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 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

by George Jewell, on Jan 23, 2017 1:40:45 PM

eFlex Systems Vice President, George Jewell, explores innovative software collaboration tools that companies can use in the manufacturing industry. Article Published in the Automotive Tier Supplier magazine, pages 36-37. Click …

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Topics:Insider

by George Jewell, on Dec 19, 2016 1:45:08 PM

In roughly the past decade, manufacturers have been experiencing an ever increasing conflict between plant floor engineers and their IT teams. I, at one time, was part of the plant …

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by George Jewell, on Dec 12, 2016 10:20:17 AM

News Release: Rochester Hills, Mi - December 9, 2016 eFlex Systems was recently awarded a contract by Navistar/GM to integrate their world-class Flexible Assembly Technology into Navistar's Springfield, Ohio plant …

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Topics:News

by George Jewell, on Nov 27, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Over the past few years the technology buzz in manufacturing has been IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Analytics, all of which are important to the industry. However, we have …

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Topics:Insider

by George Jewell, on Nov 9, 2016 9:42:53 AM

Software has been an integral part of manufacturing for decades. One of my first experiences as a controls engineer was in the plastics industry. The plant was in the process …

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by George Jewell, on Aug 15, 2016 3:43:36 PM

New Software Release: eFlex has released our electronic job instructions software which will work in conjunction with eFlex Assembly. Instructions can be shown for the station or each task. Additionally, as …

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Topics:News

by George Jewell, on Sep 8, 2015 4:40:07 AM

There has been an ongoing debate over “zone” vs “distributed” control architecture for assembly line systems. It is the old-school “zone” approach verse the “distributed” approach, which takes advantage of …

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Topics:Educational Topics

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