Cluttered user interfaces are like rain on a car windscreen, obscuring the most crucial information. As part of the drive to improve this issue, User Experience (UX) has replaced the term User Interface (UI) to describe visualisation methods which support users in decision-making with efficient and effective visual information.
One of the easiest ways to boost your bottom line is to improve your yield, and one of the more straightforward ways to achieve this is to reduce wastage through the visibility and real-time monitoring of quality metrics provided by an integrated Manufacturing Execution System.
What are your most expensive resources in manufacturing? For many, it will be people, equipment, and raw materials. To be more profitable, you need to make the most of these costly elements. In this Fit for the Future series article, we’ll be looking at how to improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase OEE.
Maintenance is an essential part of any operation. While figuring out when to do maintenance is the purview of smart systems such as Predictive Maintenance, the performance of that maintenance is the responsibility of your engineers. It is here that inconsistencies can appear, be that engineer experience, training, or availability, and begin to have a real effect on your operational performance. So, how can you support your maintenance teams in completing vital work?
Return on investment is the goal of any effort aimed at improving profitability. With the ‘Fit for the Future’ series so far, we’ve detailed the steps to take in achieving a digital transformation in manufacturing and with the topic of this article we’ll begin to explore the profitable outcomes available to a modern, competitive operation; specifically predictive maintenance.