Entries by Kiyan Klocker

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, […]

Preventive Vs Predictive Maintenance for Manufacturers

Preventive Vs Predictive Maintenance for Manufacturers Preventive vs predictive maintenance, each of these maintenance strategies will help improve the longevity of equipment. Regular maintenance will help to keep your assets healthy, reliable, and running at peak performance. Machine downtime gets expensive, even just a few minutes of downtime can be extremely costly. Putting a strong […]

Improper Production Downtime Tracking is Flattening Your Profits

Improper Production Downtime Tracking is Flattening Your Profits How accurate is your production downtime tracking? Are you even tracking production downtime? Do you have a good idea of how much production downtime is costing you each week, month, year? Consultants believe 4 out of 5 manufacturers (80%!!) are unable to accurately estimate their downtime (source). […]

2 ways to Boost your Manufacturing Operational Efficiency Today

2 ways to Boost your Manufacturing Operational Efficiency Manufacturing operational efficiency is something that all manufacturers constantly need to focus on, and there is no finish line. It would be great to make a number of improvements and then tell yourself “good job, now we can just sit back and keep signing clients.” Unfortunately, that’s […]

The 4 Stages to Creating a Data-Driven Culture

The 4 Stages to Creating a Data-Driven Culture What is a data-driven culture, and data-driven manufacturing? It’s simply gathering, analyzing, making decisions, and acting on data. It’s for companies that have the expectation to be more productive than they were the day before. Going from point A to point B, continually improving, continually setting goals, […]

Manufacturing Reporting: Are Whiteboards enough Today?

Manufacturing Reporting: Are Whiteboards enough Today? Manufacturing reporting and data collection have always been important. The manufacturing sector is becoming more competitive each day. Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to set themselves apart, make more revenue, and increase operational efficiency. IIoT, manufacturing analytics, and smart manufacturing systems are great. However, a great number of […]