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Manufacturing Articles - Manufacturing Technology Manufacturing Technology - Trial by Fire...and Ice
Mar. 5th, 2014

The most important feature a client wants from a Digital Signage system is for it to work.  Period. Whether it is installed in a factory for production line metrics, showing KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) in a distribution center, or in a QSR above a fryer or oven, the Digital Signage player needs to do its job.

Does the SF-200 have what it takes? (Read More >>)

Manufacturing Articles - Lean Six Sigma LEAN Six Sigma - Is There a New Methodology?
Mar. 2nd, 2014

When determining the methodology that is best suited for the Six Sigma project at your organization, one must consider; can there be a way to improve upon the methodology itself?

Why are methodologies used in a Six Sigma project? (Read More >>)

Manufacturing Articles - Manufacturing Technology Manufacturing Technology - Are You Ignoring the Safety of This Team Member?
Feb. 25th, 2014

Imagine the uproar and ensuing repercussions if, upon inspection, you found people on the factory floor working without using proper safety equipment. It would only be a matter of time before someone got fired, hurt, or worse. Left uncorrected, there are bound to be work stoppages and lose of production, all because someone tried to take safety shortcuts. (Read More >>)

Manufacturing Articles - Manufacturing Strategy Manufacturing Strategy - What’s In Your Communications Tool Box?
Feb. 18th, 2014

Communication is critical in the manufacturing environment. There is an arsenal of communication tools that can be used to dispense pertinent data to the workforce. These include transmitting information through scheduled meetings, cell phones, emails, newsletters, two-way radios, and PA systems. The combination of these methods cause wasted time and allow for delays or mis-communication of information. (Read More >>)

Manufacturing Articles - Safety Metrics Safety Metrics - 4 Steps That Make a Difference
Feb. 16th, 2014

For safety metrics to have real value to manufacturers they must be used as a basis for change and those changes need to be communicated clearly to the workforce. Why?

As manufacturers continue to look for methods to increase production yield, risk management also becomes a critical success factor. Work hours lost due to injury means less production. (Read More >>)

Manufacturing Articles - Lean Strategy Lean Strategy - Talk Is Not Cheap!
Feb. 14th, 2014

Within all manufacturing environments, wasteful activities are abound in all areas, including communications. Although communications is not usually considered an area that causes waste, excellence in communications should be of serious concern. Why? Because clunky methods of communicating, such as PA systems, two-way radios, printed reports, lengthy meetings can consume valuable resources, such as time and productivity. Yes, talk is not cheap in these instances.
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Manufacturing Articles - Manufacturing Metrics Manufacturing Metrics - Simple Solutions to a Complex Problem
Feb. 12th, 2014

Are you harnessing the true power of all the manufacturing metrics gathered in your facilities? How can you make that data actually work for you? It is a complex problem. The answer is simple, automation.

When the term “manufacturing automation” is used, it generally refers to systems automation. Wikipedia defines the term as...  (Read More >>)

Manufacturing Articles - Manufacturing Technology Manufacturing Technology - What Gets Measured Gets Done
Feb. 6th, 2014

Charles Schwab (1862-1939), an American steel tycoon, led Bethlehem Steel to become one of the largest steel makers in the United States. He was also a skilled motivator making use of manufacturing technology that was way ahead of his time. 

Charles Schwab liked to tell the story of one of his mill managers whose people weren't producing their quota of work. While visiting the mill one day, Schwab asked the manager for a piece of chalk, then, turning to the nearest man, asked: "How many heats did your shift make today?" He said, "Six."  (Read More >>)

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