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Case Study: Purple

How Purple Reduced their Equipment Downtime by 54% With L2L

Case Study: ADAC Automotive

From Limited Insights to Real-Time Plant Performance

5 ways SaaS is changing manufacturing execution

"If it's not on Facebook, it didn't happen." This statement is roughly equivalent...

What are the differences between ERP and MES?

In my 30 years of manufacturing, I've come across many different acronyms for...

12 Things to Look For in a Manufacturing Operating System

I love all things manufacturing. And I love operating, (especially because I...

Manufacturing 4.0

Manufacturing 4.0 is upon us, and is helping many manufacturing sites become very...

Top 5 Reasons the Right Shop Floor Software Changes Everything

First of all, congratulations on making it this far! While 2020 did its...

8 Questions To Ask When Evaluating Cloud Manufacturing Software Providers

It's clear that the digital revolution has transformed manufacturing in many...

Two Ways to Work Corrective Maintenance Into Your Equipment Maintenance Strategy

There are many different strategies for Equipment Maintenance that teams can use...

3 Reasons TPM Software is a Must Have

TPM Software

Whether you're looking to expand your current TPM program or just...

4 Biggest Benefits of using Visual Manufacturing Software

Visual Manufacturing Software has become one of the most significant tools to...

Lean Software - A whole other Zone

It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and...

EAM Software - Manage Your Assets Off

EAM Software may not be at the top of your short list of small talk, conversation...

5 Methods to Modern Condition Monitoring

In the times of Siri and Alexa, it seems everything is constantly being monitored...

What’s in your suggestion box? Many Kaizens you hope!

It’s the end of the quarter and Samuel, who is the HR Manager at ACME, is busy...

Plant Maintenance Software: The Good, The Gaps, and Getting the Most from Any System

Maintenance Impact on the Organization

A key principle of modern manufacturing is...

Failure Analysis & Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

One of my all-time favorite topics is Failure Analysis. Who doesn't just love...

Work Order Software - how to make it work for you

It's interesting to refer to this technology as Work Order Software, when it...

Flexible Manufacturing Systems - now more than ever

A Bit of History

Customer need is perhaps the single greatest driving force that...

Top 7 Reasons I love Manufacturing Operations!

What is Manufacturing Operations (the people) doing for you? That is such a great...

What's in Your OEE Dashboard?

OEE has often been misused and misunderstood at the plant level. This metric,...

Continuous Improvement Tools - Vital in your True North Journey

What are Continuous Improvement Tools and what does Continuous Improvement really...

Eliminating Waste In Equipment & Machine Maintenance Processes

'Maintenance' Redefined

A key to understanding Machine Maintenance is to first...

What Production System Do You Have (And do Your Management Tools Support It)?

What is a Production System

Production is one of those ubiquitous, generic terms...

3 Keys to maximize your Production Schedule

Over the past several decades, the manufacturing space has been beaten down...

Why the Skills Matrix is sure to be your best friend!

Don’t be intimidated by your Skills Matrix. Think about how Keanu Reeves...

6 Easy Steps to Create and Use a PM Checklist

Creating and using a PM Checklist in 6 easy steps:

  1. Put together a team and come...

Making Smart Decisions with Your Manufacturing Software

With the advent of the digital age, many industries have been deploying systems...

A Tale of Scheduled Maintenance

Let me tell you the story of my best friend in the whole wide world, Scheduled...

The Dumbest Idea Ever in Pursuit of The Smart Factory

Ah, the Smart Factory! Are you having fantasies about machines that can identify...

4 Lean Benefits of Industrial Automation

Over the years, and throughout my career, I have seen many different approaches...

Transforming into a Lean Manufacturing Supervisor

As the manufacturing sector becomes more global and Industry 4.0 kicks into full...

So you have OEE Software? Yeah, not so much!

As a customer rep, I often go to manufacturing plant locations to advise and get...

What Is Predictive Maintenance And Is It right For Your Team?

So you ask yourself, "What am I going to do?" There are many different...

What is Industry 4.0

What is Industry 4.0 

Great question! If you're like me, and I hope you are,...

Digital Factory

Digital Factory. Who in Manufacturing ever thought they would hear those two...

Using Your Data to Achieve Operational Excellence

Operational excellence: it’s a popular industry buzzword that’s had its fair...

Passing Standard Audits With Kaizen Software

Whether it is ISO 12001 (International Organization of Standards), GFSI (Global...

