A new method to manage quality must not only improve quality, it must also address areas of waste. If we could detect defects even earlier in the process and given that increasing the number of quality gates is untenable, what else can we do?
Manufacturers use predictive maintenance software to help tie the probability of equipment breakdowns, and they can use that knowledge to schedule machine preventive maintenance and manage production.
May 6, 2022
Machine downtime can be expensive. It eats up profits, repair costs, and time that could otherwise be devoted to labor. Organizations can avoid this by proactively observing the condition and performance of their equipment, enabling them to predict and prevent machine failures.
Digital transformation is about applying technologies to re-invent operational capabilities and competencies, to achieve a targeted future state.
February 14, 2022
Greg Hitachi has over 30 years of experience working with the manufacturing industry, mainly in the automotive, electronics, aerospace, and consumer goods sectors around the world. Learn about his vision for digital transformation.