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FACTIVITY Implementation at CoorsTek Uden Netherlands

2020-01-23T01:17:14+00:00Case Study|

THE COMPANY: With headquarters in Golden, CO, USA, CoorsTek is the largest Engineered Ceramics and Advance Materials manufacturer in the world. The company develops, produces and markets components and assemblies for [...]

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Why Factory Floor Automation Projects Fail!

2020-01-23T01:17:13+00:00Shop Floor Data Collection|

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)

2020-01-23T01:17:13+00:00Shop Floor Data Collection|

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

2020-01-23T01:17:13+00:00Shop Floor Data Collection|

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

2020-01-23T01:17:13+00:00Shop Floor Data Collection|

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

2020-01-23T01:17:14+00:00Shop Floor Data Collection|

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

2020-01-23T01:17:13+00:00OEE | KPI Measurement|

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 [...]

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

2020-01-23T01:17:13+00:00OEE | KPI Measurement|

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 [...]

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What You Might be Missing in Your Shop Floor OEE Metrics

2020-01-23T01:17:10+00:00OEE | KPI Measurement|

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 [...]

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