Play it Safe with Factory Floor Information Projects – Part 2

Shop 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 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

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

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

OEE | 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 the production process, is not [...]

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

OEE | 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 and productive manner. As previously [...]

What You Might be Missing in Your Shop Floor OEE Metrics

OEE | 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 important measure for many manufacturing [...]

What you need to know about APS

Advanced Planning Scheduling|

Taking the plunge into the APS pool What you need to know so you don’t get in over your head This is the second in a series of three articles on scheduling systems. Walk [...]

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