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Published: 10/20/2010

Automated Stock Room Enhances Lean Efforts
In a lean effort to do more with less, this company replaced the stock room shelving with four Kardex-Remstar horizontal carousels integrated with pick-to-light technology and FastPic inventory management software.

Published: 3/15/2010

Attaining Synergy From Front Office To Shop Floor
By providing a centralized hub of real-time information, ERP software from Global Shop Solutions enables this shop to keep its finger on the pulse of the business. As a result, it can improve accountability, identify inefficiencies that need to be a...

Published: 12/21/2006

Gear Manufacturer Gains Efficiency With Tool Management System
When producing a large number of complex, high-value-added parts, processes are continually examined and optimized, and this influences the style and numbers of cutting tools that are used each day. Avon Gear Company (Rochester Hills, Michigan) know...

Published: 12/15/2002

Shop Reduces Paperwork With Shop Management Software
With two mechanical engineers, this small shop accepts not only contract jobs, but the shop will 'take anything--from an idea needing design work, to production jobs or reverse engineering from a part.

Published: 11/15/2002

ERP System Keeps New Work Center Fully Loaded
It's difficult for a small, specialized machine builder doing $1.5 million in sales annually to buy a $100,000 machine tool, then keep it fully loaded and realize a good return on investment without upsetting the workload throughout the shop—especia...

Published: 7/15/2002

Software Helps Shop Cut Inventory Costs
The management of inventory is a problem that can plague almost any industry, including machine shops and machining-intensive manufacturing operations. Here is just such a case.

Published: 7/15/2002

Shop Floor Computers Help Machine Shop Manager Growth
The management team at this CNC machining facility realized that the company's shop software was inadequate to manage the rapid growth the company was experiencing.

Published: 6/15/2002

Shop Boosts Manufacturing Efficiency...Profits With A...Cost Estimating System
To win jobs from customers that include NASA, aerospace companies, and a variety of petrochemical, oilfield and gas industries, a precision machine shop must respond to an average of 150 customer Requests for Quotes (RFQs) per week.

Published: 6/15/2002

Paperless ERP...Overcomes Language Barriers...Enhances Data Collection...
While communication at the company's facility was good, this shop, which is highly customer focused, wanted to further enhance its communication between shifts and between departments.

Published: 5/15/2002

Software Brings Better Control of Manufacturing Data
Like many businesses, this fitting manufacturer eagerly embraced new computer technology as it became available. But by the mid-1990s, its eight computers ran on three separate networks, based on operating system compatibility.