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Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables one to answer stated research question hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes.

Mining Data to Improve Downtime

Your plant floor data is a repository of informational gold. Have you started digging yet?

Data collection and analysis can be used in a variety of ways, but for this column I would like to focus on maintenance. Though maintenance may not seem as exciting as all the other production improvement possibilities, I find maintenance to be an often overlooked aspect of manufacturing which can lead to costly, unscheduled downtime and quickly swamp any incremental gains in production improvements. Continue Reading →