MESA 2011 North American Conference Follow-up

Last month Polytron attended the MESA North American Conference which was held in Orlando, FL. In case you are not familiar with MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association), it is a “global community of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on improving Operations Management capabilities through the effective application of technology solutions and best practices”.

The conference provides a great venue to connect with and collaborate with industry leaders who are finding ways to meet today’s manufacturing challenges by better leveraging technology. Conference presentations included updates of MESA’s various working groups focused on documenting industry best practices, customer success stories and latest technology applications.

Below are links to a few of the presentations that I found interesting:

MESA Metrics Workshop
Julie Fraser, Cambashi; Darren Riley, Rockwell Automation; John Jackiw, Alta Via Consulting; Steve Kaplan, Murata Power Solutions; Larry White, Resource Consumption Accounting Institute & Dave Frede, GE Intelligent Platforms

A Phased Approach To Manufacturing Operations Management
Chris Biddle, Rolls-Royce

Real-Time Brand Management
Jeff Markey, Coca-Cola Refreshments; Dennis Arkwright, Coca-Cola Refreshments & Darren Riley, Rockwell Automation

Workflow Automation As An Alternative To Traditional MES
Chuck Redpath, Hallstar & Jay Mellen, Savigent Software

Linking Operational & Financial KPIs In Practice
George Maxson, Cormetech; Darren Riley, Rockwell Automation; John Jackiw, Alta Via Consulting

Driving Effective, Efficient & Economical Manufacturing Through Workflow Automation
Bruce King, Seagate & Jay Mellen, Savigent Software


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