May 24, 2017
Are you interested in experiencing the benefits of a more efficient workplace without the need for a full automation implementation?
May 8, 2017
There are many ways to measure employee performance in food processing, commercial laundry or industrial environment… most of which can be boiled down to several essential categories.
April 17, 2017
SpindleLIVE 2.1.0 was released 4/15/2017. The enhancements include:
April 4, 2017
Everyone is looking to increase productivity, and we know of no better way than implementing a visual workplace. Visual Workplace is a feature of our SpindleLIVE software that will increase
April 4, 2017
Creating an environment for motivating employees is a constant challenge and sometimes seen as the holy grail of productivity. In order to encourage employees, we must understand the inherent motivational triggers and then design programs to support them.
April 4, 2017
Investing in new equipment to keep operations running smoothly is a constant financial trade-off decision. Making equipment investment decisions should not be void of data. Are you using your current equipment to full capacity? What efficiencies are gained with new equipment versus minimizing downtime with your current equipment.
March 16, 2017
Food processing plants contain hazards unique to their industry – more than the typical manufacturing environment. These often include
February 20, 2017
The US food industry is made up of an approximately 21,000 companies with an estimated $750 billion in revenue. Worldwide processed food sales are about $2 trillion.
February 16, 2017
Your operations process is a combination of moving parts armed with a steady flow of constant information. Relying on outdated software and old operations processes can quickly leave your company behind. The world has gone digital, it’s important to stay up-to-date, but connecting and integrating data for all your equipment and labor productivity is cumbersome and time consuming. If only there was a better way...
February 2, 2017
Your operations process is a combination of moving parts armed with a steady flow of constant information. Connecting and integrating data for all of your equipment and labor productivity is cumbersome and time consuming. If only there were a better way...
January 18, 2017
‘ A high performer can deliver 400% more productivity than the average performer.’ –Harvard Business Review
At Spindle we pride ourselves in our ability to help companies improve productivity and exceed business goals. However, our software is only a piece of the efficiency puzzle. It all starts with people. Building a strong high-performance workforce is vital to the success of your manufacturing operations.
January 11, 2017
How to Cut Manufacturing Costs
As a manufacturing plant manager your goal is to run a successful and efficient operation. We’ve put together some ideas to help you cut manufacturing costs by focusing on four areas of your operation: Labor Costs, Energy Consumption, Material Costs, and Capital Investment.
January 3, 2017
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 there were approximately 2.9 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers.
January 3, 2017
12/17/2016 - SpindleLIVE version 2.0.7 has been released. New features include:
December 21, 2016
Growing production costs and an influx of competitors in the food packaging space mean only the most efficient survive. Spindle takes a multidimensional approach to boosting efficiency for your food packaging operations.
December 5, 2016
Food packaging is an incredibly important industry, providing not only physical protection to consumable goods, but also convenience, marketing messages and security.
November 29, 2016
The TRSA Healthcare Conference & Plant Tour is Wednesday, November 30th to Thursday, December 1st. TRSA's Healthcare Conference & Plant Tour is the premier laundry industry event for general and breakout sessions on the business, handling and processing of hospital and specialty medical healthcare linens.
November 28, 2016
New features include:
- Added available KPIs Opportunity hours per FTE
- Opportunity % of total
- Employees <90% Efficiency
- Employees >120%
- Employee efficiency excluding outliers
- Added 3 day selector to Equipment Status Page
- Added rollup to the Employee Page Other Activity Today Portal