Using L2L as your EHS Software. Can your current system do all this?

Did you know that June is National Safety Month? The purpose is to bring...

Leader Standard Work

Developing a plan for your Leader Standard Work can sometimes feel redundant, as...

Lean Management Systems Bring Clarity

In the digital world we live in today we would never ask or expect our Law...

2020 L2L Manufacturing Virtual Summit Takeaways

Spring 2020 marks an unprecedented environment across the world, certainly for...

Vital Continuous Improvement Tools During A Crisis

What are Continuous Improvement Tools and what does Continuous Improvement really...

Production planning during erratic customer demand

Production planning during erratic customer demand can be extremely challenging...

Preventative Maintenance Effectiveness is More Critical Than Ever

In times of crisis, becoming more efficient is more critical than ever. Some...

Video - The Right Culture for Your Lean Production System

[Video Transcript] - Building a Lean Production System is difficult in the best...

Video - Looking Deeper With OEE

[Video Transcript] - When you're looking at data, are you looking at what you...

Can Standardized Work Methods Apply in Maintenance?

We've all heard the expression that standard work (a.k.a., standardized work) is...

Effectively Managing Your Plants Remotely

In 2020, "working from home" transformed from a millennial buzz word to a...

The First Step to Lean Process Improvement: Build Your Team

I asked if lean process improvement is a journey, a treasure hunt, or the...

Here's What You Need to Know About the 5S System

5S or 5 S. Not 5s, or Five-S, or the Five S's. And definitely not 5's. This is...

Preventive Maintenance Checklists (Template Included!)

Check. Check. One, two, three. Check. Checklist! Houston, we have a Checklist!...

A Journey to Improvement With OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)

Recently I had a weekend planned with my wife in Las Vegas. I was going to take...

Henrik von Scheel: Welcome to Industry 4.0 Manufacturing

The 4th Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, began in Germany. It...

ABCs of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

Good manufacturing practices, or GMPs, are the regulatory standards for ensuring ...

The Human Element of MES in Manufacturing

As the industry moves to automation and more integrated solutions, is the human...

IoT in Manufacturing

Over the past years, the term IoT has been making its way into our daily lives at...

Use Your Digital Andon System to Foster Continuous Improvement

Setting the scene: Have you ever looked out across the plant floor in wonder and...

Preventive Maintenance Plan

So, let's just get this out of the way right now: Preventive Maintenance is also...

Driving Out Waste Through Lean Production

A discussion on lean production first requires the definition of waste. Students...

Plant Maintenance Broken Down

Plant maintenance. Everyone knows what that means, right? Well, pretty much, sort...

Production Management: Industry's Equivalent of Jumbo Shrimp

When you think of the term 'Oxymoron', there is a list of somewhat funny and...

Preventive Maintenance 101: 5 Mindful Maintenance Concepts

Mindfulness Maintenance. It's the new ideal for efficiency in production for many...

What You Need to Know About Lean Manufacturing Tools

Before we talk about Lean Manufacturing Tools, let's touch on a couple...

Tackling Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is the ongoing practice of implementing change to better...

QUIZ: Condition-Based Maintenance vs. Time-Based Maintenance

Check your knowledge with these True or False questions:

Question 1:  Time-based...

Choosing an MES Solution Based on the Elusive ROI

You might be thinking, return on investment: I can't imagine ever getting our...

MES vs. LES

There are four main aspects of the business that manufacturers have to deal with...

Letting Your MES Work for You: Identify the Problems You Need to Solve

So, you want to add MES to your organization. That's great. You want to use it to...

When Preventive Maintenance Is a Waste of Money

None of us want to think we would willingly or blindly waste our hard earned...

Who Benefits from MES?

In this blog post, we're going to explore: 

Can MES Help Solve Your Plant's Problems?

In this blog post we'll explore 

The 3 Keys to MES Software

When you think of MES software, what do you think of? Perfect OEE? A fully...

Why People are the Best Manufacturing System

In this blog post we'll explore: 

  • Why sensors aren't the answer 
  • A case study...

Why Maintenance Management Systems Can't Replace People

In every factory across the world, there are a number of maintenance management...

What is Operational Availability?

What is Operational Availability (OA)?

Is OEE the Right Metric for Your Plant?

  • OEE is often manipulated (intentionally or unintentionally), which blurs the...

What is Condition Based Maintenance?

  • Condition based maintenance (CBM) is real-time monitoring that uses a...

