The Impact of Unplanned Manufacturing Downtime

The Impact of Unplanned Manufacturing Downtime For managers in the manufacturing industry, one of the most frustrating occurrences is when machines – especially with operators on duty – sit idle for any reason. It can work the other way as well. Downtime also occurs when machines are ready and in working condition, but have no […]

Energy Management Systems – Balance Production & Energy Consumption

Energy Management Systems – Balance Production & Energy Consumption At the start of all manufacturing processes, there is energy. In fact, all products you see on store shelves or internet shops wouldn’t exist without energy and the conversion of that energy through the manufacturing process, from raw materials all the way to finished products. Energy […]

Manufacturing Execution System KPIs

Manufacturing Execution System KPIs Leading manufacturers strive for efficiency. That comes by bringing critical data, analysis, and control to the manufacturing process. Efforts in this space take many forms. One of the most popular and most effective methods of operating efficiently involves utilizing a manufacturing execution system (MES). This software solution helps to create a more efficient, […]

MES: Why you need one if you manufacture anything

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.

Fishbowl Partnership and Integration

Fishbowl Partnership and Integration Introducing: Fishbowl Partnership and Integration with CIMAG MES IMCO Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fishbowl. For the last 20 years, IMCO Software – founded in 1999 and headquartered in Jacksonville, FL – has been developing, enhancing, and implementing software that makes Manufacturing and Distribution companies more […]

Manufacturing Execution System: Pros and Cons

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 […]

OEE — All You Need to Know

OEE – All You Need to Know What is OEE? Let’s start off with the basics. In short, OEE is your Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Those words alone don’t tell you much though. Your OEE is a percentage that represents how well you’re performing. A 100% OEE would mean that “you are manufacturing only good parts, […]

Going Green with Industry 4.0 Technology

Going Green with Industry 4.0 Technology Companies worldwide are witnessing a new movement within the Manufacturing Industry: a push for Energy Management and Conservation. Manufacturing Execution System and Computer Learning software are two of the pillars for Industry 4.0 technology. Now Industry leaders are learning the benefits of going green by utilizing production data in […]

Using an MES to Deliver Real-Time Data for Decision-Making

Using an MES to Deliver Real-Time Data for Decision-Making Manufacturing managers and executives are always looking for the latest data to measure productivity and efficiency, minimize scrap and rework, and benchmark performance against goals and industry standards. Six Sigma punch line, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure”, certainly applies to this case. Without systems […]

The Importance of Real Time Information in a Manufacturing Environment

The Importance of Real Time Information in a Manufacturing Environment To remain competitive in today’s global manufacturing space, companies need to be able to install corrective actions on time. Knowing that the company under-performed on a job is very valuable, and it even provides information for future runs. Many times, we need to be running […]