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Published: 2/1/2002

New ERP System Halves Administrative Staff
This manufacturer is one of the largest contract machining shops in the Houston, Texas, area, offering machining and assembly services to the oil tool industry. The company purchased software to run its manufacturing operations more than five years ...

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: 12/15/2001

Preventative Maintenance Programs Head Off Downtime Before It Starts
In today's intense marketplace, the conventional wisdom of don't fix it if it isn't broken no longer prevails as major manufacturers realize they cannot afford sudden misalignment and unplanned downtime with their major machine tools.

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

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: 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: 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.