You’ve implemented your new ERP with your state-of-the-art MES, and now you’re tracking problems on the shop floor! The MES has some cool reporting features, like built-in Pareto charts and drill-down capability.
After a few months, you check in with the Plant Manager. Are they using the new systems to get a better handle on issues? Well…it turns out the reports aren’t that helpful. Operators don’t like the system. The reports are full of charts and numbers, but the data isn’t meaningful to what’s happening day-to-day.
You know other companies use this system, and the word in the industry is that it’s really powerful. Trusted associates swear by the functionality. What could have gone wrong? I’ll tell you the three major areas where manufacturing companies fall down. Continue reading “Downtime Tracking and Data Bias”