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The Top Three Causes of Downtime on a Manufacturing Shop Floor

Running any kind of business comes with its own set of challenges, but when it comes to manufacturing, facing unexpected downtime can be one of the most frustrating hurdles to overcome. Not only can it significantly injure your company’s production, but it can also cause a severe strain on your finances. Fortunately, understanding the key

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The Benefits of Having a Company Manage Your Cloud Data for Your Manufacturing Plant

In today’s digital age, there is an overwhelming amount of data to manage, store, and secure. This can be particularly true for manufacturing plants. With data coming in from various sources, it can be difficult to keep track of everything, let alone secure it properly. That’s where cloud computing comes in. By having a company

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The Cost of Not Training Your Employees on a New MES Software

When businesses implement a new Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software, it is essential that they properly train their staff. Without proper education and guidance, the powerful capabilities of the MES software can go to waste. Let’s explore why training for a new MES software is so important and what happens when companies fail to do

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“as a Service” – what does it mean to me as an XA customer?

With the proliferation of cloud-based solutions, the concept of “anything as a Service” (XaaS), has become extremely common.  This article will provide a good perspective of “as a Service” options, and how they work together to provide a holistic approach to moving your XA system to the cloud. Any cloud solution can be comprised of

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The Future of Inventory Management for Manufacturers in 2023

In today’s competitive manufacturing industry, effective inventory management is more important than ever. As manufacturers continue to search for ways to reduce production costs, streamline operations, and increase efficiency, inventory management must be a key part of the strategy. This blog post will discuss why inventory management is essential for manufacturers in 2023 and how

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How Digital Work Instructions Benefit Your Shop Floor

Digital work instructions are the future of shop floor operations. This technology utilizes a combination of digital tools and automation to streamline processes and increase efficiency on the shop floor. Here, we’ll discuss why digital work instructions are important and how they can help your business. What Are Digital Work Instructions? Digital work instructions are

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Cycle counting: what is it and what are the best practices?

Cycle counting is an inventory control method where physical counts are conducted on a rotating basis, rather than all at once. The goal of cycle counting is to identify and correct inventory discrepancies as they happen, in order to maintain an accurate inventory count at all times. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some best

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Increasing the speed of information on the shop floor

Maximizing throughput on the production floor requires more than just managing people or schedules. It requires a deep understanding of what’s happening on a minute-by-minute basis and quick reaction times. Using a properly integrated manufacturing execution system like MV2 is the best way to have both. The MV2 MES can automatically collect shop floor data

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