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...
Why This Continuous Improvement Department Touts New Data

Why This Continuous Improvement Department Touts New Data

Versatech recently implemented a company-wide initiative aimed at using data to improve manufacturing performance and reduce reliance on overtime work. Their continuous improvement department was a part of this initiative and was able to successfully leverage their...
Improving Complex Manufacturing Line Layouts

Improving Complex Manufacturing Line Layouts

Improving Complex Manufacturing Line Layouts One of the biggest issues that manufacturers face is inefficiencies in their manufacturing lines. This looks like manufacturing cells with bottlenecks, unscheduled downtime, and inconsistent throughput. This is one of the...
How Lean Manufacturers Avoid Costs When They’re Growing

How Lean Manufacturers Avoid Costs When They’re Growing

I spend a lot of time speaking with and working with some of the world’s smartest lean manufacturers. They embrace the idea of lean manufacturing. They live and breathe it and every part of their business; however, many of them admittedly struggle in one area in...