manufacturing quality metrics

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[…]

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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Easily Supercharge Legacy Manufacturing Equipment

Supercharge Legacy Manufacturing Equipment Manufacturing equipment lasts a long time, I have been in plants that had equipment from the 40s, 50s, and 60s and those machines are still running strong. A lot of these machines have no electronics or if they do they are very simple. Therefore, our preferred solution of connecting directly to[…]

manufacturing erp systems

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[…]

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