Why Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Is Not the Answer

    • Reliability Centered Maintenance is effective in the aircraft industry, where...

OEE Calculation Exposed

OEE has been hiding something from you.

Engaging an Aging Workforce in Digital Transformation with CMMS

These are exciting times! For the first time in the history of the United States,...

Smart Manufacturing Needs People

Is the goal of smart manufacturing to integrate with machines and sensors to get...

Using CMMS Software to Measure Response Time to Issues

Does your current CMMS software provide response time by individual...

Maintenance, Repair, and Operations: How to Drive Spares Costs Down

Maintenance Managers are being challenged to reduce inventory costs and at the...

CMMS Software Made Simple

Human beings, electricity, and water all have a very common trait when it comes...

4 Steps to Reliability Centered Maintenance

In today’s fast-changing global environment, companies are less likely to invest...

With Traditional CMMS, Maintenance Fails

A production line goes down and maintenance is called over the radio. Thirty...

A Real Life Example of Proactive Maintenance

Do you dread going to your morning tier startup meeting? Does it seem all too...

The Truth About Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)

Like many other maintenance professionals, I enjoy fixing things. Often times on...

A New CMMS Definition

By definition, a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) denotes...

How A Planned Maintenance System Creates Harmony in Your Plant

"If you don't schedule time for maintenance, your equipment will schedule it for...

Signs of Great MES Systems

First, let's remind ourselves of what MES systems are and what MES systems do. If...

Autonomous Maintenance: The Key to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Arriving to my parent's house one afternoon, I found my 16-year-old sister lying...

Why Visibility is Key to Winning with an MES System

Imagine a football game with no scoreboard, no coach on the sidelines, and they...

Digital Manufacturing: What It Is, Where It’s Headed, Why You Need It

In a survey of 300 publicly traded businesses, McKinsey found that design is the...

Having Faith that Your CMMS System Will Manage Spare Parts

Spare parts are like an insurance policy. When you need them, it's nice to have...

What Is Preventive Maintenance?

We've all been there: a machine appears to be running smoothly and then BAM! Out...

What Is A Manufacturing Execution System?

Would it surprise you to learn that when you perform an online search of MES, the...

3 Secrets to Mastering Reliability Engineering

In every manufacturing plant, equipment is needed to produce product. And sooner...

5 Reasons Why a Lean Manufacturing System Is More Relevant Than Ever

There’s a reason many of the world’s greatest manufacturers practice lean.

The History & Essential Functions of a Maintenance Management System

A Brief History of Maintenance Management Systems

Back when the computerized...

The Evolution of the Computerized Maintenance Management System

Picture that flashing green DOS cursor of yesteryear coming from the grayish...

CMMS Systems: Benefits & Limitations

Cabinets overflowing with records that are hardly ever glanced at. Somewhere in...

Failure Analysis & Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

One of my all-time favorite topics is Failure Analysis. Who doesn't just love...

Work Order Software - how to make it work for you

It's interesting to refer to this technology as Work Order Software, when it...

What's in Your OEE Dashboard?

OEE has often been misused and misunderstood at the plant level. This metric,...

Continuous Improvement Tools - Vital in your True North Journey

What are Continuous Improvement Tools and what does Continuous Improvement really...

Eliminating Waste In Equipment & Machine Maintenance Processes

'Maintenance' Redefined

A key to understanding Machine Maintenance is to first...

3 Keys to maximize your Production Schedule

Over the past several decades, the manufacturing space has been beaten down...

Why the Skills Matrix is sure to be your best friend!

Don’t be intimidated by your Skills Matrix. Think about how Keanu Reeves...

6 Easy Steps to Create and Use a PM Checklist

Creating and using a PM Checklist in 6 easy steps:

  1. Put together a team and come...

Making Smart Decisions with Your Manufacturing Software

With the advent of the digital age, many industries have been deploying systems...

A Tale of Scheduled Maintenance

Let me tell you the story of my best friend in the whole wide world, Scheduled...

4 Lean Benefits of Industrial Automation

Over the years, and throughout my career, I have seen many different approaches...

Transforming into a Lean Manufacturing Supervisor

As the manufacturing sector becomes more global and Industry 4.0 kicks into full...

So you have OEE Software? Yeah, not so much!

As a customer rep, I often go to manufacturing plant locations to advise and get...

Passing Standard Audits With Kaizen Software

Whether it is ISO 12001 (International Organization of Standards), GFSI (Global...

