Solving the downtime dilemma: Looking beyond your top 10 issues
Activplant offers a free 1-hour webinar for manufacturing professionals June 11
Historically attacking downtime with numerous reports including top 10 downtime issues was thought to be the most effective way to increase overall operational performance. This webinar on June 11 at 11 a.m. Eastern time will show how performance management solutions can take downtime reporting further by incorporating a more modern approach %%MDASSML%% throughput analysis - to your manufacturing performance operations. Throughput analysis focuses on the most effective method for acquiring data that causes plant inefficiencies.
Richard Aston and Mel Boulds of Ricoh will discuss the performance improvements that Ricoh realized by implementing a throughput analysis approach to their manufacturing operations. Dennis Cocco, founder and chief product strategist of Activplant will challenge the viewpoint that focusing on downtime reporting is the most effective way to improve plant performance.
After the presentation, participate in a live Q&A session with these industry thought leaders. To register, go to the Activplant registration page .
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey