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Getting Started with Industry 4.0

MES, OEE | KPI Measurement|

Industry 4.0 encompasses so many technologies and offers so many transformational opportunities that it can be hard to know where to start. For example, McKinsey lists almost 30 [...]

What is Industry 4.0?

MES, OEE | KPI Measurement|

You may be hearing a lot of buzz about Industry 4.0 and wondering what all the noise is about. The concept arose from a project commissioned by the German [...]

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Scheduling Software…How Plastics & Metal Manufacturers can make better operational decisions…faster!

MES, OEE | KPI Measurement|

“One major differentiator between Advanced Scheduling Software and using your current ERP and/or spreadsheet based scheduling system is the ability to quickly and easily provide realistic ship dates to [...]

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Manufacturing Labor Time– Not what it used to be!

MES, OEE | KPI Measurement|

As recently mentioned in the NY Times Newspaper of Jan 3, 2018… “Tech has helped undercut the power of incumbent institutions — governments, political parties, the media, the patriarchy…” [...]

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Advanced Planning and Scheduling…Can you afford to live without it?

Advanced Planning Scheduling|

In Today’s fast pace marketplace Manufacturer’s must consider using an APS System Many manufacturing companies have an ERP solution and believe that their software requirements are completely covered by [...]

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3 Things Plastic Manufacturers Need to Have

Advanced Planning Scheduling, MES|

Shrinking costs, staying competitive while providing timely delivery to customers does not have to be a complex process—but it is one that is well beyond the scope of most [...]

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Customer Satisfaction … are you keeping up? What you don’t know might be hurting you!

Advanced Planning Scheduling|

Unless your company meets customer expectations for on-time delivery performance, it won’t be in business for long. And unless you are selling a product with the cachet of the [...]

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Job Shops…Are You Missing Out? Do you know about CTP? Want to try it out with a POC?

Advanced Planning Scheduling, Production Planning Software, Proof of Concept|

As we mentioned in our news article last month regarding what manufacturing, especially job shops, can learn from Amazon, click here and learn from Amazon many metal working fabricators, [...]

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6 Tips for Improving Real-Time Production Tracking

Advanced Planning Scheduling|

Job Shops are some of the most complex manufacturing operations when it comes to work scheduling and tracking. No matter whether it’s metal working or plastic parts, orders do [...]

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What can manufacturers learn from Amazon?

Advanced Planning Scheduling|

The answer is: Companies that can ship the quickest and deliver product “on time” will win the business. At best, customers will give you, possibly, up to three opportunities to [...]

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