Versatech recently sought to improve their ability to impact and enhance manufacturing quality, efficiency, and performance. Versatech CEO, Chad Hill, knew that further centralizing their manufacturing and machine data would allow the organization to improve operations and reduce their reliance on overtime work. Verstech understood that their paper tracking system and reliance on manual tracking left room for improvement across the board.
Versatech elected to implement SensrTrx to assist with this project. SensrTrx offered the ability to centralize the data they needed without a costly implementation or added complexity to any current systems. The full results of their implementation and the project can be seen in the recent case study they performed highlighting their success.
Below is the summarized account of CEO, Chad Hill, on the project. Further information can be found in the official case study that was conducted by SensrTrx and Versatech.
About Versatech & The Project
Versatech is a full-service engineering, manufacturing, and consulting company. The company offers a broad range of offerings which fit into several core areas of service categorizes. This diverse service base provides clients with a single supply source; saving their customers time and money. Their recent project was aimed at using data from across their organization to make operations and processes easier while eliminating reliance on manual efforts.
“What departments and roles started using manufacturing analytics?”
In total there were 5 departments.
- Contract manufacturing
“Why manufacturing analytics vs. something else to manage data?”
Versatech wanted to get the data into one location and track company data inside of one system that all people and departments could access. The existing Paper system was not supporting the departments properly and there was recognized room for improvement.
According to Hill, manufacturing analytics offered both contextual and real-time opportunities access insights out of the central database.
“How long did implementation of SensrTrx take?”
Internally, Versatech had some internal staffing issues, but even with those events in play, the implementation was done quickly and universally adopted across the organization. Hill believed that anyone could implement, adopt, and start achieving ROI in less than 3 months using the application and the insights that manufacturers can pull out of it.
“How did the business benefit from this manufacturing & machine data?”
There were 5 ways highlighted by Hill in which the organization was improved
- Simple efficiency gains from accessible data
- Allowed departments to easily focus on the right issues
- Significant reduction in reliance on overtime work
- Identifiable decrease in waste
- 30% uplift in OEE on two separate production cells
“What was the desired outcome of using SensrTrx inside the project?”
“A reduction in overtime was exactly what we were looking to do with this project, and that’s exactly what we have achieved” – Hill said in the case study
Wrapping it all up
The Versatech project is a great example of how manufacturing and machine data projects can provide fast ROI for manufacturers with a clear vision for how data-driven insights could impact their business’s performance. In cases like theirs, where data is needed without added technology or capabilities, easy-to-use manufacturing analytics applications, like SensrTrx, can be a very affordable and accessible option.