Shop Management Program Offers Modules for ERP Operations
IMTS 2018: The ProShop shop management program from Adion Systems suits Industry 4.0 practitioners and small and medium-sized manufacturers, according to the company.
The ProShop shop management program from Adion Systems suits Industry 4.0 practitioners and small and medium-sized manufacturers, according to the company. ProShop offers an integrated set of modules for managing shops’ typical ERP operations.
In addition to “front office” capabilities such as estimating, quoting and purchasing, the software also features MES and QMS control, monitoring and collection capabilities. MES functions include tracking machine utilization, cutting tool management, media-rich work instructions, part inspection data and integration with coordinate measuring machine data. QMS functions include ISO-9000, AS9100, API and ISO 13485, which enable standards, equipment, users, training, audit reports, non-conformance reports and corrective actions.
A lot of job shops still use a flat shop rate when costing, estimating or quoting. This job shop developed its own software following another approach that is almost as simple but more accurate.
A database guru combined off-the-shelf technology with an elaborate proprietary shop management software to drive efficiency throughout all areas of a machine shop.
Having fully interactive access to shopfloor control software enables supervisors at metal finishing and repair job shop to monitor shop activities and make better decisions on the spot.