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Navigating Employee Concerns with Machine Monitoring
28th February 2024
Navigating Employee Concerns with Machine Monitoring

Machine monitoring has emerged as a vital tool for businesses seeking optimisation. However, concerns about privacy, job security, and a perceived lack of trust can create a rift between the benefits of technology and the human element of its application.

How SME Manufacturers Play a Role in Reducing Scope 3 Emissions
14th December 2023
How SME Manufacturers Play a Role in Reducing Scope 3 Emissions

The UK's plan to become net-zero by 2050 is an ambitious goal that demands collaborative efforts across all sectors. One such key area of focus is Scope 3 emissions - a significant yet often overlooked component of a company's carbon footprint

Navigating the Path to Net Zero

15th November 2023
Navigating the Path to Net Zero: Examining Greenhouse Gas Compliance in Manufacturing Operations

In today's world, sustainability has become more than just a buzzword; it's a necessity. The manufacturing sector is now stepping up to the plate with innovative solutions to reduce emissions and minimise its carbon footprint


Enhancing Energy Efficiency with IIoT and MES
28th September 2023
Revolutionising the Manufacturing Landscape: Enhancing Energy Efficiency with IIoT and MES

Global manufacturing is fast becoming an arena where energy efficiency is a crucial player. Optimisation of energy consumption has transformed from a competitive advantage into an absolute necessity

The Importance of Effective Production Planning
11th July 2023
From Chaos to Control - The Importance Of Effective Production Planning

The image is all too familiar - the bustling factory with roaring machines, hurried workers wavering between piles of unfulfilled orders, and an ever-increasing sense of disorder and confusion

The Journey to Digital Manufacturing

16th May 2023
The Journey to Digital Manufacturing

Manufacturers are increasingly looking to manufacturing execution software (MES) for real-time information, increased efficiency and reduced costs. The primary driver behind this trend is the growing demand for speed in the supply chain


The Benefits of a Modern Production Planning System for Manufacturers
2nd March 2023
How Manufacturing Execution Software makes Life Easier and Simpler

A modern production planning system is an essential tool for manufacturers. This type of software helps you to plan and coordinate the manufacturing process, from ordering raw materials to scheduling your manpower

How MES makes Life Easier and Simpler

3rd February 2023
How Manufacturing Execution Software makes Life Easier and Simpler

MES is a computer-based technology that improves manufacturing productivity and quality. An MES can provide a single view of the entire production process, including real-time monitoring and control as well as historical data analysis.

Organise All Your Factory Operations In One Place

26th January 2023
Organise All Your Factory Operations In One Place

Adam Payne, Co-Founder of Factory IQ and a manufacturing consultant with 25+ years working in operations, explains why he and Peter Spiby of 4C Software built a new software platform to assist operations managers to bring structure to the ball juggling.


What is Manufacturing Execution Software?

7th December 2022
What is Manufacturing Execution Software?

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software, or Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software, is designed to manage, track and improve the flow of information and resources between manufacturing facilities and all other business processes.

What is Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)?

20th October 2022
What is OEE?

OEE is a measure of the efficiency and productivity of a manufacturing operation. It is a powerful tool that can help companies identify areas of improvement and increase their bottom line. This blog reveals the benefits of OEE.