Dan McKiernan

Dan McKiernan

Dan McKiernan has 30 years of automotive manufacturing experience and has been President of eFlex Systems since 2003. Under Dan's leadership, eFlex Systems has developed deep and comprehensive expertise in the design and implementation of advanced manufacturing systems for complex and flexible assembly operations. Dan’s inventive ambition, along with choosing the right business partners, has contributed to the company’s success in all three divisions of software development, electrical engineering technologies, and systems integration.

Recent Posts by Dan McKiernan:

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 Dan McKiernan, on Mar 3, 2022 11:20:54 AM

In a wave of reshoring, digitizing offers a competitive advantage for manufacturers. One of the most important and impactful trends in manufacturing is the phenomenon of reshoring, as manufacturers that …

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Topics:OpinionIndustry 4.0

by Dan McKiernan, on Jan 25, 2022 5:06:45 PM

Vehicle Assembly has come an awfully long way since the days of Henry Ford. While Ford famously innovated with breakthrough ideas that have shaped manufacturing assembly lines for over a …

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Topics:Industry 4.0Manufacturing Integrated PlatformQuality ManagementVehicle Assembly

by Dan McKiernan, on Nov 18, 2019 3:06:05 PM

Accelerated and enhanced training with digital work instructions. As growing numbers of manufacturers are discovering, digital work instructions can be a game-changer. Digital work instructions are more accurate, more user …

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Topics:Educational TopicsLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Digital Work Instructions

by Dan McKiernan, on Nov 4, 2019 4:24:20 PM

At a time when the emerging concept of the Manufacturing Integrated Platform (MIP) is beginning to fulfill its promise as the first truly holistic and comprehensive manufacturing solution, it’s worth …

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Topics:Manufacturing Integrated PlatformQuality ManagementKitting

by Dan McKiernan, on Jul 29, 2019 5:04:08 PM

The Manufacturing sector is becoming more receptive to start-ups and inspired new tech solutions On the surface, the manufacturing sector might seem like an ideal space for technical innovation. But …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0

by Dan McKiernan, on Jun 18, 2019 4:37:52 PM

High-mix assembly operations have always presented a challenge for manufacturers. For almost the entire history of modern manufacturing, variability has been an obstacle to consistency and quality control. Today, with …

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Topics:TechnologyLean Manufacturing

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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!