The Amper Manufacturing Blog

Oct 26, 2021

The Difference between Amper and an ERP System

Chances are, your factory uses an ERP—and that’s a good thing. ERPs help manufacturers operate more efficiently in a...

Oct 19, 2021

Everything You Need to Know about Machine Utilization

In manufacturing, time is money. There are costs that a factory must pay, simply to be in business—whether you're...

Oct 15, 2021

Why Now is the Time for Manufacturers to Embrace Industry 4.0

There's never been a better time for manufacturers to adopt Industry 4.0. However, there are often many obstacles...

Aug 30, 2021

Michael Abbott, Plant Manager of GPP, Shares How He Maximizes Uptime and Utilization

If you're using shop floor data like OEE or downtime to improve your operations—or even thinking about it—you won’t...

Jul 28, 2021

5 Can't Miss Things to See & Do at the PMPA National Technical Conference & PMTS 2021

Are you attending The Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) in Cleveland? PMTS 2021 is one of the first...

Jul 6, 2021

5 Best Practices for Setting Your Machine Monitoring System up for Success

The purpose of implementing a machine monitoring system is to improve plant productivity, but some manufacturers get...

May 6, 2021

Evaluating Machine Monitoring: Why Ease of Implementation Should Matter to Your Whole Team

These days, it’s hard to find a factory that isn’t obsessed with improving productivity. No wonder more...

Mar 24, 2021

Elevate Your Factory: How to Hire and Develop Manufacturing Talent in 2021

As business rebounds, manufacturers are once again wrestling with an industry-wide talent shortage. As a service to...

Mar 9, 2021

Top 5 KPI Dashboards Every Manufacturer Needs

These days, manufacturers are trying to do more with less, operate more efficiently, and make informed purchasing...

Feb 24, 2021

How Manufacturers Are Spending Money in 2021

Good news! According to several recent studies, it appears the manufacturing industry is rebounding from the depths...

Dec 22, 2020

How Manufacturers Are Planning for 2021: Top 5 Takeaways from Amper’s Leadership Panel

As they do every year at this time, manufacturers are engaged in strategic planning for the new year. But, aside...

Dec 3, 2020

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Machine Monitoring System

If you haven’t already put a machine monitoring system in place, you’re undoubtedly thinking about it. As the saying...

Oct 29, 2020

How Manufacturers Can Upskill their Workforce and Continue to Attract Skilled Workers

Doing more with less—that’s exactly what many manufacturers are focused on now, and with good reason. According to...

Sep 30, 2020

The 2020 Manufacturing Playbook: A Structured Approach to Navigating Uncertainty

As we find our way through the volatile present, manufacturers are making more long-shadow decisions than ever—often...

Sep 23, 2020

How Amper Customers Can Leverage Our System and Get the Most Out of Their Production Data

Investing in an OEE tracking system is a great first step toward reducing machine downtime, saving money and,...

Sep 4, 2020

How Manufacturers Can Increase Revenue with an OEE Tracking System

As the downturn continues, most manufacturers are experiencing a loss of revenue. Sales are down, material costs are...

Aug 26, 2020

How to Label Machine Downtime and Create Accountability with Teams Using Amper

Implementing a utilization tracking system like Amper is an effective way to manage machine downtime. However,...

Aug 25, 2020

Fact Check: Machine Monitoring Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

3 Myths about OEE Tracking System Costs If you think machine monitoring is out of the question for your factory due...

Aug 20, 2020

The Manufacturing Data You Should Track & What to Actually Do With It

A manufacturing plant is one of the most dynamic and complex business environments you’ll find. Amper has worked...

Aug 18, 2020

Manufacturing KPIs: What Makes a Good Metric?

I think it's fair to say we all have data fatigue with more information and metrics we could possibly use.

Jun 19, 2020

How I Went from Evaluating Machine Monitoring Systems to Selling One

Hi, I’m Peter, and I used to be an Operations Manager at a CNC machine shop. If you’re reading this blog, it’s...

May 19, 2020

Amper COVID-19 Toolkit: How to Use Amper During the Current Pandemic

As manufacturers across the US prepare for the long shadow of impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have...

Apr 6, 2020

Lean Manufacturing: Laying the Foundation for a Lean Mindset

Rethinking Your Business in the Wake of COVID-19 We live in uncertain times. Like every other industry, the...

Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus: 7 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Protect Your Factory Workers—and Your Bottom Line

As every manufacturer knows too well, the Coronavirus pandemic is posing a very real threat to the industry. While...

Feb 27, 2020

6 Step Process to Improving OEE in Your Factory

Every day, manufacturers strive to ship their parts on time and at the quoted price. This can be very complicated,...

Feb 5, 2020

5 Preventative Maintenance Best Practices

Note: Special thanks to Joel Blachman, Erik Johnson and SNF Polychemie for creating this article.

Jan 19, 2020

5 Ways to Improve High-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturing

“I want three custom parts for my machine, and I need them by tomorrow.”

Jan 11, 2020

3 Ways Machine Monitoring Is Broken – And How Amper Is Fixing It

Machine monitoring is an essential tool used for continuous improvement by manufacturing companies around the world....