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    When all the information you need is right on your computer screen at your comfortable desk - why head down to the floor? 

    There are a few very good reasons why you should still spend time where production is actually happening. 

    IndustryWeek said, "You learn so much more than can possibly be contained in a page of data by going out to the shop floor and talking to the people who are doing the work, or maybe doing the work yourself."

    That's one of the reasons why we put our real time dashboards with the data on the floor - it's where the information is actionable and relevant! 

    Recommended ReadWhat Is an Engineer’s Most Important Tool? A Good Pair of ShoesSource: http://www.industryweek.com

    While Morgan and I were chatting about lean manufacturing and robots, we briefly went off topic and ventured into the Internet of Things and big data.That so much data made available at engineers’ fingertips, perhaps viewed on their desktop computer in an office, will keep them from going to the plant floor (also known as “going to the gemba” in lean parlance) to find out what is really going on.Read More

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