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...
Top 3 Ways OEE Quality Can Be Improved

Top 3 Ways OEE Quality Can Be Improved

I talk about OEE more than just about any other subject. Manufacturers that understand the benefits of lean concepts and continuous improvement philosophies, know how impactful properly calculating and measuring OEE can be. Today, I’m going to highlight the top...
Insights to OEE in the Automotive Industry

Insights to OEE in the Automotive Industry

I’ve written a lot about OEE before: is OEE a flawed metric, is 100% OEE a myth, and why many manufacturers are wasting time trying to measure it. My expertise on the subject recently attracted the attention of a COO of a major automotive parts manufacturer who wanted...
Why Manufacturers Can’t Track Uptime & Efficiency

Why Manufacturers Can’t Track Uptime & Efficiency

I Bet Most Manufacturers Can’t Really Track Uptime and Efficiency Sorry for the inflammatory title. The purpose of this piece isn’t to challenge any manufacturers. In fact, the point of this entire article is designed to point out something I’ve...