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The Growing Pains of Manufacturing Travellers

When I visit manufacturing companies around the UK, I see lots of traditional manufacturing travellers and work instructions causing problems in otherwise innovative and successful businesses. So, in this article, I want to dig a bit deeper into travellers. Why are they used and what alternatives do manufacturing companies have?..

Education & Resources

Getting Started... A Guide to Industry 4.0

The benefits of Industry 4.0 are achieved when computers can collate production data and make production decisions that are currently made manually. The first step in implementing this is connecting each production operation and machine with a secure network connection…

Increase Manufacturing Productivity with an MES

In order to remain competitive, manufacturers need to maintain high manufacturing productivity – or high revenue generated per employee. Most methods of improving manufacturing productivity begin with a thorough analysis of a company’s systems and…

Improving Profits Through Accurate Labour Costs

To make a healthy profit, manufacturers need to keep tight control of material and labour costs.  When jobs are estimated and quoted to customers, they are based on standard labour times for each manufacturing process…

7 Ways to Grow With An MES

Investing in new production processes is a major step for any business. This article summarises some of the key benefits of using an MES and how our clients have grown their business following implementation…

Manufacturing News and Events

Made In The North West Shortlisted 2019

We are excited to have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Made in the North West Awards. Now in its seventh year, the event is a celebration of all that is great about manufacturing in the North West region. It applauds the use of technology, the ambition to export and…

Initiatives for Manufacturing Innovation

Manufacturing Innovation

Our Technical Director, Martin, attended the Wirral Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Forum earlier this month. The theme of this event was business improvement projects and funding available in the North West, for manufacturing innovation…

New MES Features to Improve Manufacturing

We’ve had a busy couple of months at Metis Automation developing new MES features for our flagship paperless manufacturing software product Tascus. We began a series of customer interviews to get feedback on…

Impact of Digitalising Manufacturing

We visited the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry for a Digitalising Manufacturing Conference, where Martin had the chance to discuss the benefits that digital manufacturing can bring to manufacturing businesses…