Sanmina Assesses Benefits of MES, IoT & the Cloud

Manufacturing was one of the first industries to grasp the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). The ability to wirelessly connect and manage multiple factories and machines provides almost infinite opportunities for cost-savings and efficiency. Global EMS provider Sanmina Corp., which has linked more the 25,000 pieces of manufacturing equipment, is beginning to quantify…

Supply Chain Strategies for ‘Industry 4.0’

Visibility. Agility. Efficiency. Networking. All of these attributes apply to today’s electronics supply chain. Since the memorable component-inventory glut of 2001, the electronics industry has applied both tools and processes to improve inventory management, share meaningful data, reduce costs and keep partners connected. Few experts would claim, however, that there’s no room for improvement. The…

42Q Launches Industry’s First Cloud-Based MES

42Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced the immediate availability of the first, fully cloud-based MES solution that offers competitive advantages in speed of deployment, operational agility and low total cost of ownership. Higher expectations from customers for demand flexibility and product delivery are significant factors leading manufacturers to adopt…