Plant managers are busy people. They ensure safety, efficiency, and production, while staying within budget and industry regulations. Unlike an office, a manufacturing environment may be loud, hot, dusty, wet, or hazardous, so typical channels for relaying information may not be effective.
It’s an age-old problem in business. A mishap occurs, like a flawed batch of products that are produced due to a yet unknown manufacturing glitch. Downtime to analyze and fix the malfunction could take hours or days, depending on the severity of the problem and whether defective manufacturing parts have… Read More →
Complexity and variability are facts of life for manufacturers. Think of all the different types of goods that are manufactured around the world, from food to computers to cars—each of which have unique challenges based on their respective industry. However, what remains true across any industry is the alarming rate… Read More →
Manufacturing drives the Japanese economy and its exports are known around the world. Japan’s factories produce a remarkable share of the world’s automobiles, consumer electronics, and a host of other high-quality products. A great deal of their competitive edge comes from the use of technology, like robotics to increase the… Read More →
In the recent years, the transportation and logistics (T&L) landscape has become a rapidly evolving business environment. More and more companies are looking to achieve a competitive edge to gain a larger global market share. With new sets of complexities emerging everyday, like new low-cost players, rising expenses, and consumers asking… Read More →
Jerome Reygrobellet presented the STMicroelectronics application where various TIBCO technologies including CEP were used to improve operational efficiency in the their manufacturing processes by “identifying and removing non-value-added tasks” as production proceeded. STM are in the semiconductor business – $10B in sales in 2010, 53,000 employees, and 14 production sites… Read More →
I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the term “edBPM” as all managed business processes rely on events – it’s a bit like saying “flexible agile development”… However the goal is worthy enough, as it is to convey the use of event processing technology in automated business processes. For… Read More →
My thanks to TIBCO colleague Philippe Amiel for pointing out to me the recent announcement of a TIBCO BusinessEvents CEP customer in the highly competitive semiconductor manufacturing business. STMicroelectronics, one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, is using TIBCO’s event-driven and real-time messaging software to simplify and optimize quality control… Read More →