Monthly Archives: January 2015

Have You Realized Your True Potential In Manufacturing?

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You might have a very profitable plant, with great cycle times, accelerated product development, higher throughput, but is it working at its true potential? Have you really reached the pinnacle of your industry, in terms of technology and process excellence? Even if you are on top right now, can you afford to be complacent? These are a few questions that compel you to think about your process capabilities in the present and for the future. Let me explain why these questions become so relevant, the reason these questions are so important is because even if you have the technology leadership … Continue reading

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Quality and Safety Management Are These Your Top Priorities?

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Let me ask you at the very beginning of this Blog, do Safety and Quality management come into the top priority list of your strategic planning? If Yes, then this Blog is meant for you, as you go on reading you will realize how you can turn your Safety and Quality goals into palpable reality, that too with minimum hassles. I believe it is imperative for any Organization to be a corporate citizen and fulfill its obligation to provide product and process, quality and safety. It is important for organizations to view compliance and excellence in Safety and Quality as … Continue reading

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Let Your Process Do The Talking, Think Operations Excellence, Think MES

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Operational Excellence, a lot comes to mind when this term is mentioned, it is what all organizations wish to achieve, and they strive for and are in constant pursuit of. The ends of such a pursuit are pretty clear, which would be becoming the Best-In-Class operation, Profit Maximization, Elevated levels of throughput, Cost minimization and Quality excellence. However, the means of achieving the same are process specific and need to be handled with a great degree of individuality and extreme caution. Management practices like Benchmarking, TQM, Lean etc. will only lead to improved competence, but to achieve operational excellence, the … Continue reading

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My Factory Is Productive and Profitable, Why Do I Need an MES?

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The question stated above seems to be a very valid question, I mean what could be wrong with a factory that is making heaps of money and filling orders in the given lead time? This thought process is common in the minds of conservative managers and can be correct if the industry produces products or services that are labor or skill intensive and cannot be substituted by any kind of automation, one such trade is the Handicraft Industry. However the above perspective is a wrong way of looking at production and automation in general. What we need to look at … Continue reading

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