Tag: sixsigma

Re-implement Your Eclipse MES to Stave Off Economic Downturn

Eclipse Manufacturing Execution Software

It’s possible a tough recession is just around the corner.  As a roll forming manufacturer, you’re thinking about ways to avoid the pain.  If you’re an Eclipse user, you can help your company by finally doing a full implementation of a system that allows you to improve capacity and margins without a lot of up-front costs.  In fact, you’ve already paid the biggest cost when you bought the software. Continue reading “Re-implement Your Eclipse MES to Stave Off Economic Downturn”

The Cost of Poor Quality

Unacceptable Part Length Quality

The title of this post comes from a concept within Lean Six Sigma.  It is a reflection of costs associated with scrap parts, wasted production time, and all the time, materials, and labor required to reproduce scrap in order to make enough good parts to satisfy a customer order, as well as the lost opportunities that come from the inefficiency and re-work.  It encompasses all of the business processes that touch the manufacturing process, as well.  From the order-taking and scheduling systems, to the method by which you bill your customers. Continue reading “The Cost of Poor Quality”