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 [...]

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