After launching a corporate initiative around continuous improvement, General Grind recognized an urgent need to increase throughput for their production equipment. To do so required gaining full control of its machine and operational data to reducing downtime, identify production bottlenecks, and improve their reaction time to issues on the factory floor.
The team at General Grind partnered with MachineMetrics Industrial IoT Platform as the software foundation for this initiative and implemented the solution on 50 high-priority machines to start. From day 1, the application of MachineMetrics produced both granular and institutional changes to how the company operated. The ability to quickly visualize and analyze machine health and production data across their factory floor accelerated critical, actionable bottleneck analysis that led to dramatic increases in machine utilization and OEE.
The initial result? 6,933 hours a year of additional capacity!
Join Blake Bieri, Chief Operating Officer at General Grind, and Graham Immerman, VP of Marketing at MachineMetrics for this case study webinar detailing all of the fantastic gains that their company was able to see after implementing MachineMetrics.
WW Business Development Lead
Discrete Manufacturing Solutions
Joe Rosing leads the AWS discrete manufacturing solutions strategy and portfolio with a focus on delivering solutions through AWS services and partners that accelerate growth, reduce costs, and drive innovation for industrial manufacturing customers. He has experience applying machine learning to manufacturing applications and integrating new technologies into the plant operating rhythm and culture. Prior to AWS, Joe spent two years at a machine learning start-up following over ten years at Rockwell Automation, with roles in product management and operations leadership.
VP of Marketing
Graham Immerman is VP of Marketing for MachineMetrics, Manufacturing’s First Industrial IoT Platform for Machines. Graham has quickly become an authority on digital factory transformation and the application of IoT technology for the manufacturing industry. Graham spent his early career working on Madison Ave. at global and boutique marketing firms to help craft successful digital marketing strategies for brands like Adidas, Reebok, H&RBlock, and Starbucks.
Chief Operating Officer
General Grind & Machine
Blake Bieri is Chief Operating Offer for General Grind & Machine, a family-owned corporation that specializes in the manufacturing of machined parts. Located in Western Illinois, near the Iowa border, in Aledo, IL, GGM occupies eleven buildings with a total of 230,000 square feet of floor space, 180,000 square feet dedicated to manufacturing 24/7 to meet their customer’s needs.