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’21 Holiday Edition : How does Santa Claus recruit elves to work in his factory?

Everyone knows that there’s a workshop up at the North Pole that churns out a good percentage of the toys, cookies and candy canes received every Christmas, but you may not have realized that as the world’s population grows, more and more workers are needed in order to do this. Every year, agencies all over …

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Paper-Less Releases Version 5.4.4!

Paper-Less is excited to announce the release of MES 5.4.4. Now available for download!  Some of the New Features and Enhancements … Certified Support Certified support for SQL Server 2019 starting in 5.4 SP2 Certified support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox Downtime Monitor Dashboard Component  (see more here) …

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FABTECH Chicago 2021, Our Notes on the State of Shop Floor Management

As the premier event for the metal fabricating industry, FABTECH is where the industry comes together. This year’s event in Chicago marked a return to this as an in-person event. While not quite the attendance of year’s past, it was clear that trade shows are back, and business is getting done. ISE | PaperLess had …

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3 ways Even Small Manufacturing Firms can benefit from MES

Having high quality business software inhouse is thought of in the same way as automation systems – it seems that everybody should have them. But the popular assumptions are only the big players can afford systems like these and they just don’t bring the same value to high mix low volume producers.   As in …

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Getting to error free quotation of complex products

Selling products with a high degree of customization can be a challenge. Aside from the issues at the forefront of everyone’s mind, like knowing what options are available which are not, keeping staff up to date on that availability and actually showing the customer what configurations would look like, the challenge of quoting the options …

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October is Manufacturing Month

Across the nation Manufacturers were recently recognized for their contributions to all our lives on Friday October 1st, denoted as “Manufacturing Day.”  Wisconsin and other states have taken that appreciation 1 step further recognizing October as Manufacturing Month. Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber and manufacturers’ association – will be celebrating …

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4 Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Myths

Many firms labor under a few assumptions about MES systems that are simply not true in today’s implementation of manufacturing execution systems. These assumptions may hold people and firms back from achieving measurable gains in their throughput, resource utilization and production efficiency. To help change the conversation on modern MES systems, like our MV2 product, …

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Paper-Less presents MV2 MES at Microsoft Community Summit in October!

Community Summit North America (NA) is the largest independent gathering of the Microsoft Ecosystem. Thousands of people come together from around the globe each year for valuable insights and practical ideas that help them do more with Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.  It’s where the industry comingles to see what’s new and what’s next. What’s …

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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 and …

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2021 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest

Nominations are being accepted starting August 16!   This marks the 6th year of this annual contest, celebrating the novel and needed products manufactured by people in our hometowns.   Wisconsin Manufacturing Manufacturing is a part of Midwestern heritage.  And Wisconsin companies make an impressive and incredibly diverse list of products.  Top goods include food …

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Trucking into 2021

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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