American Manufacturing Summit – #MFGUS19

Spyglass joins Microsoft at this year’s event to bring AI and IIoT to life for manufacturing executives By Megan Buntain, EVP Marketing, Spyglass American Manufacturing Summit (March 26-27th in Chicago) brings together operations, production, and IT leaders from across the country to explore manufacturing innovation and plant floor optimization. This year, our Spyglass team is excited to…

Announcing Spyglass Visual Inspection

Intelligently minimize defects and reduce costs We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Spyglass Visual Inspection. Spyglass Visual Inspection harnesses the power of AI, IIoT, and image recognition to help manufacturers improve product quality while significantly reducing the costs associated with manufacturing flaws. Effectively addressing quality concerns is…

Peak Performance and Spyglass Announce New Partnership

Denise Rice, President and owner of Peak Performance, and Philip W. Morris, CEO and co-founder of Spyglass Connected Solutions, announced a partnership between the two companies today. Based on their shared mission to enable manufacturers to achieve operational excellence through continuous improvement and digital transformation, Peak Performance and Spyglass will provide their customers with…

Integrating IT with OT doesn’t mean ‘rip and replace’….

A Microsoft whitepaper on Manufacturing trends in 2019 makes the case By Phil Morris, CEO and Rodney Phillips, EVP - Spyglass Many operations executives see the potential value in a connected factory where OT and IT systems come together, but are concerned about capital intensive projects where the return is not clear at the outset. They’ve been told that they need to rip and…

Part III: Driving Manufacturing Performance with OEE

By Mark Adelhelm, National Manager In the recent Industry Week article, “Finding Manufacturing Performance Gaps with OEE”, the author Louis Columbus discusses the value of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as a metric for driving manufacturing operational excellence. He went on to play devil’s advocate to all of the enthusiasm today for using OEE as the centerpiece of manufacturing…

Part II: Driving Manufacturing Performance with OEE

By Mark Adelhelm, Enterprise Sales Manager In the first segment of this series, I shared some initial thoughts on the recent Industry Week article, “Finding Manufacturing Performance Gaps with OEE” by author Louis Columbus.  I thanked Mr. Columbus for his contribution to the important discussion of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as a metric for driving manufacturing operational…

Part I: Driving Manufacturing Performance with OEE: A Response to Industry Week

By Mark Adelhelm, Enterprise Sales Manager I have a lot of respect for Industry Week.  That said, I am not sure I agree with author Louis Columbus on some of his lessons learned in this month’s article, “Finding Manufacturing Performance Gaps with OEE.”  In this series, I will discuss our experience using Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as a metric.  We have helped dozens of leading…

Welcome to SpyglassInc.com! We’re glad you’re here!

By Phil Morris, CEO, Spyglass Hi. Welcome. We are excited to open the door to our new online home – Spyglassinc.com. This website is intended to be a resource hub for manufacturing executives who want to approach digital transformation differently ….. that is, one factory at a time. Leave the long PowerPoint strategy decks and endless rounds of consultants behind. If you believe in the POWER…