Failure Analysis Case Studies

October 18, 2021 by SLS

SLS has failure analysis capabilities that identify root causes of failures to improve future performance and solve real-world problems. The SLS Failure Analysis team are highly experienced and are experts in the mechanical engineering field. Our team can guide you through the entire process and provide independent testing required for your failure analysis and investigation.

categories: Service

4 Key Questions to Ask Before Getting Started With Collaborative Robots

April 28, 2021 by SLS & UR

Small and mid-sized manufacturers can be especially hard hit by sudden changes such as economic volatility, intense competitive pressure, seasonal demands or even an unexpected global crisis, like the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

categories: Service, Product- Non-Bearings

Predictive Maintenance Program To Prolong Electric Motor Lifespan And Prevent Failure

February 23, 2021 by SLS

We all know that it is important to properly look after our equipment and carry out maintenance where necessary, especially on electric motors, due its delicate parts that require service in order to work properly. Therefore, in order to prolong its service lifespan and prevent premature failure, it is absolutely critical that the right motor maintenance program is selected.

categories: Predictive Maintenance, Service

Importance of Visibility in the Last-mile of Supply Chain

December 28, 2020 by SLS & VersaFleet

With the advancements in technology, there has been innovations in the supply chain space as well. While there has always been technology for supply chain design and management, there are very little tools for the day-to-day on the ground operations. This is especially so for the last mile of the supply chain, where more often than not, the execution has been outsourced to multiple third party logistics service providers.

categories: Service

Machine Learning in Stock Optimisation

September 09, 2020 by Slimstock

We cannot ignore it. The complexity of supply chains has increased exponentially in recent years. Whereas once upon a time, a good business strategy alone would be enough to compete, overcoming complexity is now what ultimately sets a business apart from its competitors; a trend which will only become more prevalent in the coming years.

categories: Service

Inventory Planning: Excel vs Demand Planning Software

August 04, 2020 by Slimstock

For almost all business professionals, the relationship with spreadsheets started when they were at school. Over time, they become familiar with the intricacies of the tool. As a result, spreadsheets are often the default programme for every bit of analysis required.

categories: Service

5 Reasons Why Predictive Maintenance is Important for Electric Motors

July 14, 2020 by SLS

What is predictive maintenance for electric motors? Predictive maintenance programs use condition-monitoring tools and testing systems within the motor to track the equipment’s performance. Sensors installed in the electric motors stream real-time data into a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and identify areas that need attention. Monitoring devices on electric motor   Monitoring the motor while it’s in operation assists the detection of potential defects, allowing repairs and[...]

categories: Predictive Maintenance, Service, Product- Non-Bearings

Strategies to Operations Series 3: Product Life-Cycle

June 05, 2020 by Slimstock

Every product goes through a product life-cycle consisting of five phases. As a supply chain professional, how can you ensure you keep just enough inventory at every stage? Unfortunately, the duration an item spends at each stage is different for every product, as is the growth curve and total demand. Furthermore, a large number of products fail during the introduction phase and thus move directly to the phase-out aspect of the product lifespan.

categories: Service

Strategies to Operations Series 2: ABC/XYZ

April 14, 2020 by Slimstock

Through finding the balance between investment in inventory and service levels, businesses can exploit the laws of Pareto principle in order to adopt a more proactive approach to managing the entire assortment. It is no secret that for many businesses, 80% of the turnover is generated by just 20% of the assortment. Given that such a large proportion of the assortment seemingly offers such little value to the business, you would be forgiven for focusing all of your attention on the best[...]

categories: Service

Strategies to Operations Series 1: Assortment Index

February 11, 2020 by Slimstock

  For a business to succeed, the inventory strategy must align with the overall corporate vision of the organisation. However, when it comes to executing the supply chain strategy, even seemingly small inventory management decisions can have a profound and far-reaching impact across the rest of the organisation.

categories: Service

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