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Published: 5/23/2020

ERP Makes Documentation Fast, Paperless
Touchscreen interfaces and digitized part and job data are the latest examples of an aerospace manufacturer taking advantage of its shop management software.  

Published: 5/18/2020

CNC Machine Shop Reaps Benefits of Hiring an IT Person
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.

Published: 2/20/2017

Developing a Platform for Data-Driven Manufacturing
With the eventual goal of adding machine condition monitoring, this company began by installing an ERP system as a foundation to build upon, flattening the learning curve with each step toward achieving increased process oversight.

Published: 5/1/2019

Manufacturing Data Collection and Management Transforms Swiss Shop
A New Hampshire high-volume precision solutions manufacturer and an innovative software solutions provider have collaborated in upgrading the shop’s data collection and organization methods, maximizing output and competitiveness.

Published: 3/27/2020

Facilitating Remote Work, Social Distancing with ERP Systems
As long as shops take steps to prepare, they can use their ERP systems to enable many employees to work from home and increase social distance for those who need to be in the shop during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published: 3/6/2020

Video: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Manufacturing and Machining
The machine tool monitoring that many CNC machining facilities are doing today could be a first step toward their use of machine learning. In this conversation, MMS’s “Data Matters” columnist Matt Danford speculates on the coming r...

Published: 2/25/2020

CNC Machine Shop Captures Its Conversations
This shop found a way to make job quoting a better, faster process. The next step was improving shop communication.

Published: 2/22/2020

Small Shop Achieves Logistical Autonomy with MES
A small laser shop depended on its parent company for invoicing while the shop manager had to juggle both orders and manufacturing. Workplan helped the shop become autonomous. 

Published: 2/17/2020

The Manifold Benefits of Standardization
By locking in on manifolds, investing in one HMC model and developing custom software used on iPads in every department, this shop has set itself up for continuous improvement and its new employees up for success.

Published: 12/2/2019

ERP Software Gives Shop Control Over Scheduling
After relying on time cards for labor tracking and dealing with hot stickers on almost every job, Watson Grinding switched to Global Shop Solutions’ ERP software for automated tracking and intuitive scheduling.