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Shopfloor Software Cuts Non-Productive Time And Increases On-Time Delivery

Palma Tool and Die Company has a full complement of CNC and manual machines, which includes VMCs, lathes, surface grinders, wire EDM and stamping and injection molding machines. Management was facing several issues. How do you make sure that materia...

Scheduling Software Shows Bottlenecks And Solutions

Four years ago Mr. Adams went looking for a scheduling program to smooth out the bumps in his business. Two things he wanted were visual scheduling and a Windows environment. Mr. Adams decided to buy Vista from Epicor Software.

Software Leads To Integration In The Job Shop

Jim Andries of Stremel Manufacturing had a vision of his company's software and employees working together. After several years of piecemeal software purchases, Mr. Andries' vision turned into a true need for shop integration.

Job Shop Provides Machine Operators With Job-Related Data In Real-Time

This shop, which specializes in large parts for power generation, aerospace and defense, decided it wanted to provide machine operators with every piece of information for the job at hand, in one place, at one time and in real-time.

Build-To-Order Manufacturing Software Plays A Key Role For Precision Manufacture

Manufacturing software that works well in both build-to-order and build-to-stock modes has played a key role as Penn United Technology (Saxonburg, Pennsylvania) doubled sales during the last three years, according to Darrin Grove, CIM Manager.

Shop Management Software Allows For More Effective Operations

The management at Alger Manufacturing knew it needed a new shop management system. Even with customization, the shop management package it had been using was inadequate. The company's management team knew it would have to make some changes, includin...

Cleveland Machine Shop Regains Control With Integrated Software System

This Cleveland, OH machine shop faced with enormous growth, uses the Bottom Line Shop Floor Control, designed specifically for job shops to track and control every element of a job from beginning to end.

Minnesota Manufacturer Integrates Software For A Mini-MES

Buying specific, flexible software products, each geared to one particular need, and integrating them, provided this shop with its own 'mini manufacturing execution system.'

Automating Software Ends Scheduling Nightmares For Job Shop

When Jean Pitzo stepped up to the CEO position of Ace Metal Craft in 1989, she found she had also stepped into a scheduling nightmare.

CNC Shop Feels The Impact Of Shop Management Software

Littlestar Plastics, Inc. located in Machesney Park, Illinois, has been providing CNC-machined plastic components to the electrical, food processing and equipment manufacturing industries since 1992.

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