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There’s Only One Place To Find ROI From SensrTrx

There’s Only One Place To Find ROI From SensrTrx Continuous improvement doesn’t look the same for everyone. If one were to ask ten of our clients what they were originally looking to accomplish with SensrTrx, one might receive ten different answers. It’s easy to assume that machine availability is the main focus, or maybe it’s[…]

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3 Manufacturing Quality Metrics Everyone Should Know

3 Manufacturing Quality Metrics Everyone Should Know It’s important to understand how objectives in manufacturing — like improved quality— can be engineered through better data. This all starts by understanding the best manufacturing quality metrics and being able to discern which levers are responsible for moving the needle on this goal. Quality is an essential[…]

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OEE vs OPE (TEEP) – Which Should Manufacturers Calculate?

OEE vs OPE (TEEP) – Which Should Manufacturers Calculate? What’s the difference between OEE and OPE metrics in manufacturing? This is an interesting question I see asked a lot. Below, I’ll get into the difference between OEE and OPE (which is also known as TEEP) and highlight the advantages of tracking both. In my synopsis[…]

Ways To Improve Manufacturing Energy Usage, Water Usage, & More

Ways To Improve Manufacturing Energy Usage, Water Usage, & More

Ways To Improve Manufacturing Energy Usage, Water Usage, & More

The discussion surrounding manufacturing analytics often quickly diverts to a conversation about analyzing machines, production, and operational elements of manufacturing. However, one of the new ways that top manufacturers are leveraging analytics is in how they use utilities like energy, water, and more.

Consider the way that a production line runs or the amount of water used on many factory floors. These efforts leverage a lot of resources, and not just the ones internal to the manufacturer.

Manufacturers are starting to realize these are not fixed costs. Utilities offer a major area for savings for a lot of manufacturers.

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Software Can't Reduce Downtime... But This Can...

Software Can’t Reduce Downtime… But This Can…

Software Can’t Reduce Downtime… But This Can… A couple of weeks ago I was meeting with the VP of Operations at one of our customer’s plants. He said something interesting. “Software can’t reduce downtime, scrap or increase throughput only my team can do that”, he shared. “What your software does is solve a problem every manufacturer[…]

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Manufacturing ERP Systems Don’t Do What You Think They Do

Manufacturing ERP Systems Don’t Do What You Think They Do I talk about manufacturing software a lot. I have spent decades building, developing, and working on the ground-level with manufacturing software. Unfortunately, a lot of what is marketed to manufacturers is smoke and mirrors. Manufacturing ERP systems are usually one of the first software systems[…]

Manufacturing Data Is Worthless Without This Important Component

Manufacturing Data Is Worthless Without This… Sort of a salacious title, right? It’s true. Manufacturing data is worthless without one simple thing. Every year I watch manufacturers ignore important issues and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to solve manufacturing challenges using data, but still, completely miss this important component. What’s more, this data[…]

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Manufacturing Data You Absolutely Don’t Need!

Here’s The Manufacturing Data You Absolutely Don’t Need!

You don’t need all that manufacturing data.

To some, collecting any kind of machine data from the manufacturing floor can seem complex. I hear actually this a lot. “All data collection technologies have all these features and we are too small or our processes are too simple”. This is a really common outlook.

Other people tell me that these same kinds of data collection technologies and methods are too simple. “We need SPC (statistical process control), ERP integration, MES functionality, etc.” .. the list goes on.

So, which is it? Are some manufacturers just way behind; while others are way ahead of everyone else – technology developers included?

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