Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has been a leading manufacturing performance metric for decades. As Industry 4.0 has taken off, manufacturers now have a range of new tools and techniques that can improve their OEE scores.
With many maintenance operations still planned and performed manually, often by experienced operators performing sometimes basic yet time-consuming tasks, it is easy to see how manufacturers are sometimes swimming against the tide when it comes to achieving efficiency goals.
By addressing some of the most prominent pitfalls, leaders can adopt this growing workplace trend without compromise. Here are three critical challenges to a remote work transition and steps every manufacturing leader can take to mitigate those difficulties today.
A 2020 survey conducted by industrial automation provider Yokogawa revealed that 48 per cent of respondents valued productivity as a key focus in their digitalization strategies, while 40 per cent regarded operational efficiency as their main objective.
As someone who has spent his life engaged in driving growth at every level of business operation, it's always been evident to me that to be successful and meaningful to all stakeholders, a corporation needs positive purpose if it hopes to achieve sustainable profitability.
Today's most sophisticated metrology systems drive quality assurance (QA) which has become a fundamental digital task which in and of itself facilitates efficient and cost-effective production processes.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest-growing technologies in the business world today. AI is a broad umbrella, covering many specific technologies, and machine learning is one of the most promising of these.
Automating the traceability process is essential for manufacturers who want to avoid production bottlenecks, reduce production costs, and improve the marking quality to meet OEM traceability requirements.
Let's face it, evaluating and implementing new technology, especially something as huge and all-encompassing as ERP, is a daunting task. Many of us choose a technology solution that fits our needs now.
The often-discussed goal is to have a "single version of the truth" across the organization. MDM is not unique to the manufacturing sector, but it's rapidly gaining ground in that industry.
Read this article to get insight into the ways food manufacturers can take to rise and shine by putting their business firmly on the road to recovery in 2021
Achieving energy resilience at a manufacturing facility or elsewhere is a two-part process. First, it requires ensuring you have a reliable power supply. Next, an energy-resilient company must have thorough plans for how to respond if a power failure occurs.
Regardless of your manufacturing business having its inception only a couple of years back or you being a trained professional, you must be familiar with CNC machining and how it can benefit your business in manufacturing operations.
IoT solutions have been helping manufacturers for years to streamline operations, cut costs and gain otherwise unfounded insights, and their importance is emphasized now more than ever as factories, plants and warehouses adjust to operating under new guidelines.
Ready, aim, hire! Why attracting fresh talent to manufacturing is vital to the industry's long-term success
A further challenge for manufacturers, and in the case of my own company, one of our largest issues, is how to attract new young talent to an industry that's often perceived to be uninteresting.
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