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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 →