“If the machines are cutting, there’s a chance to make money.” But how much are the machines in a job shop actually running? How much uptime are you actually getting? And how do you learn how to measure what you thought your capacity was compared to your actual capacity?
According to Andy McCartney, President of Willoughby’s Bowden Manufacturing, these are problems that have bugged him for 19 ½ years since he took over the company. But, as he explained in recent Lunch n Learn, an investment a year ago in a new digital technology is providing him data that’s making a difference for his business.