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This blog covers numerous topics on industrial automation such as operations & management, continuous & batch processing, connectivity, manufacturing & machine control, and Industry 4.0.

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Grant Vokey

Grant Vokey

Grant Vokey has co-authored the book “MES: An Operations Management Approach,” released by ISA Publishing in March 2020. He brings more than 20 years of diverse manufacturing operations experience, with more than 15 years integrating IT systems into the manufacturing environment. With 10 years as a certified operations manager (CPIM), Grant has a strong understanding of manufacturing operations management and the information and technology needed to operate at world-class levels. Grant also has an excellent understanding of industry best practices and best-in-class utilization of MES. He has been a subject-matter expert for the development of industry-leading MES applications and solutions, a program manager for multiple MES programs, and lead consultant on several implementations of MES in various verticals. Grant is principal consultant at Vokey Consulting, Inc. He can be contacted at

Recent Posts:

Is IT/OT Convergence Just a Buzz Term?

So, is “IT/OT convergence” just another gimmicky buzz term? You could argue that it is. Whenever som...
Grant Vokey Feb 9, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Managing Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies use a number of methodologies in an effort to improve the efficiency of manu...
Grant Vokey Aug 4, 2020 5:15:00 AM

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