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The Future of Digital Transformation

What are the Threats and Opportunities of Digital Transformation for Manufacturers? “Armin Fahnle, head of the Australian and Indonesian divisions of ATS Global, looks at how the opportunities of digital transformation are shaping the future of manufacturing.” What opportunities do you predict for growth in your [...]

The Future of Digital Transformation2021-04-06T10:13:14+00:00

Sure, you have your datacenter protected against fire…

Sure you have your datacenter protected against fire… But how about your protection against cyber-attacks? All (fairly recent) datacenters have fire protection build into the design of the building. Early warning systems and automatic fire suppression systems, based on very expensive inert gas make sure that [...]

Sure, you have your datacenter protected against fire…2021-03-23T11:45:17+00:00

The inevitable arrival of AI in Data Center Infrastructure Management

The inevitable arrival of AI in Data Center Infrastructure Management Maintaining a datacenter is a complex task. Those who have been involved in keeping the infrastructure up and running at all times while trying to reduce the operational expenses knows what we are talking about. Maintaining uptime is easy [...]

The inevitable arrival of AI in Data Center Infrastructure Management2021-03-23T13:07:40+00:00

So, what’s the biggest risk to your data center uptime? Your staff

So, what's the biggest risk to your data center uptime? Your staff Human error is the main cause of downtime, according the Uptime Institute. The Uptime Institute surveyed thousands of datacenter professionals throughout the year on outages and they found that the vast majority of datacenter failures [...]

So, what’s the biggest risk to your data center uptime? Your staff2021-03-17T11:47:14+00:00

Experts’ Blog on Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Goes Mobile By adopting a ‘see and go’ approach, manufacturing teams can adopt more efficient working processes. A fellow member of the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association, Uwe Kueppers, recently had a fascinating insight using the lean manufacturing concept that is deployed across a vast array of companies. The story starts with ‘go and [...]

Experts’ Blog on Manufacturing2020-01-07T09:15:56+00:00

Best practices for Assessing Quality in Assembly

Issues Assessing Quality in Assembly Assembly inspections are complex because many components and sub-assemblies must come together and be installed correctly within a designated TAKT Time. The collection of, and reaction to, critical inspection data needs to be orchestrated in tandem with your assembly process. But, with a paper-based inspection many issues can arise. [...]

Best practices for Assessing Quality in Assembly2020-02-05T13:41:03+00:00

Going Paperless: Implementing Digital Quality for Weld Audits

Assessing Quality in Weld Audits Defects missed during weld audits are expensive to correct as components may be added after a frame or other substructure has been welded. Adding value to a defective structure simply means added costs to repairs or scrap. As a supplier to an OEM, shipping non conformances on a welded [...]

Going Paperless: Implementing Digital Quality for Weld Audits2020-02-27T12:46:51+00:00

Going Paperless: Implementing Digital Quality in Casting

The Problem with Paper-Based Inspections To understand the benefits of digital quality inspections in casting we need to first look at the paper-based alternative. Most foundries, whether investment casting, sand casting, die casting or permanent mold, perform visual inspections of cast parts throughout the production process. These inspections could take place in Shake-Out, Finishing, FPI, [...]

Going Paperless: Implementing Digital Quality in Casting2021-04-09T12:52:08+00:00

Gartners Market Guide to MES/MOM

ATS BLOG Gartner's Market Guide to MES/MOM It’s always good to step back and read Gartner’s reports on our industry. As industry analysts they have great access to industry leaders and a way of distilling their thoughts into readable documents. Gartner’s magic quadrant is their own invention [...]

Gartners Market Guide to MES/MOM2021-05-12T14:01:24+00:00
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