Real-time is a commonly used yet loosely defined buzz word in the manufacturing industry. As a manufacturer, what does real-time mean to me and how is information flowing through my shop floor to the front office? What does this mean in terms of ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions and what does it take to be considered a real-time solution? More importantly, why would I need this? For this article, we shall define an ERP system with real-time capabilities to mean that the ERP system has the ability to update information throughout the system and across your company as the new information is entered instantaneously. Following the definition, an explanation into the benefits of real-time capability and the specific areas of a system where real-time is impactful will be provided. Continue reading
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (better known as IMTS) is North America’s largest manufacturing technology trade show. Every even numbered year manufacturing companies nationwide come together in a neutral location to exhibit, discuss, educate, share, and network with one another on all the latest technological and industrial advances. The shared ultimate goal is to continue to grow and improve the rapidly evolving industry that is manufacturing. Continue reading
Aerospace Dynamics international (ADI) based in the Santa Clarita Valley of Southern California, supplies complex components and mechanical assemblies to the global aeronautics and aerospace industries. Our corporate goal is to be an industry benchmark and offer our customers the latest engineering and manufacturing technologies. At ADI, we are confident that our focus on continuous improvement and advanced technologies will enable the success of all of our customers’ programs.
Amongst the many other efforts in 2012, ProfitKey is getting back into the industry full-swing, starting with SME’s 2012 MFG4 Conference, being held May 8-10 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. This will be a great opportunity to meet with our executives, face to face, and ask in-depth questions about our industry leading manufacturing ERP software. We will be stationed at booth #1238, so please feel free to stop by, drop off your business card, and enter for a chance to win a free hand-held Motorola tablet. Also, look for us in the March & May editions of Manufacturing Engineering and the May edition of Modern Machine Shop . Continue reading
Marketing has rapidly changed over the past few years and every expert in and close to that field of employment will quickly agree. Today, specific for the manufacturing software sector, it is a particularly challenging task to take a brand (company) name from little to no name recognition and turn it into an industry standard. While nothing is guaranteed, the new marketing tactics afford many new opportunities. Continue reading