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Spreadsheets, Finite Scheduling Software or APS: Which is best?

Advanced Planning Scheduling|

When it comes to spreadsheets, finite scheduling software or APS, which is best for your manufacturing company? Take a test and find out In today’s lean manufacturing environments, many management [...]

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You’ve got to earn it

Shop Floor Data Collection|

Barcoding on the factory floor What is the value of printing labels on demand? In world class manufacturing, there is a difference between barcode printing and barcode reading, although [...]

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FACTIVITY forms strategic partnership with Opto 22

Company | Product News|

Partnership will enhance machine monitoring solutions Cleveland, OH (April 15, 2014) — FACTIVITY has just become a partner with Opto 22, a worldwide supplier of PAC (Programmable Automation Controllers).  Opto [...]

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FACTVIEW provides a window to factory floor stats

Company | Product News|

SOFTWARE TELLS MANAGERS WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON IN THE FACTORY New FACTVIEW functionality enables a “window into the factory floor” Cleveland, OH (March 11, 2014) — Managing the factory floor [...]

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Value Stream Mapping and MES

Shop Floor Data Collection|

Are piles of paperwork causing problems on the factory floor? Studying the flow of product on the factory floor may be easier than you think In today’s competitive manufacturing [...]

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FACTIVITY Software Now Offered in Korean

Company | Product News|

Cleveland, OH (January 13, 2014) — FACTIVITY announces international translation of its MES (Manufacturing Execution System) paperless shop floor data collection software.  The system, which provides management with metrics [...]

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Is Bar Coding still a viable technology for the factory floor?

Shop Floor Data Collection|

MANUFACTURING DATA COLLECTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY Achieving greater efficiencies with touchscreen systems Many manufacturing companies still labor under the impression that bar coding is the solution to better [...]

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GANTT Chart Viewing Now Available in Factivity Software

OEE | KPI Measurement|

Cleveland, OH (February 5, 2014) — FACTIVITY announces the addition of Gantt chart viewing to the capabilities of its factory floor software. This will enhance production planning for manufacturers as [...]

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MES Pioneer FACTIVITY Inc. Introduces WORKBENCH

OEE | KPI Measurement|

Software Tools to Improve Production, Lower Costs and Improve On-Time Delivery Cleveland, OH (April 12, 2013) — FACTIVITY Inc. today announces the release of its latest set of Manufacturing Execution System [...]

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What Saint Gobain says about FACTIVITY…

Case Study|

Do You Know Which FACTIVITY Modules Are Right for Your Plant? At Saint-Gobain improving your factory floor can be a complicated, confusing task. Many executives have no idea which FACTIVITY [...]

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