The Differences Between Scrap, Rework, & Spoilage

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The Differences Between Scrap, Rework, & Spoilage In the manufacturing world, the terms “scrap,” “spoilage,” and “rework” are often used – all describing costly occurrences that companies make all efforts to avoid. In a perfect world, equipment wouldn’t malfunction, humans wouldn’t make operating errors, and all raw materials would be converted into finished products able […]

What is a Manufacturing Execution System?

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What is a Manufacturing Execution System? When it comes to manufacturing, both ensuring efficiency and streamlining production are crucial to profitability. How a facility goes about this varies with different industries, equipment types, and personnel expertise. However, there is one common thread when looking at the most efficient manufacturing facilities – most (if not all) […]

MES: Why you need one if you manufacture anything

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IMCO Software has created an elegant solution that improves efficiency and profitability in manufacturing by giving manufacturing decision-makers real-time information about the current conditions on their shop floors and enables control of the many moving parts in the manufacturing process. This includes control of inputs, scheduling personnel, controlling machines, coordinating support services, managing inventory, processing orders, and providing visibility and traceability at their fingertips.

Three Ways to Transform Your Shop Floor in 2021 with MES Software

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Three Ways to Transform Your Shop Floor in 2021 with MES Software The key to successful manufacturing in 2021 and beyond is automation that maximizes available human resources while increasing efficiency and controlling costs. More uptime, less capital tied up inventory, up and down traceability, reduced scrap and rework, and on time delivery all contribute […]

Manufacturing Execution System: Pros and Cons

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Manufacturing Execution System: Pros and Cons As with all software implementations, MES implementations have their own benefits and risks. If they didn’t have any risks, everyone would already have an MES for their shop floor. It’s important to weigh the risks and benefits against each other so you can make the best decision for your […]

How to Increase your ERP’s Effectiveness by Implementing an MES

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How to Increase Your ERP’s Effectiveness by Implementing an MES Introduction In this blog, we will talk about how to implement MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), and ERP systems. We will also look at long-term planning in a different way than the norm. We will challenge the perception of MES as an extension of ERP systems, […]

Cloud Hosted vs. Locally Hosted: Which MES Solution is the best for your company?

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Cloud Hosted vs. Locally Hosted: Which MES Solution is the best for your company? Cloud Vs. Locally Hosted Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software is one of the fundamental pillars for Shop Floor Control. MES Software provides manufacturers the ability to increase productivity and efficiency by managing production in real-time. Over the past few months, some […]

How CIMAG MES Can Increase Profitability for Metal Manufacturers

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How CIMAG MES Can Increase Profitability for Metal Manufacturers Has your company ever wanted to invest in automation technology, but wasn’t sure if it was the right decision? IMCO Software understands the importance of providing our followers and connections real-life experiences with our MES software. We recently had the chance to speak with Brandon Uhlik […]

2019: A New Era for SMEs across the Manufacturing Space

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2019: A New Era for SMEs Across the Manufacturing Space Technology is constantly evolving the Manufacturing Industry. The need to stay competitive is why many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are taking advantage of technologies such as Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software. Many business leaders believe manufacturing software is only for large corporations. This popular […]