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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 “People-less” factory floor systems are [...]

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, started with machine integration considerations [...]

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 like a productive thing to [...]

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 one time is not conducive [...]

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 ask two questions: 1. Do [...]

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 [...]

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