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4 Examples of How Technology Mitigates Human Error in Supply Chain Operations

Ken Koenemann | October 24, 2021 | 

More than 80% of supply chain disruptions are the result of human error.  Human error is perhaps one of the biggest risks in manufacturing. Despite all the planning, processes, contingencies, quality assurance and fail-safe implementations, all it takes is a single mistake by a single person to bring your entire operation — or supply chain —…

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How to Combat Labor Shortages by Combining Lean Manufacturing and Automation

Ken Koenemann | October 21, 2021 | 

With the current labor shortage expected to only get worse, lean strategies may not be enough to help manufacturers survive. Here’s how pairing automation and lean together can give manufacturers an edge to overcome staffing deficits, explains Ken Koenemann, VP of Technology & Supply Chain, Dploy Solutions & TBM Consulting. With all the global turmoil…

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You’re Probably Doing Industry 4.0 All Wrong!

Ken Koenemann | October 5, 2021 | 

With the growing prevalence of connected machines on shop floors, there’s no shortage of operations technology (OT) data available to manufacturing leaders. But without a practical approach for using that data to drive meaningful quality, efficiency, and productivity gains, it’s just numbers, and you miss the chance to leverage insights that will propel you ahead…

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The Paradigm Shift: Lean + Automation = Growth

Ken Koenemann | September 21, 2021 | 

Keep a lean manufacturing focus during automation roll out to accelerate throughput, drive growth, and resolve business challenges faster. For many long-time lean manufacturing thinkers, automation is traditionally not a go-to-solution. They follow the mantra of creativity before capital and look for improvements they can make without investing in additional equipment or technology. But times…

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Manufacturers Must Become More Modern and Flexible – Here’s Why

Shannon Gabriel | September 16, 2021 | 

The end of extra unemployment benefits won’t solve the labor shortage—here’s what will Manufacturers must adapt to offer a more modern and flexible work environment. With the supplemental federal pandemic unemployment benefits now ended across the country, employers and lawmakers who favored the cut off are hoping their predictions come true: that ending the extra…

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How to Solve Shop Floor Challenges with Video Cameras

Wes Turner | July 28, 2021 | 

Implementing a simple off-the-shelf GoPro camera could pay big dividends in efficiency, time and cost savings. There’s a tremendous amount of technology available to optimize manufacturing and distribution. From automation that accelerates tasks for lowering costs to analytics that can dive into IIoT data to find opportunities for process improvement, there’s a lot to choose…

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How Video Integration Augments Analytics and IIoT

Wes Turner | July 20, 2021 | 

With staffing shortages brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have ratcheted up automation programs to help offset declines in production and productivity—and insulate against future crises. While there’s tremendous potential for these technologies to revolutionize efficiency, the problem is that they only give us a retrospective view. We know from analyzing the data…

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