Author Archives: Pawel Mierzwa

About Pawel Mierzwa

Pawel Mierzwa is a Managing Director of Sales Operations at Andea. In this role, Pawel is responsible for working with Andea’s strategic clients on the introduction and implementation of new software solutions and services. He has over 15 years of enterprise sales experience working for software companies in the MES, ERP and BI space. Before joining Andea, Pawel worked for Apriso (now part of Dassault Systèmes) and MicroStrategy. Pawel received his Bachelor Degree in Financial Management from the California State University, Long Beach.

Fitness tracker… Does your factory have one?

Andea-eBoxWatchFit2In 2016 my wife surprised me with a fitness tracker for my B-day. It is a Garmin watch that does everything from measuring my running speed and heart rate, to displaying how well I slept the night before. I have always been active and like to play sports, so this was a fantastic gift idea. The watch has been a great tool not only to motivate me to be active but also to do it better.

Recently I was speaking to a large electronics manufacturer looking for ways to improve their final test and packaging processes. The client knows that they need to improve some KPI’s such as machine performance and first pass yield. The problem is that they find it hard to quantify what improvement is reachable. Why? Continue reading

Is this the time to replace a custom MES with a commercial package?

Time to UpgradeI have been selling MES systems for almost a decade now. When I first entered the industry, MES systems were typically sold as MES applications. These applications offered out-of-the box functionality that included things like preconfigured system logic and user screens. Such applications lacked configurability, flexibility and modifying them was not a trivial task. It typically required custom coding and in extreme cases, modifications of the source code. As a result, many manufacturing companies chose to build custom applications to help them manage their production processes. Continue reading