March 1, 2023

Metal Packaging Outlook for 2023 – by Alex Fordham

I got to know Alex Fordham, owner of The Metal Packager publication, as many of us do these days… on-line. I follow him on LinkedIn, read […]
February 22, 2023

A Journey Toward Business Intelligence at Langham Logistics

Most can makers would acknowledge the need for Business Intelligence (BI) solutions to to make better decisions in operations. Few of them know where to start […]
January 17, 2023

The Low-Hanging Fruit: Production Business Intelligence in Can Making

Business Intelligence (BI) in a can maker’s production environment seeks to use available data to make better decisions in daily operations, with the goal of increasing […]
December 14, 2022

Difference Between Business Intelligence and Business Analytics | Manufacturing

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what business analytics is and how it differs from business intelligence. That is appropriately so, as both terms are used […]
November 15, 2022

5 Most Important Machine Metrics to Prevent Machine Downtime

Downtime is the leading cause of lost production time for most manufacturers, negatively impacting the bottom line. A 1% gain in efficiency may not seem like […]
October 19, 2022

A Look at the New Features of Acumence in 2022

Acumence is continually working to improve the system’s functionality so that manufacturers can make data-driven decisions quickly and easily. As part of these efforts, we’ve released […]
September 14, 2022

Hitachi Acquires Flexware Innovation – Owners of Acumence Software

It was recently announced that Flexware Innovation, owners of Acumence, a production business intelligence software, was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. Scott Whitlock, Flexware Innovation’s President and […]
August 31, 2022

Resources for Can Makers

Where do Can Manufacturers turn for learning and resources – not just any resources, but resources related to their craft? Let me preface this by saying, […]
July 14, 2022

Acumence’s Production Monitoring System Provides a Single Source of Truth for Ball Corporation

CASE STUDY | CAN MANUFACTURING Ball Corporation Gains Real-Time Insight into Downtime, Production, and Spoilage with Acumence At Ball Corporation, small improvements in efficiency can add […]