From Data to Wisdom – How Real-time SPC Software Makes a Difference

GainSeeker Suite real-time SPC software can have a profound impact on a business, and even on a whole supply chain. We’ve authored a collection of the GainSeeker case studies to share some of those stories. What makes that possible? Some years ago we authored a...

The Journey to Manufacturing Maturity

Recently I revisited some Gartner research on the stages of manufacturing maturity1. I first ran into this a few years ago. At the time, it made a lot of sense to me, but I got distracted by other projects. In rediscovering it, I found myself mapping the stages of the...

Eight Tips for Implementing Defect Management

Defect Management is one of the most effective methods for improving manufacturing operations because it is so simple. Everyone understands the idea of defects, and the statistics are simple and intuitive. People understand a Pareto Chart at a glance. But implementing...

“Systems of Insight” replacing “Big Data?”

A recent post at Application Development Trends Magazine (“Analysts Keep Saying Big Data Is So Over“) forecasts the end of “Big Data” era in favor of the latest buzzword: “Systems of Insight.” In a very cool graphic (which I...

Tripping over data…

I’m pleased to announce the release of my new eBook Tripping Over Data – How too much data and not enough actionable intelligence can torpedo your business. (That link takes you to a free download of in PDF, iPad, or Kindle format. You can also buy either...