Manufacturing Solutions

Software solutions specific to industrial/manufacturing
businesses (ex. MES, ERP, BES)

Document Management has evolved from a simple imaging and retrieval system
to a system that can:

  • Capture and store content with different document types (ex. MS Word,
    PDF, Excel, HTML, etc.)
  • Search/index content within the documents themselves.
  • Allow metadata to be manually entered and/or automatically extracted from documents to help searching and indexing
  • Version Control: save multiple versions of content over time for review and comparison
  • Audit Trail: keeping a read-only record of access, viewing, and changes within the system
  • Granular Security: show/hide documents, folders, and functions based on a
    given user’s privileges
  • Document Retention Control: determine when a document should be
    re-reviewed/upgraded or destroyed
  • Collaboration: providing additional tools (ex. Tasks, Workflow for review and approval, Wikis, Libraries, etc.) to allow multiple people to efficiently collaborate
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ex. Estimating, Scheduling, Forecasting, MRP)
    • Job Management Systems (ex. Estimating, Budgeting, Cost Tracking, Billing)
    • Manufacturing Execution Systems
    • Batch Manufacturing Systems (ex. Recipe Management, Execution, and Reporting)
    • Lab Management Systems
    • Document Management (ex. Versioning, Approval, Review, Workflows, Retention, Collaboration, Tagging and Searching)
    • Quality Systems
    • Event-driven Reporting (ex. Production, EPA, Title V, Compliance, Exception)
    • Process and Production Alerting (ex. automatic notification of process / product upsets with escalation as email, text message, and/or voice)
    • Downtime Analysis Systems (ex. automatic and manual capture of downtime reasons and durations with Pareto and Root Cause analysis)
    • Predictive Maintenance (ex. run hours tracking)
    • Inventory Management
    • Product Genealogy and Lot Tracking
    • Overtime Management
    • Control System Inteface
    • Plant Site Digital Dashboard
    • Job Management
    • Material Balance and Recycle Accounting
    • Environmental Reporting
    • Overtime Management
    • Vendor Managed Inventory (Remote Inventory Management)
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Rail Car Tracking
    • Manual Remote Data Entry Systems

    Although one should consider 3rd party off-the-shelf solutions first, custom software can be cost-justified and provide benefits beyond existing solutions:

    • Initial prototype
    • Competitive advantage
    • Special requirements
    • Tight specifications/compliance

    We work with our customers to make the best choice for their needs and establish metrics based on their business goals to assure success!