Entries by Kevin Jones

Machine Downtime and OEE: Why Machine Data is Valuable

Smart Manufacturing is the use of one or more technologies including IoT, automation and robots, big data, artificial intelligence and modeling to optimize manufacturing. Optimizing of Manufacturing Companies can optimize manufacturing from product concept generation, flexible operations for changing customer needs, manufacturing efficiencies, machines becoming self-optimizing and self-diagnosing, and creating a dynamic manufacturing supply chain. […]

How is OEE Calculated?

OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) provides an indication for how effectively machines are utilized on a manufacturing plant floor. It’s valuable for identifying and removing production constraints and for driving up revenue earned by every machine. The calculation has some mysticism surrounding the complexity of it’s calculation. We’ll simplify the calculation to a level where the […]

Breaking it Down: Building Blocks of Smart Manufacturing

A Smart Manufacturing company is a manufacturer with fully integrated solutions which empower it to be highly flexible and responsive to changing conditions, with self-healing systems. Those capabilities enable a company to reduce costs, generate more revenue, and increase their competitiveness in their market. So how does it all work, and where do these capabilities […]