Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Keeping Score on the Shop Floor

Jul 12, 2023
San Antonio, TX, United States
Go to event: Keeping Score on the Shop Floor


What gets measured gets managed. Have you ever watched a football game and not looked at the scoreboard? Of course not! The score, time remaining and number of downs all matter to the coaches, the players, and the fans. Likewise, the metrics on the shop floor allow the employees to manage what needs to happen to be successful, and they then can work together towards achieving it.  These metrics/KPIs will trigger desired behaviors, guide the team’s focus, and help sustain that momentum. Although the customers do not see the metrics, they reap the benefits of improved on-time delivery, quality, and costs.

This course will explain:

  • The planning necessary for effective metrics
  • Core metrics to improve shop floor productivity, such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Takt Time, Mean time between failure (MTBF), Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR), and on-time delivery (OTD)
  • Data gathering and reporting hygiene
  • Effective methods to communicate and monitor the metrics
  • Setting SMART goals to ensure success
  • Driving continuous improvement using the Kata methodology

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Southwest Research Institute, Building 68
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238

Intelligent Systems Division
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue



$150 per person for SAMA, NBMA & SMMA Members
$225 per person for non-members