What is a Pareto Chart?

What is a Pareto Chart?

Our goal in this blog to explain what a Pareto Chart is, why it’s useful to manufacturers, and how it’s used within manufacturing analytics to help identify and fix problems on the factory floor. We’ll also use a specific example from a SensrTrx...
How To Analyze Machine Downtime?

How To Analyze Machine Downtime?

How Do I Conduct a Machine Downtime Analysis? If you’re experiencing loss of productivity because of downtime, you are looking for answers. How much downtime am I experiencing? What is causing it and why? How much is it costing me? An accurate analysis of your...
Does Scheduled Downtime Affect OEE?

Does Scheduled Downtime Affect OEE?

Does scheduled downtime affect OEE? OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) is a metric used by manufacturers to determine the overall efficiency of their machines. Manufacturers often wonder how scheduled downtime affects OEE since downtime can be a reflection of...
How To Accurately Report on Downtime?

How To Accurately Report on Downtime?

How do we ensure that the downtime data that we have is accurate? There’s a saying in marksmanship that when shooting a rifle “precision leads to accuracy”. The basic premise being that a rifleman who consistently puts a group of shots on target and close together...
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...