By Sam Russem | Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | May 7, 2013 | 0 comment
How can mobile technology help you optimize plant floor operations? Mobile devices can allow for more flexible and cost-effective ways of accessing manufacturing systems and their associated manufacturing data. Explore the use of remote desktop services to leverage mobile devices for anyone, anywhere. Also, find out how to get started with mobile technology to improve your plant operations.
Grantek Accelerates Manufacturers’ Operational Excellence with the release of Assessment Tools in 4 Key Areas
By Dave Patterson | Manufacturing Automation ,Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing Maintenance & Support ,Manufacturing News ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | April 29, 2013 | 0 comment
Grantek’s downloadable operational excellence assessment tools aid manufacturing plant management in pinpointing areas to improve efficiency, productivity and increase profit margins. These four tools are: Manu.......
By Dave Patterson | Manufacturing News ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | April 18, 2013 | 0 comment
Grantek supports up-and-coming systems design engineering student development at University of Waterloo's Design Symposium. University of Waterloo's Design Symposium took place on March 15, 2013 at the Davis Centre. The 3rd and 4th year systems design engineering students who participated submitted more than 20 projects for consideration.
By Michael Lohmeyer | Manufacturing Best Practices ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | April 2, 2013 | 0 comment
Laying a Successful Foundation for Machine Safety Implementation | Now, you need to decide HOW to start, WHERE to start, WHO is needed on your team, WHAT comes first, and WHEN to do WHAT. And, you probably have 15 other questions swirling around in your brain. There are a number of aspects that need to be considered and getting the first few steps done correctly will lay a foundation for success that you will appreciate for the duration of the machine safety implementation project.
By Kevin Young | Manufacturing Best Practices ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | March 26, 2013 | 1 comment
Understanding the process and value of using an experienced consultant to aid in plant safety hazard analysis when considering machine safety upgrades What is a safety consultant? A safety consultant is a professional who is formally educated in a related field and has dedicated a large portion of their professional career to the adoption and application of plant and machine safety standards and receiving continuous education in the field of safety. A safety consultant is also an active member of multiple professional associations such as: [...]
By James Burnand | Manufacturing Automation ,Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | March 19, 2013 | 0 comment
Asset Management Improvements for Manufacturers by Leveraging RFID Technology Manufacturers have growing needs for data and transparency in their supply chains. Paper-based tracking methods are no longer sufficient for modern systems as their timeliness and accuracy often does not meet the demands of the integrated systems. The prevalence of integrated ERP, Warehouse Management System (WMS), MES/MOM and other systems have driven businesses to invest in methodologies for tracking of internal assets whether they be personnel, equipment, raw materials or finished goods. Asset Management Technology – [...]
By Ian Tooke | Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | February 27, 2013 | 0 comment
To achieve success in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), there are several areas you need to consider. Check out the OEE Keys to Success Guide which will help you to leverage your investments in manufacturing automation and ERP to improve profitability and achieve operational excellence in manufacturing.
By Dave Patterson | Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | February 19, 2013 | 1 comment
All manufacturers share a concern for employee safety and one very significant aspect of plant safety for your employees is machine safety. All of us want our employees to be as safe as possible while in a plant and while around manufacturing equipment. However, it is also important for employees and machines to be as productive as possible during each shift. Safety and productivity do not have be in opposition to each other. In fact, machine safety, if done well, can have positive impact on ROI!