The Philosophy and Consequence of Measurement – Productivity (Part 2)
‘When you cannot measure… your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind’. Lord Kelvin
We continue looking into the need, specifications and now usage of test equipment by looking at 6Ps (Precision, Power, Performance) - (Productivity, Portability, Package). Here, we look further into Productivity.
Increasing Productivity tends to increased competitiveness and fuels growth. Many comment on Productivity as a worthy goal
“Prevention and productivity are the next frontiers in healthcare innovation”
“What the robotics revolution means for productivity”
“Reduce engineering time, reduce risk & increase productivity”
“Do you want to improve your company’s level of productivity & efficiency?”
When making a measurement with a piece of instrumentation what do you need to look out for when considering your productivity?
In this piece we’ll consider the operational aspects of productivity
- Measurement set-up time
- The measurement itself
- Capturing of results
- Turning data into information to make decisions
Many of these steps involve a skilled engineer with knowledge and experience but in others practical steps can be taken to ease the process for that skilled person. For example it is common that accessories are needed to connect the measuring instrument to the device under test. Also, that software may be needed to automate the testing once set-up. Also, that data can be ported to other software for analysis and interpretation.
Here the expertise of the vendor once again comes into force and productivity can be increased by working with a premier supplier at each stage. MCS Test Equipment has the product breadth and depth of expertise to bring the best solution to you with ease. What’s more, if you can’t see it, ask and we’ll help find it for you.
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