Using L2L as your EHS Software. Can your current system do all this?

Did you know that June is National Safety Month? The purpose is to bring...

Leader Standard Work

Developing a plan for your Leader Standard Work can sometimes feel redundant, as...

Lean Management Systems Bring Clarity

In the digital world we live in today we would never ask or expect our Law...

Vital Continuous Improvement Tools During A Crisis

What are Continuous Improvement Tools and what does Continuous Improvement really...

Production planning during erratic customer demand

Production planning during erratic customer demand can be extremely challenging...

Preventative Maintenance Effectiveness is More Critical Than Ever

In times of crisis, becoming more efficient is more critical than ever. Some...

Video - The Right Culture for Your Lean Production System

[Video Transcript] - Building a Lean Production System is difficult in the best...

Video - Looking Deeper With OEE

[Video Transcript] - When you're looking at data, are you looking at what you...

Can Standardized Work Methods Apply in Maintenance?

We've all heard the expression that standard work (a.k.a., standardized work) is...

The First Step to Lean Process Improvement: Build Your Team

I asked if lean process improvement is a journey, a treasure hunt, or the...

Here's What You Need to Know About the 5S System

5S or 5 S. Not 5s, or Five-S, or the Five S's. And definitely not 5's. This is...

A Journey to Improvement With OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)

Recently I had a weekend planned with my wife in Las Vegas. I was going to take...

Driving Out Waste Through Lean Production

A discussion on lean production first requires the definition of waste. Students...

What You Need to Know About Lean Manufacturing Tools

Before we talk about Lean Manufacturing Tools, let's touch on a couple...

Tackling Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is the ongoing practice of implementing change to better...

5 Reasons Why a Lean Manufacturing System Is More Relevant Than Ever

There’s a reason many of the world’s greatest manufacturers practice lean.

Eliminating Waste In Equipment & Machine Maintenance Processes

'Maintenance' Redefined

A key to understanding Machine Maintenance is to first...

6 Easy Steps to Create and Use a PM Checklist

Creating and using a PM Checklist in 6 easy steps:

  1. Put together a team and come...

A Tale of Scheduled Maintenance

Let me tell you the story of my best friend in the whole wide world, Scheduled...

Can Standardized Work Methods Apply in Maintenance?

We've all heard the expression that standard work (a.k.a., standardized work) is...

Preventive Maintenance Plan

So, let's just get this out of the way right now: Preventive Maintenance is also...

Preventive Maintenance 101: 5 Mindful Maintenance Concepts

Mindfulness Maintenance. It's the new ideal for efficiency in production for many...

When Preventive Maintenance Is a Waste of Money

None of us want to think we would willingly or blindly waste our hard earned...

Why Maintenance Management Systems Can't Replace People

In every factory across the world, there are a number of maintenance management...

What is Condition Based Maintenance?

  • Condition based maintenance (CBM) is real-time monitoring that uses a...

Why Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Is Not the Answer

    • Reliability Centered Maintenance is effective in the aircraft industry, where...

Maintenance, Repair, and Operations: How to Drive Spares Costs Down

Maintenance Managers are being challenged to reduce inventory costs and at the...

4 Steps to Reliability Centered Maintenance

In today’s fast-changing global environment, companies are less likely to invest...

A Real Life Example of Proactive Maintenance

Do you dread going to your morning tier startup meeting? Does it seem all too...

How A Planned Maintenance System Creates Harmony in Your Plant

"If you don't schedule time for maintenance, your equipment will schedule it for...

Autonomous Maintenance: The Key to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Arriving to my parent's house one afternoon, I found my 16-year-old sister lying...

3 Secrets to Mastering Reliability Engineering

In every manufacturing plant, equipment is needed to produce product. And sooner...

The History & Essential Functions of a Maintenance Management System

A Brief History of Maintenance Management Systems

Back when the computerized...

Manufacturing 4.0

Manufacturing 4.0 is upon us, and is helping many manufacturing sites become very...

Failure Analysis & Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

One of my all-time favorite topics is Failure Analysis. Who doesn't just love...

Why the Skills Matrix is sure to be your best friend!

Don’t be intimidated by your Skills Matrix. Think about how Keanu Reeves...

6 Easy Steps to Create and Use a PM Checklist

Creating and using a PM Checklist in 6 easy steps:

  1. Put together a team and come...

4 Lean Benefits of Industrial Automation

Over the years, and throughout my career, I have seen many different approaches...

