Category: Manufacturing Automation

Can MES Replace SCADA? Grantek’s Sam Russem Joins the “Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered” Podcast

April 22, 2021

Sam Russem, Director of the Smart Manufacturing Practice at Grantek, was a guest on the Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered Podcast. Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered is produced by Automation World Magazine. Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered is a podcast series featuring industrial automation subject matter experts answering questions about automation technologies submitted by end users from

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Getting Started with Advanced Analytics Webinar: Grantek’s Analytics Solutions for Manufacturers, Powered by Seeq | Apr. 29, 2021 – 2pmET/11amPT

April 5, 2021

Seeq and Grantek will be hosting an Analytics Solutions for Manufacturers Webinar on Thursday, April 29th at 2pmET/11amPT. Getting Started with Advanced Analytics Webinar: Grantek’s Analytics Solutions for Manufacturers, Powered by Seeq will be your chance to hear from Sam Russem, Director of Smart Manufacturing Practice at Grantek and Michael Risse, CMO and Co-Founder at Seeq. Click Here to Register Grantek joined

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Introducing Agile MES Solutions from Grantek

March 23, 2021

Grantek has been developing MES solutions for over 20 years, and the most successful projects are the ones that focus on collaborative design, fast time-to-value, and iterative improvements based on user feedback. Grantek’s Agile MES Solutions start with an MES Assessment phase to define the overall vision, understand the technical landscape, collaborate across stakeholder groups,

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The Advanced ROI of Advanced Analytics

March 17, 2021

Guest Blog Post By: Brittany Ebaugh, Seeq What Are Advanced Analytics? Many companies within the process manufacturing realm are stuck being DRIP (data-rich, information-poor). This is because data from several disparate sources within their operations is overwhelming, and causes time-consuming efforts within spreadsheets, trying to analyze performance indicators to make decisions to improve overall production

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Grantek’s Sam Russem Answers What is a Digital Thread? For Control Engineering Magazine

March 11, 2021

Control Engineering Magazine’s March 2021 issue features an article which outlines how to eliminate data silos with digital thread while contextualizing data to make way for useable information. This article, titled: “What is a Digital Thread?”, was written by Sam Russem, Director of the Smart Manufacturing Practice at Grantek. Click Here to Read the Control Engineering Magazine Article “The digital

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ASRS Retrofits – Upgrade Only What You Need

February 2, 2021

Two recent plants hit 1 MM pallets in ASRS moves! Grantek’s extensive experience as a systems integrator in the food and beverage manufacturing industry provides our clients with a unique edge in the development and upgrading of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) commonly used in plants and warehouses. Grantek’s Smart Manufacturing Practice has developed

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Sepasoft and Grantek – Value of Agile Approaches to MES Webinar | Feb. 25, 2021 – 2pmET/11amPT

January 22, 2021

Sepasoft and Grantek will be hosting a Value of Agile Approaches to MES Webinar on Thursday, February 25th at 2pmET/11amPT. Value of Agile Approaches to MES: Reduced Rollout Time and Fast Time-to-Value with Grantek & Sepasoft will be your chance to hear directly from Sam Russem, Director of Smart Manufacturing Practice at Grantek and Keith Adair, MES Product Manager at Sepasoft.

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Grantek Experts Featured in Control Engineering Magazine’s 2021 Global System Integrator Report

January 4, 2021

Control Engineering Magazine’s 2021 Global System Integrator Report features an article which outlines why maintaining business continuity during COVID-19 is vital for manufacturers, and how secure remote access can provide a safe platform to keep operations running. This article, titled: “Implementing secure remote access and MES“, was written by Jacob Chapman, Grantek’s Director, Industrial IT &

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Grantek Smart Manufacturing Expert Discusses the Relationship Between Industry 4.0 and Data

December 9, 2020

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has posted an article on their official blog, ISA Interchange, about the relationship between Industry 4.0 and Data. This article, titled: “Why Does Industry 4.0 Depend on Data?“, was written by Sam Russem, Grantek’s Director, Smart Manufacturing Practice. Sam also serves as the leader of the ISA SMIIoT Division’s Digital

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Grantek’s Senior Director Answers “What Is Industry 4.0?”

November 23, 2020

ISA Interchange, the official blog of the International Society of Automation (ISA) features an article on the difference between Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation, and Smart Manufacturing. This article, titled: “What Is Industry 4.0?“, was written by Jeff Winter, Grantek’s Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives. Jeff also serves on the leadership committee of the Smart Manufacturing &

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