Healthy Maintenance Culture with Stuart Fergusson

Healthy Maintenance Culture with Stuart Fergusson

Episode Overview  “The first step is the embodiment of the idea that maintenance is everybody’s problem. People care about maintenance activity and they care about what’s happening. What are you celebrating? What are your wins? Instead of the...
8 Valuable Lessons Learned from Years of IIoT Projects

8 Valuable Lessons Learned from Years of IIoT Projects

This is a guest post written by our partners at Ectobox, an Industrial Intelligence solutions company. Their mission is to help manufacturing companies operate more efficiently and grow. If you have a business problem that needs to be solved, contact Ectobox to get...
System of Record vs. System of Engagement

System of Record vs. System of Engagement

In recent years, a system of engagement has been proposed as a replacement to the more traditional system of record. In this blog, we’ll explore each system and which is more valuable to manufacturers throughout the world. System of Engagement: ” A system...
What is a Visual Factory?

What is a Visual Factory?

A visual factory really isn’t all that dissimilar from a smart factory in the way that it is providing a way for people on the floor to understand where they stand at any given moment. But, it doesn’t have to be smart to provide value like a smart factory...
SensrTrx and Iterate Labs Establish Partnership

SensrTrx and Iterate Labs Establish Partnership

Manufacturing analytics application and digitized workforce productivity platform join forces to maximize manufacturing productivity. ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 17, 2021 – SensrTrx and Iterate Labs have formed a partnership to help manufacturers get maximum...
Push vs. Pull System

Push vs. Pull System

What is a Pull System? A pull system essentially means requesting things as needed on the floor. This is the basis for the Kanban system. The theory is that you won’t build up excess inventory or work in progress (WIP) by only requesting things when you need...
PDCA: Plan, Do, Check, Act

PDCA: Plan, Do, Check, Act

What is the PDCA Cycle? PDCA stands for plan, do, check, and either act or adjust. It’s essentially the foundation of continuous improvement. Made popular by W. Edwards Deming, an engineer, statistician, management consultant, and generally considered to be the...
The Goal: A Book Club Review

The Goal: A Book Club Review

Here at SensrTrx, all of our employees participate in a book club. Sound silly? It’s not. Once a week, we meet (via Zoom) to discuss a few chapters from a book. The book topics vary – maybe it’s a manufacturing book or a book on sales. Every person...
What Makes a Great Leader with Mike Leigh

What Makes a Great Leader with Mike Leigh

Episode Overview Mike Leigh is the President of OpX Solutions, a performance improvement company that helps manufacturers remove the barriers that prevent them from achieving their goals by developing leaders and improving processes. As such, Mike knows a lot about...
An Employee Incentive Program That Actually Works

An Employee Incentive Program That Actually Works

What are your thoughts on an employee incentive program? Love them, hate them? If you ask us, we love manufacturing incentive programs because they can improve the efficiency of the company. But, if those programs aren’t done correctly, well, it can have the exact...