With software that's easy to integrate and simple to use, MachineMetrics has been able to consistently beat out our competitors in most recent competitive analyses and drive manufacturing efficiency by more than 20% on average for our customers.
What separates MachineMetrics from our competitors: The Value of Customer Feedback to Product Development
A lot of people ask us what makes MachineMetrics unique from other machine monitoring and manufacturing analytics platforms. While we often argue that our software is easiest to use, simplest to integrate, and produces the most powerful results, we believe that one of the things that sets us apart from our competition is in our listening skills. The relationship between customer feedback and product is an essential part of any company's product development, and in the end can be the difference maker between long term success and ultimate failure.
“I wish I knew then what I know now”. Who among us would disagree with that statement?
Most manufacturers know the value of gathering data from their production but few have yet to take steps to implement a solution like machine monitoring. So what is the reason for this hesitation? Perhaps the most common cause we’ve found in our talks with potential customers comes from the IT Department.
So you’re considering a machine monitoring system for your manufacturing facility. It’s about time! While there are a wide variety of machine monitoring systems, there are key differences in the applications of the data, the overall user experience of each system, and the ROI experienced that set a platform like MachineMetrics apart from the rest; our product was developed by interviewing over 100 manufacturers to solve the gaps and inadequacies of their previous machine and production monitoring systems or methods.
MachineMetrics is excited to announce our partnership with McKinsey and Co. and UI Labs as one of the forty companies (of about 600 considered) selected to be a tech-ecosystem partner for the new Digital Capability Center (DCC) Chicago.
We get a lot of questions about MTConnect: what it is, how it works, and why it's important. That's why today's blog focuses on the emergence of MTConnect and its impact on the emergence of data-driven manufacturing.
In last week’s blog post, we discussed Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), the most commonly used manufacturing metric to understand, measure, and improve current performance. To review, OEE is measured by combining a machine’s performance, availability, and quality. In this way, OEE helps you to identify potential losses and understand where your process is falling short. But OEE alone is just the first step to fully understanding your performance.
Today we will explore two other important and related metrics to help round out your continuous improvement strategy: Overall Operations Effectiveness (OOE) and Total Effective Equipment Performance (TEEP).
Fact: A Confident Employee Is A More Productive Employee.
Balancing the concerns of both management and floor employees requires a nuanced touch. Avoiding an "us vs. them" mentality is critical to reducing costly inefficiencies. Operators may feel like senior management doesn't adequately address their concerns, causing them to become disengaged; as a result, managers lack confidence in their operators. It is vital to build trust between everyone involved in the manufacturing process so problems can be quickly identified, and solutions can be effectively implemented as a team.