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machine monitoring and analytics dashboard

Machine Monitoring and Analytics as a Path to Smart Manufacturing

“Where are you on the journey to Smart Manufacturing?” Can be an uncomfortable question for many mid-size and small companies. New technology such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), connected machines, highly automated operations, and Internet everywhere can be daunting prospects. However for machine shops, there is a stepping stone that can begin to […]

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Manufacturing Magic at IMTS

What can you imagine designing and making? Dream as big or small or complex as you’d like…Someone can probably make it, and quickly. At least that’s the big impression I came back with after visiting the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) last week. It was manufacturing magic. I was there representing Iyno and also discussing […]

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Sustain Operational Excellence with Software

Every manufacturer wants to maximize profits. This means you need to have low costs and capacity and available capability to generate revenue. To do that, managers and their teams need to know what they can do in theory and what they are doing in practice, to see where there might be a gap. This foundation […]

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Elvis Pointing to Me – Now That’s Quality!

I wrote a blog post recently that is on the new blog site “Manufacturing Geek” and I’m just delighted to be on there, since I am totally a manufacturing geek that they chose The King as the photo (thanks Eric!!!) The post pulls from the MESA Metrics research special report using the medical device industry […]

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Speed matters in metrics - so those not achieving it are not as satisfied.

Are you Measuring in Ways that Foster Improvement?

We measure nearly everything in our lives.  In business, it’s important to understand your performance and what fosters good performance.  Yet that’s not as easy as it sounds.  Many companies use metrics that do not align with their core business goals.  Others don’t provide views of performance quickly enough for people in a position to […]

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Portfolio

We love to share what we know.  Julie Fraser writes and presents regularly, and has done so for many years. Often she works with associates who also write and present.  In hopes that some of this material might be useful for you in your work and/or your life, we are making some papers, research reports, […]

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Beyond products to customer experiences

Increasingly, manufacturers have focused on adding value with solutions and services.  With Apple as the shining example, this has now gone a step further for many – to a mission for creating outstanding customer experience. Apple sets out to empower a lifestyle and make using technology easy and not geeky; this supersedes their desire to […]

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