by Epicor, on Nov 13, 2023 5:12:24 PM

Traditionally, manufacturing training processes and protocols are a cost- and labor-intensive proposition that requires painstaking repetition and oversight for operators to master. The conventional method is to assign an experienced …

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Topics:OpinionIndustry 4.0Digital Work InstructionsConnected Process ControlTraining

by Epicor, on Nov 1, 2023 12:06:53 PM

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are an integral piece of the operational puzzle in any manufacturing environment. They provide the step-by-step procedural guidance and support that enables operators to do their …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingDigital Work InstructionsConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Oct 23, 2023 9:02:06 AM

Solving issues before they have a chance to become costly problems One of the frustrating inefficiencies that has long plagued manufacturers—and one that still presents a problem today for those …

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Topics:OpinionIndustry 4.0Quality ManagementConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Oct 13, 2023 8:30:12 AM

Streamlining and simplifying to drive results In a modern marketplace where customization is king and manufacturers are responding to growing consumer demand with more and more customized products, new tools …

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by Epicor, on Aug 28, 2023 11:58:06 AM

Poka-yoke is a Japanese term for mistake-proofing, derived from the Japanese words yokeru (avoid) and poka (mistakes). Famously popularized by the influential Toyota Production System, poka-yoke refers to any mechanism …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingDigital Work InstructionsQuality ManagementKittingConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Aug 14, 2023 11:37:00 AM

For sports fans, trust the process is a familiar phrase that has been popularized in recent years as a kind of tongue-in-cheek nod to the long-term team-building strategy of the …

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Topics:Lean ManufacturingDigital Work InstructionsQuality ManagementConnected Process ControlOperator Training

by Epicor, on Jul 28, 2023 11:07:21 AM

One of the most meaningful advantages of the new generation of connected process control solutions—and the lean manufacturing environments they power—is the paradigm-shifting level of complete traceability that manufacturers can …

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Topics:TechnologyTraceabilityLean ManufacturingVehicle AssemblyConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Jul 26, 2023 2:56:36 PM

How to upskill employees with digital work instructions Digital work instructions are an integral feature in the connected process control solutions that are transforming factories and making production environments more …

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Topics:OpinionDigital Work InstructionsConnected Process ControlOperator Training

by Epicor, on Jul 10, 2023 8:43:08 AM

Today, growing numbers of manufacturers are embracing the power and possibilities of connected process control technologies and using innovative new solutions to transform their production environments. The best of these …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Quality ManagementConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Jun 23, 2023 2:56:40 PM

Manufacturers can use new tech tools to focus on continuous improvement Successful manufacturers are almost always those who are unafraid to take a hard look in the metaphorical mirror and …

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