Take any hundred companies who are exploring the deployment of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), follow them through 5 years, and here's what you'll find:
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.
A food ingredient company in the Midwest was losing product in there manufacturing process, but couldn't see where the product was going.
An automotive transmission pump manufacturer was experiencing frequent micro-downtime events with an unknown cause.