The Top 12 Manufacturing KPIs To Track Operational Excellence

The Top 12 Manufacturing KPIs To Track Operational Excellence

This is part of the series of blog posts we are writing called “Measuring for Excellence”, in which we’ll be exploring the strategies and best practices some of the most successful companies employ to build a culture of manufacturing excellence in their organization....
OEE vs OPE (TEEP) – Which Should Manufacturers Calculate?

OEE vs OPE (TEEP) – Which Should Manufacturers Calculate?

OEE vs OPE (TEEP) – Which Should Manufacturers Calculate? What’s the difference between OEE and OPE metrics in manufacturing? This is an interesting question I see asked a lot. Below, I’ll get into the difference between OEE and OPE (which is also...
Easily Supercharge Legacy Manufacturing Equipment

Easily Supercharge Legacy Manufacturing Equipment

Supercharge Legacy Manufacturing Equipment Manufacturing equipment lasts a long time, I have been in plants that had equipment from the 40s, 50s, and 60s and those machines are still running strong. A lot of these machines have no electronics or if they do they are...
What Is The Cause of Downtime In Manufacturing?

What Is The Cause of Downtime In Manufacturing?

The Cause of Downtime In Manufacturing Downtime is one of the biggest problems in manufacturing. It is costly and damaging to all manufacturing businesses. Downtime is caused by planned maintenance, tool breaks, adjustments and even bathroom breaks. Every minute a...
How To Monitor Machines & Provide Better Service

How To Monitor Machines & Provide Better Service

How To Monitor Machines & Provide Better Service If you’re an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), it’s easy to see why monitoring customer machines offers some big benefits for sales teams. However, many of the original equipment manufacturers we...