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Fine Tune Your Operations- OEE Consulting by PDA
Overall equipment effectiveness or OEE is regularly used as a measurement tool and standard by which performance of equipment, lines, and facilities are benchmarked.  This standard has proven to be a powerful method for analyzing and improving manufacturing operations because it takes into consideration not just raw performance, but also…

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Rapid Response Equals Product Launch Success
  One of the largest, iconic beverage brands recently added to its footprint in the energy drinks space by acquiring one of the best-known independent players in that market.  This acquisition helped to cement the purchaser’s position as a top provider in this highly competitive and fast-growing beverage segment.   As…

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Congratulations, Mark Anthony Brewing!
  Congratulations to Mark Anthony Brewing on its new 1.3 million-sq-ft state-of-the-art brewery and packaging facility in Columbia, South Carolina which was awarded the  Manufacturing Innovation Award from ProFood World.  PDA was proud to support them on the project via the customization of Krones' LMS. Below is an excerpt from…

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Saving the World in Under 30 Minutes
  It was a great evening of teambuilding for Process and Data Automation! A healthy work-life balance is something that we always strive for. It's even better when it's experienced together.  By the way, we totally saved the world within 28 minutes, but that's no big deal for this team…

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Erie High School Signing Day
Thank you to Erie High School for inviting Process and Data Automation to join them for Signing Day. Cheryll Snyder, PHR, SHRM-CP was in attendance to recognize our new German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter apprentices Owen and Bleh. Congratulations gentlemen and welcome to the PDA Team!   Check out this news article about…

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Single Touch Changeover
Process and Data Automation (PDA) has earned a strong reputation as a problem solver in the private label food manufacturing community. With more than 20 years of experience providing automation and information automation support for a wide range of processing and packaging applications, the CSIA-certified integrator has helped its clients…

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20 years of lines
Success in today’s packaging environment requires flexibility and performance.  Manufacturers need predictable throughput and consistent quality with minimal risk to their contracts and staff.  World-class manufacturers also have a good handle on energy and materials usage as well as a keen understanding of their changeover performance metrics.  As the volume…

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Leveraging SAP MII for Business Information, Courtesy of Automation Signals
  Managing a private label manufacturing portfolio can be challenging, and those challenges are only amplified as the portfolio grows to multiple products and divisions.  One consistent challenge facing the managers of such portfolios is determining the level of capital infusion the holdings require to maintain and expand operations.  Protecting…

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Digitalization Digest: Automation at the Facilities of a Condiments Manufacturer
  Success in private label manufacturing depends on the ability to produce accurately and effectively across a potential host of end clients and their stock-keeping units (SKUs).  Feeding the “effective” side of the equation includes both accurate production and skillful arrangement of orders, and the ability for the machinery to…

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PDA Passes 4th Straight CSIA Audit!
  Process and Data Automation (PDA) is proud to announce that we have passed the audit requirements established by the Control Systems Integrator Association (CSIA) for the fourth consecutive time! The CSIA is a global trade association dedicated to advancing the control system integration industry.   Since 1994, it has helped…

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