Transforming into a Lean Manufacturing Supervisor

As the manufacturing sector becomes more global and Industry 4.0 kicks into full...

Digital Factory

Digital Factory. Who in Manufacturing ever thought they would hear those two...

Using L2L as your EHS Software. Can your current system do all this?

Did you know that June is National Safety Month? The purpose is to bring...

Leader Standard Work

Developing a plan for your Leader Standard Work can sometimes feel redundant, as...

2020 L2L Manufacturing Virtual Summit Takeaways

Spring 2020 marks an unprecedented environment across the world, certainly for...

Vital Continuous Improvement Tools During A Crisis

What are Continuous Improvement Tools and what does Continuous Improvement really...

Preventative Maintenance Effectiveness is More Critical Than Ever

In times of crisis, becoming more efficient is more critical than ever. Some...

Video - Looking Deeper With OEE

[Video Transcript] - When you're looking at data, are you looking at what you...

Effectively Managing Your Plants Remotely

In 2020, "working from home" transformed from a millennial buzz word to a...

The First Step to Lean Process Improvement: Build Your Team

I asked if lean process improvement is a journey, a treasure hunt, or the...

ABCs of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

Good manufacturing practices, or GMPs, are the regulatory standards for ensuring ...

Smart Manufacturing Needs People

Is the goal of smart manufacturing to integrate with machines and sensors to get...

Digital Manufacturing: What It Is, Where It’s Headed, Why You Need It

In a survey of 300 publicly traded businesses, McKinsey found that design is the...

Eliminating Waste In Equipment & Machine Maintenance Processes

'Maintenance' Redefined

A key to understanding Machine Maintenance is to first...

Preventative Maintenance Effectiveness is More Critical Than Ever

In times of crisis, becoming more efficient is more critical than ever. Some...

Preventive Maintenance Checklists (Template Included!)

Check. Check. One, two, three. Check. Checklist! Houston, we have a Checklist!...

Preventive Maintenance Plan

So, let's just get this out of the way right now: Preventive Maintenance is also...

Preventive Maintenance 101: 5 Mindful Maintenance Concepts

Mindfulness Maintenance. It's the new ideal for efficiency in production for many...

When Preventive Maintenance Is a Waste of Money

None of us want to think we would willingly or blindly waste our hard earned...

Why Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Is Not the Answer

    • Reliability Centered Maintenance is effective in the aircraft industry, where...

The Truth About Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)

Like many other maintenance professionals, I enjoy fixing things. Often times on...

How A Planned Maintenance System Creates Harmony in Your Plant

"If you don't schedule time for maintenance, your equipment will schedule it for...

What Is Preventive Maintenance?

We've all been there: a machine appears to be running smoothly and then BAM! Out...

A Tale of Scheduled Maintenance

Let me tell you the story of my best friend in the whole wide world, Scheduled...

Preventative Maintenance Effectiveness is More Critical Than Ever

In times of crisis, becoming more efficient is more critical than ever. Some...

Engaging an Aging Workforce in Digital Transformation with CMMS

These are exciting times! For the first time in the history of the United States,...

Using CMMS Software to Measure Response Time to Issues

Does your current CMMS software provide response time by individual...

CMMS Software Made Simple

Human beings, electricity, and water all have a very common trait when it comes...

With Traditional CMMS, Maintenance Fails

A production line goes down and maintenance is called over the radio. Thirty...

A New CMMS Definition

By definition, a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) denotes...

Having Faith that Your CMMS System Will Manage Spare Parts

Spare parts are like an insurance policy. When you need them, it's nice to have...

The Evolution of the Computerized Maintenance Management System

Picture that flashing green DOS cursor of yesteryear coming from the grayish...

CMMS Systems: Benefits & Limitations

Cabinets overflowing with records that are hardly ever glanced at. Somewhere in...

What are the differences between ERP and MES?

In my 30 years of manufacturing, I've come across many different acronyms for...

The Human Element of MES in Manufacturing

As the industry moves to automation and more integrated solutions, is the human...

Choosing an MES Solution Based on the Elusive ROI

You might be thinking, return on investment: I can't imagine ever getting our...

MES vs. LES

There are four main aspects of the business that manufacturers have to deal with...

Letting Your MES Work for You: Identify the Problems You Need to Solve

So, you want to add MES to your organization. That's great. You want to use it to...

Who Benefits from MES?

In this blog post, we're going to explore: 

Can MES Help Solve Your Plant's Problems?

