What is offers a passive monitoring solution, ensuring GDP compliance and auditability by using blockchain and IoT technology. Modum’s tested solution offers a significant cost savings over the active-cooling methods currently used. An additional benefit provided, through the use of cutting-edge technology, is that valuable data can be created to drive continuous improvement … Read more

Benchmarking by Solomon Associates

Solomon Associates created a methodology to measure the performance of the oil companies: Comparative Performance Analysis (CPA), started in 1980. Their registered motto is: measure, manage, maximize. One of the essential concepts is that only through this comparison process you can truly identify the areas where your facilities could improve. The main oil companies of … Read more

10 Good Manufacturing Practice rules

Ten suitable GMP ‘rules’, to be used for staff training: Confirm you are trained and have correct written instructions before starting any job. Follow instructions exactly. Report errors and bad practices immediately. Ensure you have the right materials before you start a job. Use the correct equipment for the job, confirm its status and cleanliness. … Read more

Windows patches

A customer called me today to discuss about software alternatives related to future environment for a shop floor solution they have. We reviewed the main requirements and during the conversation we talked about different major environments. Suddenly we did a stop on .NET, and this was what happened. We are running a shop floor solution … Read more

The Goal

I just finished to read this novel written by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox. Independently if you work on Manufacturing industry or not, this book reviews fundamental basis related to theory of constraints, methods to manage a supply chain. I specially like the way the team started to think about the process of making themselves … Read more

OpenSource Vs ISO

During the last 10 years the software companies have jumped to the industrialization thanks to some elements that made that possible. One of them is Open Source. Manufacturing companies developed control organisms for the development of methodologies and standards with different goals: reduce costs, have a common language within the industry, and be compliance with … Read more

Automotive industry trends

Automotive Industry is suffering changes, as other industries: Speed of online purchases from other sectors (electronics, trips, retail, food…) is carrying over to car purchases. It’s very difficult to sell cars on-line and this requires to have car dealers around the geography. More and more people research cars on-line as first step for buying, then … Read more

QMS software

The project to complete my Bachelor Sciences Degree I was a QMS software, build in Lotus Notes, with reporting done using XML, and on LN5. In 2001 was a good project for my university. I built my modules based on total quality management principles that during the last 13 years have not changed so much. … Read more