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  1. We Miss You Reliability. Please Call Home.

    Your organization has invested heavily in asset performance technology to support and enable a reliability culture, but something seems to be missing. The new CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) is…
  2. The Art of Deconstruction – Knowing What You Need Starts Off with Knowing What You Have

    At InSource Solutions, we work with clients to improve the way they do business.  This often requires that we work together on industrial production process flows to discover the key…
  3. Why You Need a Digitization Strategy?

    If you didn’t make it to the recent ISA Energy and Water Conference (EWAC) in Orlando, we wanted to share a small snippet of what you missed. Today’s digitization movement…
  4. AW North Carolina Raises the Bar: Digital at the Point of Entry

    Digitization in manufacturing is a very hot topic, but how many manufacturers are actually achieving it? Research shows that manufacturing lags other industries in digitization of work as well as…
  5. Deploying Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES): 7 Ways to Fail

    Clients often ask us to assess their Manufacturing Execution System (MES) deployment and identify any gaps that are limiting their ROI. In other words, “Why aren’t we getting the results…
  6. Industry 4.0 Packaged Solutions: Frictionless at All Levels

    I speak and write frequently about Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing. My goal is to educate listeners and readers on how to apply the available modern technology stacks to real-life applications. Differentiating…
  7. OEE – Driving Performance or Complacency?

    In my role as Manufacturing Solutions Architect I have seen many industries and manufacturing processes up close. These range from consumer goods to mining to petrochemicals and beyond. These businesses…
  8. Obsolescence Can Cause Downtime and Production Loss

    Industries across the country receive thousands of end-of-life (EOL) notifications throughout the year. What are the possible consequences of these notifications? What are the risks involved in a delayed response…