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” 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...