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January 3, 2017

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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.

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January 3, 2017

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12/17/2016 - SpindleLIVE version 2.0.7 has been released. New features include:

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December 21, 2016

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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.

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December 5, 2016

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Food packaging is an incredibly important industry, providing not only physical protection to consumable goods, but also convenience, marketing messages and security.

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November 29, 2016

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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.

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November 28, 2016

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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
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November 28, 2016

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New features include:
  • Added SpindleLIVE Professional Utilization Dashboard to the Equipment Status Page

  • Added individual status time stamps to the Employee Page "Other Area" Portal

  • Analysis Page bug fixes

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November 22, 2016

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Goodness Gardens has selected Spindle to take their operations to the next level. They are upping their competitive advantage by embracing real-time data, employee productivity, operational efficiency and meeting customer demands through Spindle’s operations software.

The implemenation is set for launch in early 2017.  We look forward to updating you on the success of their operations.

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October 21, 2016

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 At Starr Textile Services, in Elmwood, LA, all production activities are tracked including connection and real-time data integration with all of Starr's equipment.
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October 19, 2016

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Spindle's visual dashboards in real-time are designed to improve employee productivity and drive action with simple information and alerts.
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September 29, 2016

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  • Custom Corporate KPI selection
    • Custom KPI selection and alert programing for the Corporate Page
    • Trend Page has been modified to reflect the KPIs selected
    • Ranking Portal is now using the highest priority KPI to Rank Plants
  • Hourly Productivity view / export on the Analysis Page
    • Employee Tab
    • Classification Tab
    • Equipment Tab
  • Added Utility Section for Reports
    • Local Operation Report
    • Regional Operation Report
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September 6, 2016

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We are all visual. It is much easier and faster to express an idea, explain a concept or show someone their performance through the use of visual aids. Laundry plant employees are no different. Harness the power of communicating visually with the deployment of our Visual Workplace.
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August 17, 2016

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The Spindle support portal, powered by Zendesk, is now fully interactive and hosts a full library of videos designed to enhance training, provide insight into the SpindleLIVE portals and help customers troubleshoot issues more quickly. Click the support tab on SpindleLIVE to create a username and password and unlock the tools available to you.
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June 7, 2016

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June 7, 2016


Industry 4.0 is a collective term embracing a number of modern automation, data exchange and manufacturing technology. The term facilitates the vision and execution of a “Smart Factory.” Spindles operations management software fast-forwards its customers to asmart factory model for just one area or for an entire workplace.

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May 2, 2016

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  • New data transfer implementation complete to all SpindleLIVE customers
    • Data on SpindleLIVE no older than two minutes from local plant
  • Corporate Home Page
    • Added “Chemwatch” portal
    • Added “Water and Energy” portal
  • Dryer Tracking
    • Turn time and efficiency trend chart added to equipment trend page
    • Added current load weight and formula to dryer portal
  • Other Area Alert
    • Ability to set Other Area Alert
  • Analysis Pageli>
    • Added NA column to classification tab
    • Added Calculated Hours header to employee tab
    • Added help file
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements
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May 2, 2016

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Spindle has introduced an eight week customer interactive training program which includes the following:

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April 13, 2016

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  • Added column "Pieces" to requirements rail portals
  • Analysis page export enhancements
  • Added data refresh bar to Equipment Status Page
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements
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April 11, 2016

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Spindle recently added the Independent Textile Rental Association (ITRA) to its long list of memberships, which includes ALM, CSC, IAHTM, MTSA, TRSA and WTSA. Our Leadership and Sales teams attend multiple association functions annually, where they demonstrate Spindle, build customer relationships and learn more about our continuously growing industry.
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