Why Factory Floor Automation Projects Fail!

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Don’t fall short of the goal by missing the Three (3) Points-of-Integration Engineer And Apprentice Using Automated Milling Machine Machine Integration, Machine Monitoring, OEE Metrics, Paperless or [...]

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Why Factory Floor Project Fail… Misunderstanding MRP and MES (Part 3)

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Factory Floor Projects which are targeted to improve the production process on the manufacturing floor come in all shapes and sizes. Part 1 of this series published late last year, [...]

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Real-Time Factory Floor Information Projects…Play it safe! – Part 1

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Wiring-up your machine to a central server to collect data for evaluation of OEE metrics or using bar code readers to facilitate a factory floor Data Collection project might sound [...]

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Play it Safe with Factory Floor Information Projects – Part 2

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As mentioned in Part 1 of the article, trying to collect data at “grouped” operations like laser cutting, roll cutting or furnace operations where many different parts are processed at [...]

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Factory Floor – What Are You Missing? The Value of OEE Metrics on the Factory Shop Floor

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A recent article by a QAD consultant discussed factory floor effectiveness and OEE Metrics. It is a good article, but as a long time MES partner of QAD, I would [...]

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Trump, Carrier, Analytics, Government and You

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Nelson Schwartz of the New York Times in his article about President Elect Trump's personal injection into the Carrier’s move to Mexico wrote: “On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, [...]

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Umpires, Strike Zones, Analytics and Manufacturing….What Do They Have in Common?

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After watching the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays play in Game 4 and Game 5 of the ALCS, I could not help but notice how effective (or ineffective) [...]

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Do you need an MES or Shop Floor Data Collection for Production Tracking?

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Generally speaking, there are two major categories of Production Tracking Systems in the market but only one that realistically helps minimize wasted time, control floor activities and analyze opportunities for [...]

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Do you need an MES for your factory floor?

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Generally speaking, there are two major categories of factory floor systems in the market…and both of them help minimize, control and analyze factory activities. You can group these systems into [...]

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You’ve got to earn it

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Barcoding on the factory floor What is the value of printing labels on demand? In world class manufacturing, there is a difference between barcode printing and barcode reading, although [...]

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