Press Release: Deriving Data in the Land of Nod
Deriving Data in the Land of Nod
Smart Manufacturing Technology Helps 119 year old Artisan Mattress Maker Modernize its Old-World Craftsmanship
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March 14, 2018 San Jose, California. As a venerable manufacturer of premium mattresses and box springs in the Western United States, McRoskey Mattress Company has constantly striven for improvement in their operations with a focus on customer comfort. With a 25,000 square foot manufacturing facility and significant equipment & labor investments over the past century, the company was eager to modernize operations but not lose the artisan quality craftsmanship of its products. The company chose Atollogy, a leading Smart Manufacturing platform for manufacturers, as its partner to seamlessly blend its traditional manufacturing processes with Atollogy’s data collection and feedback solution.
“Atollogy is able to bring innovative technology to traditional manufacturing businesses, providing nearly instant efficiencies,” said Vanessa Contreras, VP of Manufacturing. “They are the only company that has the ability to provide continuous, unobtrusive, and passive understanding of the key components of our operations: the interaction of our people, equipment, and materials. This has resulted in significant savings in the first few months of use, and as important, streamlined efficiencies on our factory floor.”
Atollogy offers the ability to monitor, analyze and improve production processes for companies like McRoskey. Atollogy’s nimble sensor technologies and sophisticated data synthesis provide insights not previously available, allowing clients to discover and exploit labor saving efficiencies.
A dozen sensors were installed across two departments in the factory floor located in the Dogpatch District of San Francisco. The installation at McRoskey took about an hour and required no change to historical equipment or artisan manufacturing processes. These sensors monitor activities including fabric usage, assembly and quality assurance processes, enabling the company to streamline its production by identifying and monitoring performance and waste in the manufacturing process. McRoskey production managers leverage Atollogy’s simple data dashboard to gain performance insights and visibility to process exceptions on an ongoing and real-time basis.
“The Atollogy solution was easy to install and did not interfere with factory operations. Within weeks of installation, the Atollogy solution has revealed opportunities to streamline process flows and shorten cycle times, while maintaining quality commitment and razor focus on customer comfort”, according to Contreras.
Rob Schoenthaler, CEO and Founder of Atollogy, commented, “McRoskey Mattress Company has been a highly respected, Bay Area manufacturer for over 100 years. With its deep commitment to helping people sleep well, McRoskey has always sought new ways to improve its products by engaging its highly skilled workforce to improve operations. Attology gives McRoskey the tools to do just that. We look forward to continuing our partnership with McRoskey, bringing together the best of both traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge technologies to help people experience life-changing sleep.”
About McRoskey: McRoskey Mattress Company's mission is to support the well-being of its customers through life-changing sleep. Founded in 1899, McRoskey Mattress Company designs and manufactures premium mattresses and box springs in San Francisco. Their beds have supported the dreams of generations and they continue to craft mattresses using time-tested techniques and materials that matter. Visit https://mcroskey.com/
About Atollogy: Atollogy enables manufacturing companies to enter the modern world of technology without the need to endure the pain, expense and process changes that are the hallmarks of classic enterprise systems. We offer proprietary algorithms and capabilities to revolutionize how physical operations are managed by integrating the physical world with artificial intelligence. Our goal is to let our customers leverage enterprise-class computing & analytics with the ease & simplicity of consumer technologies to improve their operations. Atollogy is privately held startup with offices in San Jose, California. Visit https://www.atollogy.com
Kaytea Petro, Marketing Manager
McRoskey Mattress Company
Lauri Gibson, Marketing