Entries by Kiyan Klocker

How to Supercharge Your Lean Efforts in 2021

How to Supercharge Your Lean Efforts Modern technology has created new ways that assist you in maximizing the results from your lean efforts. Back in the mid-1900s, Toyota invented the Toyota Production System (TPS). This process emphasized a set of manufacturing principles that are still very relevant today. Now, this process is more commonly referred […]

Industry 4.0 in the Simplest Terms Possible

Industry 4.0 in the Simplest Terms Possible The manufacturing industry has been progressing towards the 4th industrial revolution. Industry 1.0 brought mechanized production with steam engines. Industry 2.0 brought mass production with assembly lines and electricity. Industry 3.0 brought automation, production without direct human intervention. What does Industry 4.0 bring? There is no revolutionary new style […]

Data Reliability: Do you Trust Your Data?

Data Reliability: Do you Trust Your Data? First of all, if you are even gathering and analyzing data at all, that’s a great start. It encourages the right mindset and means that you are trying to improve your manufacturing process. On the other hand, if you don’t trust your data and have weak data reliability, […]

How “Current” is Your Factory Floor Data Collection Process?

Your Factory Floor Data Collection Process is More Important than You Might Think How “Current” is Your Factory Floor Data Collection Process? Data runs our world today. Some of the largest and most successful companies that we see rely on enormous amounts of data to drive their business decisions. They base everything on data. Companies […]

What is Real-Time Visibility? And Why it Changes Everything

What is Real-Time Visibility? What is real-time visibility? It’s all in the name, it’s getting visibility, data, and insight into a process as that process takes place. No delay, no gathering of information. Real-time data solutions automate the process of gathering data manually and deliver it to you to analyze and make quick data-driven decisions. […]

MES vs IoT: What’s the Difference?

MES vs IoT: What’s the Difference? MES vs IoT. Two manufacturing solutions that are equipped with the ability to greatly increase plant floor production, and eliminate inefficiencies. Each of these two types of solutions are great at what they do. However, they are not exactly interchangeable. There are many key functions that differentiate these two […]

3 Vital Benefits of Smart Manufacturing

3 Vital Benefits of Smart Manufacturing There’s an extensive list of smart manufacturing benefits and many ways that smart manufacturing can add value to a company. Today, there is a “smart” everything and manufacturing companies are not getting left behind on this trend. Technology continues to advance at a quick pace in the 21st century. […]

An Essential Tool to Help You Follow Lean Principles

Lean Principles in Manufacturing What are “the” Lean principles in manufacturing? There’s a lot of key aspects and rules that go into lean manufacturing, and five main principles you should strive to follow- Define Value Map the Value Stream  Create Flow Establish Pull Pursue Perfection If you want more detailed information on these five principles, […]