rapidly Changing Market Demands Impact Industry

The food and beverage industry is being disrupted by significant consumer, product, brand, and distribution trends. Even though many of these trends are not necessarily new, disruptions since the emergence of COVID, followed by the war in Ukraine, have dramatically accelerated industry’s response. Before COVID, the beverage industry was largely focused on improving overall equipment […]

How Automation Professionals Can Support Ukraine

How Automation Professionals Can Support Ukraine

#Professionals4Ukraine and #1H4U (1 Hour 4 Ukraine) are the hashtags created by Autoware, my company, to identify two initiatives in support of Ukraine. Unlike many other actions to help the population of Ukraine, the one conceived by Autoware focuses on the professional world and aims to mobilize international businesses and associations to support Ukrainian system integration companies. During […]