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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

Speed, Flexibility And Adaptability Are Key In Shop Management Software
It was 1999, and Precision Plus of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, was fairly satisfied with its 10-year-old DOS shop management software. However, the vendor would no longer be providing DOS updates.

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.

Published: 2/1/2002

New ERP System Halves Administrative Staff
This manufacturer is one of the largest contract machining shops in the Houston, Texas, area, offering machining and assembly services to the oil tool industry. The company purchased software to run its manufacturing operations more than five years ...

Published: 2/1/2002

Company Reduces Inventory And Costs With New Software
The Aerospace Group of Parker Hannifin Corporation, located in Irvine, California, is a leader in the development, design, manufacture and service of control systems and components for aerospace and related high technology markets.

Published: 12/15/2001

Preventative Maintenance Programs Head Off Downtime Before It Starts
In today's intense marketplace, the conventional wisdom of don't fix it if it isn't broken no longer prevails as major manufacturers realize they cannot afford sudden misalignment and unplanned downtime with their major machine tools.