George Jewell

George Jewell is Vice President at eFlex Systems Rochester Hills, MI. He joined eFlex Systems in 2011 after 15 years with General Motors. In the past 25 years, he has worked with manufacturing systems from Machine Tool Build to Plant floor IT systems. In recent years, he’s determined that better use of technology can greatly assist manufacturers on their road to lean systems. He has and undergraduate degree in engineering from Northern Michigan University and an MS in Manufacturing Operations from Kettering University.

Recent Posts by George Jewell:

by George Jewell, on Nov 11, 2019 8:03:46 PM

At its core, manufacturing is about stuff. Taking small things and putting them together in ways that create bigger and more sophisticated things. Refining raw materials into more complex and …

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Topics:TraceabilityQuality Management

by George Jewell, on Oct 21, 2019 4:04:07 PM

A whole new level of error-proofing Leveraging IIoT connectivity has long held the promise of speed, efficiency, transparency, flexibility and control for manufacturing professionals. But until recently, few manufacturing solutions …

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Topics:Lean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Manufacturing Integrated Platform

by George Jewell, on Sep 19, 2019 8:36:15 PM

Minimizing and mitigating the incidence and impact of quality spills Every manufacturer strives for perfection. Realistically, of course, an unblemished record isn’t possible. Production errors and subpar or nonconforming products …

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Topics:Lean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Quality Management

by George Jewell, on Jul 9, 2019 3:29:26 PM

Because change can so often evoke uncertainty—and even fear—many businesses choose to stay in their lane. Especially for those that have had some success with a particular product or service, …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0

by George Jewell, on May 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Across the manufacturing space, the game-changing power of the Manufacturing Integrated Platform (MIP) is turning heads and transforming factory floors. The best of the new generation of MIP solutions allow …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0

by George Jewell, on Feb 26, 2019 11:58:40 AM

When working toward greater efficiency in any production process, one of the things that any responsible professional has to ask themselves is, “what can be controlled and what factors can …

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Topics:Lean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Manufacturing Culture

by George Jewell, on Feb 14, 2019 4:45:03 PM

Change is rarely easy. Big changes can be even more challenging and disruptive. That is the reality facing the manufacturing sector today, as a wave of innovative new technology is …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Manufacturing Culture

by George Jewell, on Feb 8, 2019 2:22:05 PM

Change is coming to factory floors and manufacturing environments. An industry where technological advances have come incrementally and often reluctantly now finds itself on the cusp of a truly revolutionary …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0

by George Jewell, on May 3, 2018 12:59:11 PM

News Release - Rochester Hills, MI - May 3, 2018 eFlex systems is pleased to announce that Open Protocol V1 and V2 has been added to our JEM Assembly product. In addition …

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Topics:NewsProduct DetailsTechnology

by George Jewell, on Apr 14, 2018 12:53:25 PM

Work instructions (WI) in the past and present are typically printed on paper and many times do not represent the current processes on the plant floor. It seems that these …

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Topics:Educational TopicsTechnology

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