Why is Manual Reporting Not Lean?

Why is Manual Reporting Not Lean?

Can you imagine a scenario where a manufacturer uses lean techniques to improve production but when collecting and contextualizing data, those lean techniques go out the window? We can. It happens pretty regularly actually.   Manufacturers put all of the time and...
Football and Manufacturing Analytics: A New Era of Data

Football and Manufacturing Analytics: A New Era of Data

On the heel of the national championship (a big congratulations to the LSU Tigers!) and a  Super Bowl win by the Kansas City Chiefs, sports are inevitably consuming our free time. We don’t know about you, but we’re thinking about all of the buffalo chicken...
Zen and the Art of Manufacturing Analytics

Zen and the Art of Manufacturing Analytics

Zen: (n) a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort It may sound far-fetched to blend a Buddhist mindset with an IIoT technology but stick with us. The connection will make sense shortly. By...
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...