Founded by PMMI in 2011 as the Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), the OpX Leadership Network has been working overtime to create new solutions groups tasked with giving CPGs the tools they need to fine-tune and improve their businesses.
A new study from Sage Clarity (an Epicor/Informance solution provider), “Manufacturing Performance Benchmark Study for Fast Moving Consumer Goods,” features real-world data collected over a period of 90 days from more than 100 global manufacturing operations.
The NK Technologies DT Series DC current transducer features ambient temperature compensation and a microprocessor-based method of signal conditioning; sensor output is automatically adjusted as the temperature changes.
While the trend for large manufacturers is to automate a new plant in its entirety, small and medium-sized food and beverage processors rarely have the funds to automate their plants, turning them into lights-out facilities. Even some tier-one processors may find areas in certain operations where it may not make sense to over-automate.
For some time, industrial manufacturing companies have been looking for ways to bring together the seemingly divergent needs of enterprise networking systems and the real-time requirements of plant floor communications systems.