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Published: 12/15/2001

Enterprise Resource Planning System Won't Be Outgrown
Adonix X3 is a highly functional system of integrated business applications including sales order management, customer relationship management, purchasing and inventory control, warehousing and quality control, manufacturing planning and execution, ...

Published: 6/1/2001

Software Cuts Nonconformance Disposition From Weeks To Minutes
The difficulty of accessing quality-related information and the resources dedicated to handling paper led this aerospace machining shop's management to search for an automated solution.

Published: 3/15/2001

Getting A Handle On Operational Data
This shop looked at shop control software demonstrations from six vendors. They eventually decided to install 17 networked PCs with Windows 95 software plus this shop management program.

Published: 3/15/2001

Software Keeps Jobs On Track
Two employees of this aerospace shop began gathering information on shop management software systems. Their year-long search culminated in a visit to the 1998 IMTS tradeshow, where they found this software solution.

Published: 2/15/2001

Company Views A Paperless Future
In spite of high precision machinery employed in this plant, engineers were forced to carry program updates on floppy disks to each individual operator. This meant inefficiencies, duplicated effort and production lags, especially when they added 15 ...

Published: 1/15/2001

Estimating Software Yields Higher Profits
Until early 1999, the shop quoted all its jobs using an Excel program developed in-house. Then, they began to use an engineering-based estimating program that provided more accurate representations of actual operating costs.

Published: 1/15/2001

Easier, Flexible Estimating Helps Contract Manufacturer
This company used to calculate estimates for parts with a large, internally developed Excel macro, according to their systems administrator. But about 2 years ago, the company went looking for a computer-aided estimating system. Here's what they fou...

Published: 12/15/2000

Reducing Cycle Time With Tool Selection/Management Program
Most products at BuTech are turned from Type 316 stainless steel bar stock with hardnesses of 28 to 32 HRC. The cold-worked stock provides a higher hardness than typical for this stainless steel type.

Published: 7/15/2000

Precision Metal Fabricator Depends On Multimedia Software To Maintain
Electrolabs, Inc., used to have problems making sure that machine and tooling setups were done right the first time and that parts were assembled correctly. Then the company began using the Realtrac real-time shop management system and is now able t...

Published: 4/15/2000

Controlling Setup Time Variability In The Small Shop
To be as efficient and effective as possible, all set up data should be clearly and concisely documented. One of the biggest mistakes made today is assuming that the person who set up and engineered the process the first time will be there to do it ...