Jim came to SYSTEMA in 2016 and has 18 years of manufacturing and software automation experience in advanced automation environments, specializing in Workstream/COBOL customizations, tool integration, and data collection and aggregation. In 2014, he and his family spent two years in Ethiopia teaching English and Computer Science courses to international high school students. He enjoys traveling, reading historical and science fiction books, and all kinds of Japanese food.
Recent posts by Jim Connett
February 16, 2022 | Jim Connett
The Tribal Knowledge Pandemic
The importance of carefully documenting manufacturing processes can’t be understated. Here are some tips for creating a shared knowledge base.
December 13, 2021 | Jim Connett
Presenting Your Data to Tell A Story
Visualizing data from your MES and other systems provide powerful capabilities including detecting data trends, supporting capacity planning, and much more.
October 21, 2021 | Jim Connett
Manufacturing in the Cloud?
Decades of advances in security and interconnectivity may have you wondering: Is now a good time for manufacturers to move to the cloud?
October 05, 2021 | Jim Connett
Mythbusting the MES
Unpacking common misconceptions and assumptions that exist around the topics of deploying, integrating, and configuring a manufacturing execution system.
September 07, 2021 | Jim Connett
Closing the Inventory Management Feedback Loop
Learn how to leverage the data available via ERP, MES, and shopfloor systems to ensure you have material on hand to fulfill production orders.
August 24, 2021 | Jim Connett
The Modeled Process
A well-modeled MES outlines the plan, design, and golden path to manufacturing excellence if followed.
August 05, 2021 | Jim Connett
Human, Machine, or Software?
Artificial intelligence continues to press the boundaries of software capabilities. Is AI capable of advanced reasoning?
July 22, 2021 | Jim Connett
Post-Pandemic: Emerging Trends in Manufacturing
4 emerging trends for manufacturers to consider post-pandemic.
July 07, 2021 | Jim Connett
E10 Unmasked – Closing the Loop
Q & A regarding some nuances with the application of the SEMI E10 standard.
June 21, 2021 | Jim Connett
What Does the Chip Shortage Mean for the Semiconductor Industry?
Manufacturing automation will play a critical role in semiconductor manufacturers’ ability to meet increasing demand for integrated circuits.