Industry Experts to Discuss Impact of the Cloud on Manufacturing in Upcoming Webinar

Executives at 42Q, Bloom Energy and LNS Research to Provide Industrial Companies and Manufacturers with a Better Understanding of Digital Manufacturing Options

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 42Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), will participate in the webinar, "Modern MES: Are Companies Finally Ready for Cloud Options?," on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. (ET). This webinar will be hosted and moderated by LNS Research principal analyst Andrew Hughes. Bloom Energy's Chief Technology Officer, Venkat Venkataraman will discuss their experience deploying Cloud MES at Bloom Energy's manufacturing facilities. Attendees can register to join the webinar via this link.

For nearly 30 years, companies have used Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for factory management and control. While functionality has evolved, innovation in MES has slowed in recent years. Because of the cloud and other innovations, this is no longer the case. These changes, along with the drive toward Smart Manufacturing, are motivating operations and technology executives to seriously consider cloud MES as a complement to their overall digital transformation strategy. Cloud manufacturing solutions enable organizations to eliminate the lengthy and expensive infrastructure acquisition and configuration process, and deploy digital manufacturing solutions immediately.

During this webinar, Srivats Ramaswami, CTO at 42Q, will examine how 42Q forged the path to true cloud MES as a viable option for virtually every manufacturer. Venkat Venkataraman, CTO at Bloom Energy, will then address his company's implementation of cloud MES, the lessons learned and results achieved. Andrew Hughes of LNS Research will add additional context and industry perspective and will also address questions companies ask about cloud MES including security, latency, network reliability and failover.

"Bloom Energy needed a MES for two very different types of production that could also provide visibility for key metrics across multiple manufacturing facilities. With a new factory opening in a matter of weeks, their existing MES was not adequate," said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO, 42Q. "The 42Q cloud solution was deployed in less than two months, allowing the new factory to open on schedule. We look forward to discussing this implementation in detail during LNS' upcoming webinar."

42Q's cloud solution helps manufacturers more easily cross traditional boundaries of automation, engineering, operations, and IT, enabling a factory to easily, and more cost effectively implement the key elements of a smart factory and Industry 4.0. For more information, please visit A recording will be available following the conclusion of the event.

About 42Q
42Q is a leading provider of cloud MES solutions, implemented in over 50 manufacturing facilities. Our mission is to deliver scalable, flexible and easy to implement manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our management team has extensive experience with the architecture, development and implementation of advanced MES and manufacturing automation systems deployed across a broad range of vertical markets. 42Q is a business unit of Sanmina Corporation. For more information on 42Q, please visit and follow the company on LinkedIn.

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