Dirk M. Sweigart

Developing a Comprehensive, Multi-Phased Cybersecurity Plan

Just like most manufacturing facilities, the plant floor at Charter Steel, an American supplier of special bar quality (SBQ) steel products, has become more connected over the years, both among devices on the floor and between the industrial and enterprise networks. While a more connected plant floor provides numerous benefits for production and quality, it also means the plant is now more vulnerable to a number of cyber security risks as more critical operational technology (OT) assets depend on networking capabilities.

Bridging the IT/OT Gap

Systems integrators live IT/OT convergence every day. It is in the DNA of companies like ours. So...

Making Your Case: The ROI of MES

I recently put together an article for Pharmaceutical Engineering, entitled Justifying Your MES...

On-Demand Webinar: A Case Study in Efficiency Optimization through MES

Like many large-scale manufacturers, when building their new production facility as part of a...

Optimizing Production and Enhancing Product Quality for Contract Pharmacal Corp.

As operations continued to grow, Contract Pharmacal Corp. (CPC) – a manufacturer of premium...

Webinar: Using the TrakSYS Platform to Optimize Production and Enhance Product Quality

Contract Pharmacal Corp. (CPC) – a manufacturer of premium pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter drugs,...

Maximize Productivity with Existing Equipment and Employees

It’s clear that if there was a way to increase productivity and data reliability without performing...

Beyond OEE: Next steps for MES Implementation

One typical “entry point” for manufacturing execution systems (MES) is often the desire to have...

Helping a Multi-Billion-Dollar Global Organization Improve Manufacturing Efficiency with MES

When a multi-billion-dollar company has manufacturing operations spread throughout more than 120...

Get More Out of Your Production and Process Control with MES

As Industrial Internet of Things (IIot) strategies and more connected smart systems quickly make...