Data Heads Blog

New Year – New Decade

As we begin a new year and a new decade, technology and the business marketplace will continue to grow and evolve more rapidly than ever. There exist core principles, however, that transcend changing business conditions. These include: Strong core values. This goes...

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TBT – Data Driven Business

Throwback Thursday is popular on social media platforms. We usually get a good chuckle out of seeing how things have changed or stayed the same when we see the TBT tag. At Hertzler Systems, we will be using TBT to dust off articles that remain relevant, but have...

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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.

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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...

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Tech Tip: A Peek into System Administration

Whether or not you have access to the GainSeeker System Administration module, it is good to know what it can do, and how it is organized.  Experienced users can always benefit from little secrets you may not know about.  Those with access to this module, remember it...

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Tech Tip: More GainSeeker Tech Tips LIVE in 2019

We had such a great turnout in attendance and awesome feedback, the gang at Hertzler Systems said, "Yes, it would be a great idea to increase the amount of GainSeeker Tech Tips LIVE webinars we host in a year."  Last year we completed one every three months.  This...

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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,...

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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.

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