Hertzler Systems White Papers

Hertzler Systems white papers provide thought leadership on important business topics such as reducing costs, improving quality, and improving throughput. Our white papers also provide additional technical information about Hertzler System’s products and services.

Ten tips for building a real-time weight control system

This white paper describes the key components of a real-time weight control system. Real-time weight control systems pay tremendous dividends if they are properly implemented. Making the system simple, fast, and easy to use ensures that your staff will give you reliable data.

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GainSeeker® Suite is the SPC Software Solution of Choice for Quality Professionals

GainSeeker® Suite is the SPC Software solution for real-time, automated Statistical Process Control. We call it GainSeeker because it can help you maximize value and minimize costs. With GainSeeker you “Seek Gains” by uncovering opportunities to increase profitability, first pass yield, and throughput while you reduce variation, scrap, rework and other costly waste.

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Aberdeen Cost of Quality Report

This benchmark study showcases the performance benefits manufacturers are currently enjoying due to the adoption of enterprise quality management strategies and technologies. These manufacturers are now focusing on quality management initiatives as a source of competitive advantage, while responding to the market pressures to both reduce the cost of quality and improve finished product quality.

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SQL Server Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2000 and 2005 keep statistics on the tables and indexed views to enable it to optimize how the database engine runs the queries and improve performance. Theoretically these statistics are updated automatically. However, since we have found that manually...

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Aberdeen Event Driven Manufacturing Intelligence Report

This new benchmark report from the Aberdeen Group focuses on the key drivers of Best-in-Class performance in manufacturing. The report is the first study that links the use real-time data with corporate profitability. Here is what the Matthew Littlefield, a Senior...

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Freeing Six Sigma from the ‘Data Shuffle’

Organizations that make sure their people have accurate, actionable data available in real-time have more effective and focused Six Sigma programs. This white paper explores how to put your best people on tasks that really matter, instead of massaging, scrubbing, and manipulating data from here until next Sunday

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Leveraging Technology to Transform Culture

“Leveraging Technology to Transform Culture” complements the Aberdeen Group’s ‘Lean Six Sigma Benchmark Report”. Where the Benchmark Report identifies a long list of specific challenges facing companies adopting Lean Six Sigma, this white paper summarizes those into three areas: Cultural, Training and Data; and explains how these challenges are intertwined.

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Aberdeen Lean Six Sigma Benchmark Report

Adapting to the rigors of Six Sigma requires significant culture change for most companies and many find it a challenge. Companies are finding innovative ways to address this issue along with the usual training programs and by attempting to introduce change gradually. However, training needs to reach the mind, heart and soul of a company and must be an ongoing effort.

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Data grouping and drill down

This white paper gives examples of understanding process variation in a manufacturing situation, but they apply equally other situations. Examples might include understanding variations in sales performance, wait times in hospital emergency rooms, cycle times for order fulfillment. GainSeeker allows you to group data by time period, process change, or any traceability field.

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How to build an IT infrastructure for net weight control

This white paper explores the key Information Technology (IT) issues that engineers and quality professionals should consider when developing a net contents or weight control program. The intent of this paper is to give non-IT specialists the background they need to better communicate with their IT counterparts and other business leaders, and thus have more effective conversations.

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OPC Primer

OPC (OLE for Process Control) is an industry standard created with the collaboration of a number a leading worldwide automation and hardware software suppliers working in cooperation with Microsoft. OPC creates an interface between hardware and software systems.

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