Lean vs. Six Sigma – What’s the Difference?

Lean vs. Six Sigma – What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between Lean vs. Six Sigma? Six Sigma eliminates defects and waste while improving quality and efficiency inevitably improving business processes. Lean streamlines manufacturing and production processes by cutting out unnecessary and...
Focus on Solving Everyday Problems to Find ROI in IoT

Focus on Solving Everyday Problems to Find ROI in IoT

During the Smart Factory Summit we attended last month, Banner Engineering’s Matt Negaard gave a fantastic presentation on the changing paradigms of IoT and Digital Transformation, pointing out that manufacturers need to stop thinking about industrial IoT as a...
What is Manufacturing Excellence?

What is Manufacturing Excellence?

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford (supposedly) Manufacturing excellence is a broad term. For some manufacturers it represents simply a production benchmark, a set of “world-class”...