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Should you consider Lean Manufacturing?

Should you consider Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing focuses on creating an efficient, effective organization. Properly using Lean principles and techniques as a manufacturer allow that manufacturer to reduce waste, create more customer value, increase revenue and profits of the company, and more. In...

IoT in Manufacturing: Is IoT a Long Term Solution?

IoT in Manufacturing: Is IoT a Long Term Solution?

What is IoT in Manufacturing? Simply put, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the use of tools to gather data from manufacturing equipment, people, and other systems to get the right information to the people and machines who need it, where they need it, and when they...

What is Industry 4.0, and how does it help you?

What is Industry 4.0, and how does it help you?

Industry 4.0 is the fourth Industrial Revolution. Basically, we are taking everything from Industry 3.0, and optimizing it with modern, smart technology. Industry 3.0 allowed us to replace processes formerly done by humans, with machines and automation with some...

Insiders View on Reducing CNC Machine Downtime

Insiders View on Reducing CNC Machine Downtime

Exec Summary A leading manufacturer of specialized metal products for the aerospace industry had significant challenges with visibility into their finishing shop. The issues were primarily around downtime and bottlenecks. They were having a negative impact on the...

Impact of Accurate Data for Lean Projects

Impact of Accurate Data for Lean Projects

Executive Summary Many small manufacturers struggle with successful Lean efforts. Often the cause is bad data. Industrial IoT solutions can drive improvements in Lean efforts by providing accurate, real-time data. The data comes from remotely monitoring production,...

Two Ways to Improve Production Schedules

Two Ways to Improve Production Schedules

We talk with a lot of manufacturers, especially high mix/low volume shops, which have challenges with their production schedules, and production scheduling boards. Typically, ERP systems don't have great scheduling modules. Too often those production schedules are...

Connect IIoT platform to CMMS?

Connect IIoT platform to CMMS?

Connect IIoT platform to CMMS? Should we connect our CMMS to our IIoT platform? Would that effort provide us with valuable results? Yes…only if you keep a few points in mind. These points are honestly a reminder to stick to the basics. Note: Computerized Maintenance...

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