Better On-Time-Delivery…Using Metrics to Improve the Production Process: Part 1

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Metrics, a measurement methodology, are being used frequently in today’s manufacturing environment as the pathway to best practices and world class manufacturing. The use of information, specifically data collected during the production process, is not [...]

Better On-Time-Delivery…Using Metrics to Improve the Production Process: Part 2

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As mentioned in Part 1 of this Article, there are a few steps needed in order to successfully use any or all of these reporting (Metrics) tools in a useful and productive manner. As previously [...]

What You Might be Missing in Your Shop Floor OEE Metrics

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BETTER INFORMATION LEADS TO BETTER SHOP FLOOR CONTROL Knowing the “who, what, why” is more important than just the “where and when” OEE, or Overall Equipment Effectiveness, has become an important measure for many manufacturing [...]

Should you invest in Analytics or Metrics?

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The truth about which technology is best for your company Often in discussions regarding factory performance measurements, regardless of whether the area that is being analyzed is the machines overall effectiveness (OEE), labor productivity and [...]

Comparing your Operating Units using Multi-Plant Metric Analysis

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Obtaining real-time and real-effective OEE measurements (Part 3) This is the third article in a series on OEE measurements. Read the first article here. Read the second article here.  Finding a way to compare [...]

Machine integration vs. machine monitoring

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OEE…does it require machine integration, machine monitoring, both or neither? Obtaining real-time and real-effective OEE measurements (Part 2) This is the second article in a series on OEE measurements. Read the first article here.  Good [...]

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