Machining center manufacturers are all looking for and touting the ability to reduce part cycle times by offering faster and more efficient machines. That is what the job shop and part production customers of these products demand, because their end-product customers are driving a purchasing philosophy of lower costs per part. While the choice of …

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You know when apps became population how everyone wanted to make an app for just about anything? You could get an app to tell you the weather, an app to work on office documents, an app to track your spending and an app to display motivational sayings across your screen every morning to get you …

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It seems that every manufacturing company is now trying to adapt the Lean Philosophy, invented and mastered by Toyota Corporation. Lean manufacturing has also spilled over into non manufacturing industries. Unfortunately, many companies don’t completely understand the true meaning of Lean Manufacturing. Lean Manufacturing, simply put, is “continuously improving your processes to eliminate waste”. This …

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Over the past 10 years a great number of businesses ranging from SME’s to Blue Chips have been rolling out or updating their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) and Advanced Supply Chain Planning solutions (APS). There are a variety of reasons for this intense activity, ranging from the need to consolidate IT …

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