7. October 2016
Lean Production is a fundament for the Smart SMT Factory

Industry 4.0 is the new kid on the block. How does it compare to MES & lean production?

(image: ©Frank11) Welcome back! This time I would like to share my views on how Industry 4.0, manufacturing execution systems and lean production approaches relate to […]
14. November 2016

Interview: How smart are the factories of SMT equipment manufacturers?

(Image: ©ASM Assembly Systems) Equipment suppliers for the SMT factory of the future all claim that their products and solutions are smarter, more intelligent and more […]
2. December 2016

Calculating basic performance indicators for the smart factory: Overall Production Effectiveness (OPE)

(Image: ©Spencer) ‘How to get started with the smart factory’ is a question of interest not only to bloggers in the field, but to the entire […]
28. April 2017

Everything moves faster than expected: Impressions from the Digital Factory trade fair in Hanover

(images: (c) Peter Kronfeld) Imagine you stand in front of a monitor and a software developer asks what information you would like to receive from a […]