Monday, May 12, 2014

Great Okuma Video Showing MERLIN by Jeff Estes - Director of THINC

Jeff Estes, of OKUMA, is the Director of THINC and has a very nice video below that shows Memex Automation's MERLIN - Manufacturing Execution Realtime Lean Information Network - running at Okuma.

Jeff makes the point that "Profits can sneak out your door silently, unseen. But today we have tools that can help you determine where your productivity problems are, so you find and resolve them. The key is to perform shop floor monitoring and operations monitoring in addition to machine monitoring. By doing this you can view key performance indicators like parts output and quality – factors that are critical to measure so you can control your costs."

Below is the video - thanks Jeff!