Tag Archives: Agile

Fitness tracker… Does your factory have one?

Andea-eBoxWatchFit2In 2016 my wife surprised me with a fitness tracker for my B-day. It is a Garmin watch that does everything from measuring my running speed and heart rate, to displaying how well I slept the night before. I have always been active and like to play sports, so this was a fantastic gift idea. The watch has been a great tool not only to motivate me to be active but also to do it better.

Recently I was speaking to a large electronics manufacturer looking for ways to improve their final test and packaging processes. The client knows that they need to improve some KPI’s such as machine performance and first pass yield. The problem is that they find it hard to quantify what improvement is reachable. Why? Continue reading

A day in the life of an MES consultant (part 2)

This post is a part of a series that presents common challenges faced when implementing and maintaining an MES system. MES consultants share their own MES war stories with you.

Agile approach in MES projects

AgilityDuring my career as an MES consultant, I worked in projects where we applied different project management methodologies. The most common one was the Waterfall model. This model was developed in 1970’s. More recently, at the beginning of this millennium, the Agile methodology was introduced. Here I explain how I adopted it in an MES project. Continue reading