In this difficult time, while some manufacturers have been forced to change strategies temporarily, others have a need to double down on what you do best. By enabling mobile workers, industrial companies are better able to ensure the safety of their workers while continuing to serve their customers. Many of our customers are on the front lines delivering solutions during this crisis; MachineMetrics is committed to supporting the front-line worker on the manufacturing floor and in the medical field.
Thoughtful management of your people & resources, and using data to make good decisions is critical. There will be a lot to balance in the coming weeks - customer needs, supply chain challenges, staffing considerations, but having a strategy to leverage data to aid in decision-making is the key.
It’s undeniable that the impact of the virus will permeate numerous areas of manufacturing. MachineMetrics hosted a recent virtual panel discussion with Steve Kline, Chief Data Officer at Gardner Intelligence, Bill Berrien, CEO at Pindel Precision, Vicente Martinez, Project Leader at Rassini Brakes, and myself on the short and long-term impacts of the coronavirus. Here were some of our key takeaways:
While some manufacturers have been forced to change strategies temporarily, others have a need to double down on what you do best. By enabling mobile workers, industrial companies are better able to ensure the safety of their workers while continuing to serve their customers. Many of our customers are on the front lines of delivering solutions during this crisis.
At this critical moment, MachineMetrics has decided to launch of a program to provide remote monitoring capabilities to support manufacturers on the front lines delivering solutions during the COVID-19 crisis.
The program features free access to the MachineMetrics IoT Platform including its automated data collection and remote monitoring applications for any manufacturer involved with the production of Ventilator parts, test equipment, protective equipment, or any COVID-19 related manufacturing support. MachineMetrics currently supports a number of the top precision component and medical device manufacturers in the world and is uniquely capable to support this initiative. Our platform is plug-and-play, with no on-site set up required so any manufacturer can install it themselves. Most modern equipment can be connected within minutes
Secondly, we’re offering our manufacturing consulting services free of charge. MachineMetrics customer solutions team has first-hand experience leading digital transformations in manufacturing across the industry, including regulated medical device and precision component environment. They’ll partner with you to support training, use case consultation, and continuous improvement activities needed to ramp production fast and reliably, as well as to help companies produce new products, increase production volumes, and bring therapies faster to market.
Any manufacturer can now leverage the MachineMetrics' platform and its digital apps designed to enable social distancing and remote work. By enabling mobile workers, industrial companies are better able to ensure the safety of their workers while continuing to serve their customers.
There are a few ways our platform is empowering them to work remotely and continue to keep their plants running during this difficult time.
Monitor Production from Anywhere
Make Informed Scheduling & Staffing Changes:
Confidently Maximize Lights-Out Capabilities:
Remote Machine Maintenance and Service
We’ve set up a dedicated website so you can learn more about our COVID-19 Response Program here.
It’s an honor to offer our services to all manufacturers and manufacturing efforts to empower them to work remotely and continue to keep their plants running during this crisis.
In any time of economic uncertainty, there is an even greater need to be well-informed, in order to make smart business decisions for the good of your organization
Over the coming days/weeks, our data science team will be focusing their efforts on reporting the impact of Coronavirus on the manufacturing industry. We’ll be making this information regularly available on our blog and through social media with the goal of providing as much insight as we can to our customers and the manufacturing community as a whole.we’ll also be posting regular updates on our blog and social media regarding the impact
We’ll also be hosting our third State of the Industry panel on Thursday, April 30th where we'll be shifting our focus to the global stage. Our special guest moderator Francisco Betti, Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Production for the World Economic Forum, will lead a discussion between industry leaders including representatives from SECO Tools, Boston Consulting Group, and MachineMetrics.
We'll also be diving into how manufacturers are pivoting to support demand for medical devices, and how this pandemic is bringing the manufacturing community together like never before.
Until then, stay tuned and stay safe.
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