7 Ways To Use Data To Improve Manufacturing Performance

Continuous improvement projects have never been more important to manufacturers. Companies are getting pressure from their customers to reduce margins and produce more. Doing this well requires the collection and review of production data to increase the effectiveness of operational equipment and production lines. Unfortunately, these projects fail at a very high rate. Below are[…]

top manufacturing twitter accounts you have to follow

Manufacturing Twitter Accounts You Have To Follow

It might be surprising to some, but the manufacturing community has a pretty strong presence on Twitter. Over the years, I’ve been surprised by the quality of content and conversation that has taken place on the choppy social platform, and wanted to do my part by sharing manufacturing Twitter accounts that are must follow’s for any manufacturing professional.

Regardless of department, there are high-quality Twitter accounts that are constantly providing great information and insight. Sometimes you can uncover this information by keeping tabs on industry hashtags, but the best way to stay on top of industry rumblings is by following the manufacturing twitter accounts I’ve listed below.


manufacturing downtime and under production analytics

Top Cause of Under Production & Downtime For Manufacturers

How much money am I losing by not running these machines? Am I producing to capacity? And, what is under production and downtime really costing my manufacturing business?

These are questions that even the best manufacturers should constantly be asking themselves. In the name of continuous improvement, these questions should permeate the walls of your shop floor like a metronome. Why? Because improving upon these answers can save you a lot of money!

What’s the difference between a dollar spent and a dollar saved? In this case, the opportunity to impact the bottom line through savings is much greater… let me explain.


Manufacturing Analytics vs Tableau

Manufacturing Analytics vs Tableau

Most manufacturers realize if they had the right data they could improve their manufacturing operations. Every manufacturing company wants to make a high quality product, as quickly and cost effectively as they can. Having the right data on production processes can help improve quality, update and increase throughput. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t[…]

Get Control of Your Manufacturing Schedule

I have worked in manufacturing technology for over 18 years building custom software and implementing ERP systems.Over those 18 years, I noticed something…. Almost every manufacturer that implemented a new ERP system struggled with the same core issues. On Time Scheduling Inventory Accuracy Quality Production Costing Even after they implemented an ERP system they had the[…]