There is a great interview by AMT's Penny Brown of Mark Albert, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Machine Shop.
Below Mark is referring to implementing MTConnect:
“One of the things I’m seeing is that when a company implements it, they start to get benefits right away,” Albert said. “Whether they start implementing on a small scale or a larger one, they very quickly start to see rewards that make the effort worthwhile. They start getting a better picture of what’s actually happening on their shop floor.”
In the article, Mark goes on to discuss [MC]2 2013 MTConnect: Connect Manufacturing Conference:
Albert plans to return to [MC]2 and thinks it’s a great place to see users, suppliers and developers all in one place. “It really is clear that this is a practical, doable, worthwhile technology for almost any shop that’s really looking for a fast payback.”