The Role of Machine Data in Quoting
Quoting software is a step in the right direction when it comes to automating the quoting process, but it will only take you so far. So what’s the missing link to unlock true accuracy and speed up your quotes beyond
7 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Production
Supply chain disruptions, shortages, rising energy prices, and inflation have increased costs for almost every industry, manufacturing included. On top of that, skilled labor is difficult to find, and rising quickly in cost as a result. The good news is that
How to Improve Quality in Manufacturing
There are a few core measurements that every manufacturer uses to manage their operation. Measurements like efficiency, productivity, capacity, labor, and equipment utilization are almost universally measured to benchmark performance and assess the effectiveness of processes. Quality is an equally critical
Advantages of an Industrial Data Platform
There are several advantages of using an industrial data platform. They include: 1. Consolidated Data: In a data platform, data is consolidated in one place in the cloud. This consolidation means all databases can use the same service to render insights
What is the Hidden Factory and how to reveal one?
What is the Hidden Factory? The Hidden Factory is a concept that refers to the unseen, or hidden, parts of a manufacturing process that result in quality issues or decrease the efficiency of the operation. What's causing this? It depends on the
Manufacturing Analytics: What it is and top use cases
With the arrival of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), a digital transformation is currently underway. The manufacturing industry is beginning to use industrial analytics driven by real-time production data, not only to make better, faster decisions,
Smart Manufacturing: Performing a Manufacturing Analysis
Manufacturing managers maximize the tools they have at their disposal by understanding their shop's capacity. What is Manufacturing Analytics? Manufacturing analysis is critical for companies to drive efficient production and capture the highest profitability by better use of space, materials, labor, and
Are You Underestimating the Cost of Manufacturing Downtime?
For most manufacturers, downtime is the single largest source of lost production time. Although some may acknowledge this, the cost and extent of manufacturing downtimes tend to be grossly underestimated. Determining the Real Cost of Manufacturing Downtime Most manufacturers are aware they