Lean Manufacturing Blog

by Dan McKiernan, on May 6, 2024 1:05:14 PM

Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) on the plant floor can bring about significant benefits for an organization. These systems serve different but complementary functions, and …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingConnected Process ControlManufacturing Execution System

by Dan McKiernan, on Apr 23, 2024 4:36:24 PM

The critical importance of working with technology partners who walk the walk every day. In the manufacturing world, digital transformation is no longer a rarity. Having access to the powerful …

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Topics:TechnologyOpinionConnected Process Control

by Dan McKiernan, on Apr 10, 2024 3:39:10 PM

Why personalized support can power your digital transformation If you, like growing numbers of manufacturers, are recognizing the game-changing potential of connected process control solutions and preparing to select the …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingConnected Process Control

by Dan McKiernan, on Mar 18, 2024 10:51:32 AM

Enterprise-wide solutions can facilitate an extraordinary degree of customization and personalization If you’re a company that produces or manufacturers parts and products, you know there are few priorities more important …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Quality ManagementConnected Process Control

by Dan McKiernan, on Mar 5, 2024 9:52:58 AM

The underappreciated impact of part picking and kitting solutions The process of kitting—gathering the parts, products, or materials together (into a “kit”) that an operator needs to complete a task …

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Topics:OpinionDigital Work InstructionsQuality ManagementKittingConnected Process Control

by Jason Bullard, on Feb 13, 2024 4:41:17 PM

How to avoid throughput overprocessing while optimizing efficiency and productivity In manufacturing, throughput is frequently viewed as the ultimate expression of operational success, a reflection of how well your process …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingQuality ManagementConnected Process Control

by Jason Bullard, on Jan 25, 2024 10:44:23 AM

How to safeguard your smart factory from costly errors Growing numbers of manufacturing decision makers are recognizing that a successful digital transformation not only confers a competitive advantage but is …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingManufacturing CultureConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Jan 11, 2024 4:54:16 PM

The importance of identifying, quantifying, and contextualizing the right metrics and measurables Key performance indicator (KPI) is one of the most commonly and casually used terms when it comes to …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Dec 18, 2023 10:00:48 AM

The power and potential of data-driven insights, precision analysis, and refinement. Historically, manufacturing production improvements have been surprisingly speculative and theoretical—an ironic reality for an industry that has long been …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Connected Process Control

by Epicor, on Dec 11, 2023 4:33:04 PM

The role of the digital twin in your company, your process, and your production environment. At a time when a wave of tech innovation continues to build across the manufacturing …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingConnected Process Control

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Our team is a creative bunch that loves learning and pushing the limits to find the best solutions for today's lean manufacturers.  Internal discussions at the office might range from new features that manufacturing process control software should have to machine learning, blockchain technology, or what the future of AR on the plant floor looks like. Check out our blog for opinions, news and trends that we find interesting and think you might too!