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Are you calculating OEE accurately?

Categories: Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

There are several high stake considerations consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers must take into account when building and maintaining operations. Productivity of an operation can be measured using Overall Equipment Effectiveness or OEE. By using OEE, you can properly benchmark your equipment availability, operational performance and production quality. 

In a 2014 Haskell survey, 88%...

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Why Innovative Manufacturers Conduct Utility Audits

Categories: Innovation, Consumer Products, Energy

 

“May I have an audit?”When was the last time you asked that question? For most, the question is usually phrased, “Why do I have to be audited?” Luckily, in this case, we aren't talking about a tax audit. We are referring to an audit that you actually want because it saves you money – a utility audit.According to several reports, the United States leads the world in energy waste. The country...

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The Ambiguous Gap Between Identifying and Mitigating Risk

Categories: Innovation, Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

When you need an oil change, you know you need an oil change.  

Your car flashes a light at you on the dashboard. You see that expired sticker glaring at you every time you step foot inside your car. So what do you do? You may change it immediately or like many others, you wait. You don’t wait because you view it as unimportant; you wait because it’s hard to define the urgency. Your car...

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With Risk Comes Reward, Right?

Categories: Quality, Safety, Consumer Products

 

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4 Key Initiatives for Tissue Manufacturers: Part 2 of 2

Categories: Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

The Haskell team has been focusing on how they can best support their tissue clients’ ultimate goal – to provide high quality products efficiently to the retail consumer.

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4 Key Initiatives for Tissue Manufacturers: Part 1 of 2

Categories: Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

Our team has been focusing on how they can best support their tissue clients’ ultimate goal – to provide high quality products efficiently to the retail consumer.

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The Beam, The Owner, The Architect, The Engineer and The Conveyor

Categories: Simulation, EPC, Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

The beam simply does its job. 

Principals dictated by the laws of physics authenticate the beam as a yeoman of industrial building design. Modern structures wouldn’t exist without the beam. Like any legendary statesman, the beam always gets respect. Ask any building architect or engineer, and they will speak fondly of the beam’s many fine qualities.Finding Design Flaws Before Construction...

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New Products, New Risks – The Uncharted Territory of Product Innovation

Categories: Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

For years, manufacturers and consumers have had a mutual understanding – manufacturers make and consumers buy. If a product was sold out, consumers would wait for restock and if there were deflations in demand, manufacturers would update their products with an occasional new feature. Manufacturers were comfortable and consumers were loyal. Once the economy declined, those days ended. 

 

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