Three big issues with Big Data in manufacturing

When I talk with my customers about their manufacturing data, they don’t often call it “Big Data.” From what I can tell, they could care less about labels and trends in the IT world. They’re far more interested in how to turn their silos of...

Real-time integration & drill down enhances value of ERP system

We just released a new video featuring GainSeeker Suite customers at Exacto, Inc. In the video Exacto’s manufacturing team explains how a new integration between GainSeeker Suite and their ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) system now saves them an enormous...

Planning for the financial impact of real-time SPC software…

In his 1989 bestseller “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Author Steven Covey popularized the phrase “Begin with the end in mind.” It is the second habit of seven he emphasizes for maximizing personal effectiveness. I believe this phrase can also be...

Stages on the quality journey – Stage 2: Guide…

In my last post I stated that when it comes to how people and organizations use data along their quality journey, we are on a developmental journey. We master one stage before we go to the next. In the first stage we use data to guard our customers and our brands from...