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” manufacturing...
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...
Software Can’t Reduce Downtime… But This Can…

Software Can’t Reduce Downtime… But This Can…

Software Can’t Reduce Downtime… But This Can… A couple of weeks ago I was meeting with the VP of Operations at one of our customer’s plants. He said something interesting. “Software can’t reduce downtime, scrap or increase throughput only my...
3 Popular Manufacturing Projects In 2018

3 Popular Manufacturing Projects In 2018

3 Popular Manufacturing Projects In 2018 We are at a strange time in manufacturing. The manufacturing industry is changing rapidly. The advent of new technologies and the availability of large amounts of valuable new data is leading all of us down a path of eventual...