Smart Manufacturing Blog

Supply chain experts, smart manufacturing engineers, data and applications architects, and manufacturing business consultants share best practices for using smart manufacturing and supply chain solutions.

Free Production Schedule Template: New for 2020

We just released a new free production schedule template for 2020 — it’s now bundled together with our free production planning software trial.  You can use the all-new template as-is, or we can configure it with your operations data like job number, operation number, need-by date, work center, quantity, and minutes per unit.

Production Planning and Scheduling Basics

Finite Capacity Scheduling is a method of production planning and scheduling that manufacturing companies use to maximize asset usage based on materials and orders on hand. Typically the most expensive, and thus the most valuable resource in your facility is your equipment.  Each piece of equipment has a limited or finite capacity, and the goal is always to maximize usage of these resources.

PLC Modernization

02/2014

Customer Service is not Dead

When I started R.O.Why, my whole vision was (and is) to find ways to contribute to my customers’ success - surround myself with like-minded employees and affiliate R.O.Why with companies and rep firms that share my vision. 

Large Controls upgrade projects don’t have to be high risk to be high reward.

Large Controls upgrade projects don’t have to be high risk to be high reward.

Case Study: CNC Retrofit - 140 axes in 80 days

Goals of Overall Equipment Effectiveness

 
Goals of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) OEE is a proven metric used in manufacturing to achieve three goals: 

An unexpected move Toward Zero™

Last year, a tier 1 automotive supplier moved Toward Zero™ unplanned downtime by implementing a system to monitor machine tool performance. The results were surprising.

Ingredients of Giveaway Reduction

The Challenge:

A food ingredient company in the Midwest was losing product in there manufacturing process, but couldn't see where the product was going.

Pumping the data

The Challenge:

An automotive transmission pump manufacturer was experiencing frequent micro-downtime events with an unknown cause.  

Toward Zero IIoT leadership recognized by Kepware

Toward Zero has been recognized for it's Internet of Things (IoT) leadership by being named a Kepware Silver System Integrator.

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Free Production Schedule Template: New for 2020

We just released a new free production schedule template for 2020 — it’s now bundled together with our free production planning software trial.  You can use the all-new template as-is, or we can configure it with your operations data like job number, operation number, need-by date, work center, quantity, and minutes per unit.

Production Planning and Scheduling Basics

Finite Capacity Scheduling is a method of production planning and scheduling that manufacturing companies use to maximize asset usage based on materials and orders on hand. Typically the most expensive, and thus the most valuable resource in your facility is your equipment.  Each piece of equipment has a limited or finite capacity, and the goal is always to maximize usage of these resources.

PLC Modernization

02/2014

Customer Service is not Dead

When I started R.O.Why, my whole vision was (and is) to find ways to contribute to my customers’ success - surround myself with like-minded employees and affiliate R.O.Why with companies and rep firms that share my vision. 

Large Controls upgrade projects don’t have to be high risk to be high reward.

Large Controls upgrade projects don’t have to be high risk to be high reward.

Case Study: CNC Retrofit - 140 axes in 80 days

Goals of Overall Equipment Effectiveness

 
Goals of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) OEE is a proven metric used in manufacturing to achieve three goals: 

An unexpected move Toward Zero™

Last year, a tier 1 automotive supplier moved Toward Zero™ unplanned downtime by implementing a system to monitor machine tool performance. The results were surprising.

Ingredients of Giveaway Reduction

The Challenge:

A food ingredient company in the Midwest was losing product in there manufacturing process, but couldn't see where the product was going.

Pumping the data

The Challenge:

An automotive transmission pump manufacturer was experiencing frequent micro-downtime events with an unknown cause.  

Toward Zero IIoT leadership recognized by Kepware

Toward Zero has been recognized for it's Internet of Things (IoT) leadership by being named a Kepware Silver System Integrator.

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