In this blog post we'll explore 

The 3 Keys to MES Software

When you think of MES software, what do you think of? Perfect OEE? A fully...

OEE Calculation Exposed

OEE has been hiding something from you.

Signs of Great MES Systems

First, let's remind ourselves of what MES systems are and what MES systems do. If...

Why Visibility is Key to Winning with an MES System

Imagine a football game with no scoreboard, no coach on the sidelines, and they...

What are the differences between ERP and MES?

In my 30 years of manufacturing, I've come across many different acronyms for...

Manufacturing 4.0

Manufacturing 4.0 is upon us, and is helping many manufacturing sites become very...

Failure Analysis & Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

One of my all-time favorite topics is Failure Analysis. Who doesn't just love...

Work Order Software - how to make it work for you

It's interesting to refer to this technology as Work Order Software, when it...

What's in Your OEE Dashboard?

OEE has often been misused and misunderstood at the plant level. This metric,...

Making Smart Decisions with Your Manufacturing Software

With the advent of the digital age, many industries have been deploying systems...

4 Lean Benefits of Industrial Automation

Over the years, and throughout my career, I have seen many different approaches...

So you have OEE Software? Yeah, not so much!

As a customer rep, I often go to manufacturing plant locations to advise and get...

Digital Factory

Digital Factory. Who in Manufacturing ever thought they would hear those two...

Passing Standard Audits With Kaizen Software

Whether it is ISO 12001 (International Organization of Standards), GFSI (Global...

Smart Manufacturing Needs People

Is the goal of smart manufacturing to integrate with machines and sensors to get...

Continuous Improvement Tools - Vital in your True North Journey

What are Continuous Improvement Tools and what does Continuous Improvement really...

3 Keys to maximize your Production Schedule

Over the past several decades, the manufacturing space has been beaten down...

Using Your Data to Achieve Operational Excellence

Operational excellence: it’s a popular industry buzzword that’s had its fair...

Production planning during erratic customer demand

Production planning during erratic customer demand can be extremely challenging...

Video - The Right Culture for Your Lean Production System

[Video Transcript] - Building a Lean Production System is difficult in the best...

Production Management: Industry's Equivalent of Jumbo Shrimp

When you think of the term 'Oxymoron', there is a list of somewhat funny and...

What are the differences between ERP and MES?

In my 30 years of manufacturing, I've come across many different acronyms for...

Signs of Great MES Systems

First, let's remind ourselves of what MES systems are and what MES systems do. If...

Why Visibility is Key to Winning with an MES System

Imagine a football game with no scoreboard, no coach on the sidelines, and they...

What Is A Manufacturing Execution System?

Would it surprise you to learn that when you perform an online search of MES, the...

What's in Your OEE Dashboard?

OEE has often been misused and misunderstood at the plant level. This metric,...

So you have OEE Software? Yeah, not so much!

As a customer rep, I often go to manufacturing plant locations to advise and get...

Video - Looking Deeper With OEE

[Video Transcript] - When you're looking at data, are you looking at what you...

A Journey to Improvement With OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)

Recently I had a weekend planned with my wife in Las Vegas. I was going to take...

Is OEE the Right Metric for Your Plant?

  • OEE is often manipulated (intentionally or unintentionally), which blurs the...

Production planning during erratic customer demand

Production planning during erratic customer demand can be extremely challenging...

A Journey to Improvement With OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)

Recently I had a weekend planned with my wife in Las Vegas. I was going to take...

What is Operational Availability?

What is Operational Availability (OA)?

Is OEE the Right Metric for Your Plant?

  • OEE is often manipulated (intentionally or unintentionally), which blurs the...

Case Study: Purple

How Purple Reduced their Equipment Downtime by 54% With L2L

Case Study: ADAC Automotive

From Limited Insights to Real-Time Plant Performance

Production planning during erratic customer demand

Production planning during erratic customer demand can be extremely challenging...

What is Operational Availability?

What is Operational Availability (OA)?

2020 L2L Manufacturing Virtual Summit Takeaways

Spring 2020 marks an unprecedented environment across the world, certainly for...

Why Visibility is Key to Winning with an MES System

Imagine a football game with no scoreboard, no coach on the sidelines, and they...

Explore why 135,000+ users trust L2L

What makes L2L so unique is the fact that the product was developed by real manufacturing users. People that truly understand the day-to-day issues and concerns that drive the production floor.

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