Improve your odds

Companies gamble in small ways every day. They gamble raw materials will arrive on time and will be what was ordered. They gamble customers will continue to buy products with a sustainable financial margin. Will employees be up to the task of running and if needed, adjusting production processes to maintain the quality customers require? We all roll the dice and the odds vary greatly, but in a business context, they all share a common feature, risk.

SQL Server Performance Tuning

SQL Server keeps statistics on tables and indexed views to enable it to optimize how the database engine runs the queries and improve performance. By default, these statistics are updated automatically. To view the status of the “Auto Update Statistics” setting, from...

Positioning to Win

Legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky famously said, “Skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” I picked this quote to describe our 2021 Strategic Plan for Hertzler Systems: a plan that lays out our strategies, actions, and tasks – with the goal of...

New Year – New Job

March 3 of 2019 will mark my 35th year of employment at Hertzler Systems. I like to joke that I started working at Hertzler when I was four years old! As I take over as CEO, I look back fondly on the various interactions I have had with customers as a programmer,...

Announcing an important leadership transition at Hertzler Systems – Part 2

In last month’s post I announced my retirement at the end of the year, and shared some reflections on the history of our company and our industry.

Looking ahead, I’d like to share my perspective on three mega-trends that I predict will have far-reaching implications to our world in the coming decades: The manufacturing data tsunami, self-running factories, and resource constraints.

Tech Tip: Dashboard Grid – Filtering on most recent data

I keep finding new features to use not only in the Dashboard module, but within the Dashboard Grid! One advantage of GainSeeker is the ability to visualize real-time data and easily see what is going on at a glance. The GainSeeker Dashboard can aid in your visual needs!! This enables your team to make better, more timely decisions to improve quality, profitability, and customer experience.

Last month, I demonstrated how to create a new Dashboard and showed you how to utilize the Summary option in the Dashboard Grid. This month, I am back in the Dashboard Grid, but using a new feature released in GainSeeker V9.1. This new column property is labeled “Limit to most recent.” For the data that passed the Date Period and Filter, this column will also filter the most recent data in this field.