Push vs. Pull System

Push vs. Pull System

What is a Pull System? A pull system essentially means requesting things as needed on the floor. This is the basis for the Kanban system. The theory is that you won’t build up excess inventory or work in progress (WIP) by only requesting things when you need...
The Goal: A Book Club Review

The Goal: A Book Club Review

Here at SensrTrx, all of our employees participate in a book club. Sound silly? It’s not. Once a week, we meet (via Zoom) to discuss a few chapters from a book. The book topics vary – maybe it’s a manufacturing book or a book on sales. Every person...
What is Process Data and How Do You Use it?

What is Process Data and How Do You Use it?

What is Process Data? Process data is things like temperature, vibration, speed, current draw, flow rates, basically anything that can be pulled from a machine to tell how it’s running. Process data can be collected and compiled into manufacturing software,...
Why You Need a Manufacturing App to Run Your Factory

Why You Need a Manufacturing App to Run Your Factory

If you have a smartphone, you likely use apps to get directions, play games, engage on social media, check your email, even using a manufacturing app to understand how a factory is performing, the list goes on and on. In fact, “an average mobile app user in the...
The Problem With Scheduling And What To Do About It

The Problem With Scheduling And What To Do About It

In manufacturing, you have to have a schedule to figure out what to make and when all with the goal of delivering on time to your customers. It’s nothing new to the manufacturing world, but how a production schedule is created and distributed could be vastly...
How IoT Impacts the Wine Supply Chain

How IoT Impacts the Wine Supply Chain

Have you ever wondered how that bottle of wine ended up on your counter? Of course, you probably have an idea of the process of making wine – that much I don’t need to tell you. But have you ever really stopped to think of what the journey of a grape, from farm to...