Written by:

Ben Baldwin

The illustrious ISO 9001 certification has been a desirable credential for decades within the manufacturing community. Since its inception in 1987, it has been a symbol of quality practices, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction. But is ISO 9001 worth it?

Written by:

Virginia Shram

Remote work is rising in popularity, and many employers are creating new protocols for standardizing the process. Whether or not you choose to adopt a WFH (work from home) or hybrid telecommuting model, it’s a good idea to consider the benefits that come with such a reframing.

Written by:

Virginia Shram

Let’s stop moralizing AI technology and look at 3 different case studies in the bestseller "Automating Inequality" by economic and political authority Virginia Eubanks. With each study, we can learn valuable takeaways about automation implementation.

Written by:

Ben Baldwin

With only about ten years since Industry 4.0 was coined in 2011, Industry 5.0 seems to be hot on its tails. Never before have we had two industrial revolutions follow so closely together and this is leading to some interesting interplay between their innovations and benefits. But is the hype really worth it? Or is Industry 5.0 a new catchphrase to keep people interested in Industry 4.0's latest innovations?

Written by:

Ben Baldwin

Establishing a proper work order management process can be difficult. There is a significant amount of scheduling, prioritization, and workforce planning that contribute toward a successful work order management process. That’s why we’ve created the 8 Stages of the Work Order Management Process. Though every operation is different, we’ll go into detail about what a successful work order management process looks like.

Written by:

Ben Baldwin

Have you been on the fence about integrating work instruction software into your operation? Or are you looking for new areas to go digital? Examples of standard work instructions help you understand the capabilities of the software while also bringing to light the variety of ways it can benefit your unique business.

Written by:

Ben Baldwin

Productivity monitoring often brings to mind overzealous managers who micromanage their employees. But did you know that with the right system, productivity monitoring actually empowers your workers? Effectively monitoring employee productivity goes beyond tracking how much is produced within an hour. It tracks specific challenges, key successes, and allows operators to share their knowledge and observations.

Written by:

Virginia Shram

Manufacturers-in-the-know praise Taichi Ohno and Eiji Toyoda for inventing the revolutionary Toyota Production System, but did you know that the origins of lean production go back even further?

Written by:

Ben Baldwin

Do you need help kickstarting your digital transformation? Learn about the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) and see if you are eligible to be part of the Canadian government's $4 billion push for e-commerce and digital transformation.

Written by:

Ben Baldwin

Who reaps the benefits of going digital? Or in other words, who can use VKS? Even though we have experienced the first full decade of industry 4.0, we are still only beginning to uncover the benefits of digital operations. The power to connect workers, systems, tools, and machines has proven to change the landscape of modern manufacturing. Do you know how to fully utilize the best potential modern technology has to offer?

Written by:

Virginia Shram

In this installment of "Eyes on Industrial AI" we explore methods of data collection, including what makes good data and what leads to bad data. Moreover, automation is necessary for proper, good data.

Written by:

Ben Baldwin

Are the manufacturing skills of your workforce ready for automation? Amid the progressive industry shifts of industry 4.0, rarely do we hear about training workforces with the required skills for automation. In light of this, we’d like to explore the manufacturing skills that will drive the industry to new successes alongside automation. Despite what people say, human beings and automation are two sides of the same proverbial manufacturing coin.

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