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Cycle counting: what is it and what are the best practices?

Cycle counting is an inventory control method where physical counts are conducted on a rotating basis, rather than all at once. The goal of cycle counting is to identify and correct inventory discrepancies as they happen, in order to maintain an accurate inventory count at all times. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some best …

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Increasing the speed of information on the shop floor

Maximizing throughput on the production floor requires more than just managing people or schedules. It requires a deep understanding of what’s happening on a minute-by-minute basis and quick reaction times. Using a properly integrated manufacturing execution system like MV2 is the best way to have both. The MV2 MES can automatically collect shop floor data …

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Connect digital Kanban to digital shop floor management

With MV2 you can connect Kanban processes to production sequencing. Read about the gains putting these two systems together can create. Kanban is by nature a highly efficient production process. Using a manufacturing execution system (MES) to manage shop floor jobs can also lead to very efficient outcomes for managers. Combining these two processes at …

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Getting the benefits of combining quality and production metrics 

How to find the benefits of combining product quality metrics and machine and work cell data to get more and better performance out of your shop floor. Next level understanding of manufacturing performance comes from combining production data sources. How easily that integration can be done is key to finding that insight. Having siloed systems …

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The benefits of tracking manufacturing downtime over time

Knowing when a machine goes down is certainly important. Knowing there’s a pattern to its downtime is even more important. On the shop floor, the cost of a machine breaking, changing over or even just sitting idle is expensive. Just knowing immediately when the event occurs is extremely valuable. The longer the machine sits, the …

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Tracking manufacturing downtime historically

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Why proper MES integration is foundational to a data-focused manufacturer

The path of the data takes from the shop floor to the manufacturing execution system should be planned and executed with great care. It seems everywhere you turn, someone is championing how data will transform anything. This is certainly true in the manufacturing world.  We’re certain manufacturers absolutely understand the premise – as manufacturing was …

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7 Principles of Quality Management Systems (QMS) – Explained

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS), to help organizations ensure key stakeholders’ needs are met and exceeded. There are currently over one million organizations certified to ISO 9001 spanning 170 countries. Customer focus The base of the principles is being customer-centered, especially when considering designing products and offering services. …

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Three important shop floor alerts for plant managers

MES systems can include real time notifications to keep managers abreast of critical situations on the shop floor.   Speed of information on the shop floor is critical in getting the most out of the facility. While many think Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) only do data collection and job sequencing, a properly set up MES …

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