Why transition to the cloud? Why now?

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Guest Blog from Infor… The world has changed dramatically since March 2020. Supply chain models and concepts that we took for granted have been stretched, and in some cases, broken. New business models, new market opportunities, and new ways of working have emerged. As has been said by many, the world will never be quite…

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Paper-Less Releases Version 5.4.0 Service Pack 2!

  Paper-Less is excited to announce the release of Paper-Less MES 5.4.0 Service Pack 2. Paper-Less makes it a top priority to continue providing our valued customers with the most efficient manufacturing execution system software (MES) in the industry – and that includes refining our current offerings to increase performance & reliability. In this spirit,…

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FABTECH 2021 in Chicago. Paper-Less presents MV2 MES!

  2021 marks 40 years of FABTECH.  The premier event for the metal fabricating industry.  Growing from a regional tradeshow into one of North America’s largest industry events.  And Paper-Less has been helping fabricators and manufacturers succeed for nearly 30 years.  FABTECH is where the industry comes together – to see what’s now, what’s new…

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Trucking into 2021

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Guest Blog from Acuity… Few working in the American trucking industry will deny that 2020 brought unique challenges to almost every sector of the trucking industry. The ongoing pandemic caused many motor carriers to scramble in Q2, with some losing a significant portion of their outbound freight due to the slowing or idling of some…

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Four keys to establishing intelligent supply chain control

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Guest Blog from Infor… For supply chain professionals in your organization to receive the flexibility and agility they need to increase speed, drive down costs, and satisfy customers, there are four critical components your company must possess. These include real-time visibility, predictive insights, prescriptive decision support, and real-time collaborative execution, all of which can be…

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How to Perform a Gemba Walk to Improve Your Manufacturing Operations

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Guest Blog from Acuity… A great lean tool that is often overlooked and sometimes misunderstood is the gemba walk. Gemba comes from the Japanese word genba, meaning “the actual place.” In lean manufacturing, gemba refers to the place where things happen—the manufacturing floor. However, gemba is more than a walkthrough of the manufacturing or office areas. It’s…

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8 Types of Waste Within Manufacturing

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Guest Blog from Acuity… Lean manufacturing is something nearly everyone in the industry talks about and strives to achieve. Lean manufacturing is a method of identifying and eliminating waste to improve the manufacturing process and give customers only what they are willing to pay for. Before we discuss ideas for reducing or eliminating waste, let’s…

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Interview with Simon Whitton: The Future of Robotics

Guest Blog from Acuity… This is Part 3 in a Series! Read Part 1 here. The world of robotics is constantly changing, and the needs of each industry can be very different. That is why we partnered with consultant Simon Whitton, managing director of SIRO Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting company focused on the Industrial…

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Interview with Simon Whitton: Starting with Robotics

Guest Blog from Acuity… This is Part 2 in a Series! Read Part 1 here. The world of robotics is constantly changing, and the needs of each industry can be very different. That is why we partnered with consultant Simon Whitton, the managing director of SIRO Consulting Ltd, a boutique consulting company focused on the…

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ISE helped paint a picture – decreased errors and increased efficiency at Seymour!

THE CHALLENGE… Seymour was basically running its inventory management and shipping operations off “an index card system.” Vasquez was looking to move the organization to a “pick and ship system.” “We had problems picking wrong product because we utilized a very manual, paper-based system back then,” Vasquez explained. “In a manual system, there is always…

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Manufacturing ERP Needs to Be More Than Vanilla

Guest Blog from Infor… As an ERP buyer for manufacturing, you will come across several options with their claim to be suitable for any industry or situation. In reality, each ERP systems’ design supports concrete business processes based on size and micro-vertical. Implementing an ERP outside its core expertise increases the risk and costs for…

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