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.
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...
Converting a Pervasive GainSeeker Database from File mode to Database Mode
Introduction Version 8.0 of GainSeeker was the first step in a gradual platform transfer of the entire GainSeeker Suite from Visual Basic programming language to .NET. programming language. Some programs remain in Visual Basic, and others have been completely rebuilt...
10 leadership practices: Managing a GainSeeker deployment
Successful leaders manage a GainSeeker deployment like a Kaizen Event, whether they are conscious of it or not. They share these 10 best practices.
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.
The Role of Real-Time Data in Improving Profitability and Customer Satisfaction
The Aberdeen Group benchmark report, “Event Driven Manufacturing Intelligence – Creating Closed Loop Performance Management,” is a major breakthrough because it ties specific business behaviors to manufacturing profitability. We wrote the white paper to offer additional guidance for understanding the report.
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.
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...
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
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.
Eight Aspects of the Data Driven Business – Exploring your Gap to Entitlement
Executive Overview While you’d have to travel a long way to find a business leader who would argue against the need to create a data driven organization, if you put a dozen leaders in a room you’d probably end up with nearly a dozen definitions of the "data driven...
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.
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.
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.
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.