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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5 spooky myths about cybersecurity in the manufacturing industry

Enter if you dare In today’s age of digital transformation, it’s more important than ever for manufacturers to be aware of the cybersecurity risks that come with the territory. Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions about what those risks are and how to mitigate them. In this blog post, we’ll dispel some of the most …

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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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When it’s time to consider getting a managed services provider for your shopfloor

A lot goes into running a successful manufacturing plant. There are a lot of moving parts, and if any one of them isn’t working properly, it can throw off the whole operation. That’s why more and more manufacturers are turning to managed services providers (MSPs) to help them keep their plants running smoothly. But how …

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Benefits of Investing in SAAS Solutions for Manufacturing Companies

In today’s competitive landscape, manufacturers must be constantly looking for ways to streamline operations and improve efficiency. One way to do this is by investing in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. SaaS solutions are cloud-based applications that can be accessed on a subscription basis. They offer a number of benefits for manufacturing companies, including improved collaboration, scalability, …

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4 things CEOs wish they did during their ERP implementation for a smoother transition

ERP implementations are daunting tasks for CEOs. There’s a lot of pressure to get it right and make sure the entire company is on board with the new system. In hindsight, there are some things CEOs wish they did during their ERP implementation. Keep reading to find out what they are! In-depth training An ERP …

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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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The Latest Release of Paper-Less Manufacturing Execution System is now available

We’ve added a new manufacturing KPI to the system, user interface streamlining, fixing syncing issues and more. Paper-Less is pleased to release the latest version of its Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software. In this upgrade, we’ve focused on adding improvements to the product for managers as well as several fixes.  Some of these changes include: …

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