Fog Software Group Announces Acquisition of Factivity

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15 January 2019 – (Deerfield, IL, USA) – Fog Software Group (“Fog”), a division of Vela Software, has completed the acquisition of Factivity, Inc (“Factivity”). Cleveland, OH-based Factivity is a leader in Manufacturing Execution [...]

Factivity MES and Carlisle Brake and Friction’s Lean Initiative: Part Two

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Recap In our last blog, we wrote about Carlisle Brake and Friction’s lean project. The 101-year-old manufacturing company used a creative and fascinating “lean” approach as the framework for modernizing its production and business [...]

Lean and Factivity MES at Carlisle Brake and Friction: Part One

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Some people believe that lean manufacturing is incompatible with computerized systems, but that is not the case. Lean is incompatible with complicated computerized processes that add non-value-added steps to production, but a well-thought-out solution, like [...]

Real-Time Productivity Tracking from OEE to Time & Attendance

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Don’t forget these few facts…Part 1 Accurate factory floor production reporting is becoming more and more important for many manufacturing companies for a variety of reasons. Reasons that range from process improvement projects to [...]

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