Newcastle Systems, Inc.

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Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  April 10

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Receiving, Put-away, Picking, Packing, and Shipping. Actually, there are more, but we’ll use the limited space in our blog post today to share five processes that can be transformed by deploying a single workstation with a dimensional scanner. One Workstation, Five Processes Transformed 1 - A Dimensional scanner as part of a complete mobile...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  March 27

Lean practitioners are probably aware of the “Water Spider” which is an important role on the floor of the manufacturing shop. And you may also know that it, like many other lean terms like “Kanban,” “Gemba” and “Kaizen,” it originates from the Japanese language, where lean got its start. Lost in Translation – An Actual Job Title Most of the lean...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  March 20

If we think of the start of the day in the warehouse as “Receiving” and the end of the day as “Shipping,” then everything that leads up to the first and follows from the latter revolves around trucks and moving product around. TMS software is a critical part of any supply-chain execution (SCE) platform...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  March 13

Do you know how to improve quality and safety in manufacturing with automation and mobility? In the last article, we talked about quality control. Today we want to share with you how automation and mobility impacts manufacturing. When Moving Objects Make Things Safer The Trouble with Manual Quality Control Processes When something has been the...

“Quality is Everyone’s Responsibility” Edward Deming, considered to be a “God” in the eyes of the Japanese business community for his influence on their manufacturing sector after WWII is attributed as the source of the now somewhat obvious quote above. His philosophy was one that wanted us to see manufacturing as a “system,” not a series of bits...

Wasted Motion does not happen all at one time - it may be 20 seconds here and 10 seconds there, making it extremely difficult to identify. Simple examples of wasted motion include: Walking to a printer to print labels Walking to a computer to access data Walking to a static desk to dimension product Not only is this waste hard to identify, it's...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  February 20

In this final part of the series, we conclude the look into the deeper levels of MES functionality that enables final production to work effectively. We then look at different types of MES and summarize the key aspects of MES to consider when starting out or when upgrading an existing basic MES to a system with the latest IIoT digitalized...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  February 13

In the first article of this series, we saw how the top level of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) work in the factory to deliver benefits against business goals and requirements, managing the flow of production for final products and sub-assemblies. Now it is time to delve into deeper levels of MES, looking at other areas within the factory...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  February 6

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) have been around for quite a while now, and there are hundreds of choices out there for MES solutions. As MES covers a very broad and often loose range of added-value topics, it is rare to find any two MES solutions that offer the same scope of functionality. This is especially true given the rapid progress of...