Evaluating an APS

Advanced Planning Scheduling|

Is an APS System Right for You? This is the third in a series of three articles on scheduling systems. See the first article here.  As discussed in part two of this series on [...]

Trump, Carrier, Analytics, Government and You

Shop Floor Data Collection|

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, Indiana’s governor and the vice [...]

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

Shop Floor Data Collection|

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) the umpires behind home plate [...]

Don’t Make This Common Mistake with your Paperless Shop Floor Decision

Paperless Factory|

Many manufacturing companies today are making the decision to improve the visibility and control of the factory floor production activities through the use of newer technology in computer systems. These new shop floor systems are [...]

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

Shop Floor Data Collection|

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 process improvements. You can group [...]

Do you need an MES for your factory floor?

Shop Floor Data Collection|

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 two categories.  The first is [...]