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Six Tips to Help Manufacturers Get Automation Right

Ken Koenemann | April 5, 2021 | 

Digitization has become increasingly relevant in the midst of COVID-19, and many manufacturers are seeing tremendous improvements to their process efficiency as a result of implementation. But failure to plan properly, choosing what to automate and when, and putting the right people in place can quickly erase any expected benefits of automation. While it’s true…

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Five Things to Consider When Rethinking Your Supply Chain

Ken Koenemann | April 1, 2021 | 

The last major pandemic happened in 1918, so it’s understandable why many manufacturers were caught off guard by the events of the past year. But between the potential for continuing virus flareups, ongoing trade standoffs and other surprises lurking in markets, manufacturers need to stay on their toes. Of course, catching up or keeping up…

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How IIoT Data Can Drive Significant Productivity Gains in Manufacturing

Ken Koenemann | February 17, 2021 | 

Economic projections are forecasting that it is just a matter of time before economic growth will accelerate again and to that end, worker productivity is at the forefront of manufacturers’ minds.  Whether they are trying to find ways to make up for productivity losses from 2020, or developing new strategies to swiftly navigate around future…

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How to Increase Productivity in Manufacturing Operations with Digital Technology

Ken Koenemann | February 17, 2021 | 

Before COVID-19, manufacturers were already struggling with a dip in productivity due to staffing challenges. As COVID-19 worsened this trend, it has become particularly clear that digital technology needs to be used to offset manufacturing productivity trends. Post-pandemic, it should only be a matter of time before economic growth accelerates again. When it does, staffing…

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Analytics: The Brains Behind Manufacturing Success Going Forward

Ken Koenemann, Brian Cromer | July 2, 2020 | 

Given today’s extraordinary economic and market situations, nearly every manufacturer is wisely asking “what’s next?” At Dploy Solutions, we liken the current challenge to getting out of manufacturing Oz. We’ve all suddenly landed in a very strange place where the landscape and assumptions are different, and we have to move forward accordingly. That begs the…

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Why Analytics are Essential to Getting out of Manufacturing “Oz”

Ken Koenemann | May 20, 2020 | 

If there has ever been a “we’re not in Kansas anymore” moment in modern manufacturing, it’s now. Things may still look normal in the world outside, for the most part. But what’s currently happening in the business environment can seem downright surreal, even if there haven’t been any reports of flying monkeys. Just like Dorothy…

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