Articles Tagged with ''OEE''

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SPC software

April 7, 2014

Hertzler version 8.3 GainSeeker Suite statistical process control software includes OEE charts that help manufacturers learn how assets are being used, determine if more can be produced during scheduled production times and spot problem areas and times.


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Automation

Cost containment: Using automation to help stop leaks

Everywhere you look, your cash flow is hemorrhaging. Integrated automation systems can show you where to start applying tourniquets.
March 8, 2014

 You may be able to use a spreadsheet or home accounting program to get your household finances in order. But, there are so many places for cash to evaporate in a food or beverage plant, that unless you are using an integrated software system to track and focus every process, you may never know if leaks exist. 


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TECH FLASH

AIOE releases OEE Opportunity Calculator to track productivity gains

OEE is a commonly adopted KPI, and companies should continue to look for productivity improvement opportunities even after its adoption.
February 26, 2014

Understanding the relationship between OEE and improvement is essential.


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Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturing Intelligence: Using the right tools to make the right decisions

You may have an ERP system and industrial controls in place, but are you getting the key performance indicators needed to stay ahead of the competition?
January 10, 2014
Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software is a crucial tool.
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TECH FLASH

Integrate equipment for improved bar line efficiency

A line comprised of unintegrated equipment increases the chance of operator error.
August 28, 2013

Multiple control panels can easily overwhelm operators.


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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
June 12, 2013
FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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Editor's Note

It takes a village to achieve modern manufacturing success

Cooperation is key in today’s manufacturing environment.
May 13, 2013

No man or woman, and no department or job title, can function as an island in today’s competitive food and beverage manufacturing environment.


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Manufacturing News

Making sense of all that big data

For most processors, traditional daily reports are compiled too late to be useful.
April 9, 2013

“Terabytes of data are spinning on our servers,” Dex Dutson, process control manager with ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston told attendees at ARC Advisory Group’s World Industry Forum held in Orlando in February.


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TECH FLASH

The journey to continuous improvement

Check out these nine habits of highly effective continuous improvement teams to get started on the path to continuous improvement.
March 26, 2013

Is your operation getting the most out of its continuous improvement efforts?


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Manufacturing News

Packaging lines got you down?

Tips to maximize packaging line uptime
March 6, 2013

When your packaging line seems to be down half the time—or when operating, it seems to be inefficient—it’s time to take a closer look.


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