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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

Industry 4.0 Guide - An Overview

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…

Paperless Manufacturing Systems

Paperless Manufacturing is when work orders and work instructions needed to control the production process, are replaced by an IT System that connects to manufacturing processes. It controls and guides the production process…

Manufacturing News and Events

Initiatives for 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 what features we could add…

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…

Metis Automation Presents at IIoT Roadshow

Martin Griffiths, Technical Director at Metis Automation presented at a recent National Instruments Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Roadshow at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) Coventry…