If you’re in discrete manufacturing, you know you need a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to realize your facility’s full potential. An MES system—no, the right MES system can help you optimize by collecting the data you need to track production, maintain quality control, and analyze your performance to identify inefficiencies. But not all MES […]
It all comes down to analytics. Now an everyday part of our lives, the analytical process drives a lot of our decision-making. We can even track, measure, and share our exercise, sleep, diet, and much more.
Data analysis of your manufacturing operation is an integral part of the continuous improvement model used to identify inefficiencies and quality issues, what’s causing them, and how to eliminate them. However, data accessibility can be a barrier of entry for some users, which can lead to this step being overlooked – that is where visual analytics come in!
That’s the percentage of the total mass of an iceberg that is visible above water. The rest, the great majority, is hidden underwater because of its sheer weight. And, as we know from historic shipwrecks, what you don’t see can be incredibly dangerous.
Decisions made on the plant floor and in the corporate office can be the difference between a business that is thriving or waning. As commodities and operational costs increase, it is essential to steer a company in a direction where initiatives are propelled, objectives are met, and employees are empowered.
If you’re involved with manufacturing, you know about Lean manufacturing: the process of analyzing the value stream to eliminate waste and improve productivity while maintaining control of the process.
Most manufacturers look to a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for optimizing operations and enforcing a repeatable process. However in past week’s article, we covered how the right MES solution can perform functions that a typical MES is not known for: overcoming labor shortages.