Don’t Buy a New ERP, Do This Instead

Don’t Buy a New ERP, Do This Instead

I’m Frustrated with the Lack of Flexibility of an ERP. What Now? An ERP is designed to do two things – account for the past and to a certain extent, plan for the future. Based on the sales orders that come into an ERP, you figure out how much inventory is...
Why is World-Class OEE a Myth?

Why is World-Class OEE a Myth?

World-class OEE is a myth, 85% was a number pulled out of the sky. The overall OEE number will be different for every manufacturer and different machines will have different OEEs on the floor. We talked about OEE being a flawed metric, but let’s take an even...
Manufacturing Analytics vs SCADA

Manufacturing Analytics vs SCADA

Manufacturing is a complicated industry; there are many, many solutions available to ensure every aspect of your business is producing and on-track. Take a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) solution for example. How does manufacturing analytics vs SCADA...
What are the Best Manufacturing Reporting Tools?

What are the Best Manufacturing Reporting Tools?

Traditional reporting tools can be inefficient. Purpose-built analytics platforms are quick, easy-to-use. Manufacturers no longer need to rely on a decision-making guessing game. Use the best manufacturing reportings tools to make data-driven decisions that can impact...
What are Examples of Big Data in Manufacturing?

What are Examples of Big Data in Manufacturing?

Defined by Gartner in 2001, big data is “high-volume, high-velocity and/or high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing that enable enhanced insight, decision making, and process automation.” Big...