Excel Still Reigns Supreme

I’m currently working for a client in aluminium manufacturing. I was amazed to discover that all of the planning of their production processes (what is generally the responsibility of the MES system) is completely hand-crafted in Excel.

Excel has Zero Cost

Yesterday I had a very interesting discussion with the founder of a software services company for the steel industry.

The Unobvious Importance of some old Excel Worksheet

One common type of project I find myself doing is moving calculations from Excel to Python. The reason why it’s nearly always good to “productionalize” Excel files as code, is the incredibly high cost of getting things wrong in manufacturing....

Delta Lake Excel Plugin

Microsoft Excel has long been used by both managers and engineers for quick data analysis. Entire dashboards have been built with this tool and discussed daily in production meetings. The convenience of scrolling through the data and the ease of...

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