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PMA West District Supplier Night 2018

Meet us in Grand Rapids for PMA West District Supplier Night 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4-8 PM The Precision Metalforming Association West Michigan District hosts an annual Suppliers Night, designed to conveniently bring together industry suppliers and manufacturers. This valuable opportunity brings together the metalforming community and industry suppliers to view and discuss new […]

6 Key Advantages to Using Managed Services

By giving IT staff more time to focus on innovation and reducing unexpected costs, managed services provide businesses the support and room they need to thrive. Organizations across every industry are discovering how today’s technologies help them achieve their objectives. While new technologies can present powerful opportunities for enterprises, they also introduce challenges. The pace […]

Cumulus Grows Certified Inductive Automation Team

Cumulus Grows Certified Inductive Automation Team Cumulus Consulting has increased its Ignition certified development team to five developers, after three more Cumulus team members recently completed Inductive Automation’s Ignition Core Certification Training. Cumulus’ Grant Acheson, Craig Snow and Anusha Maddineni each received their certifications after first completing the 40 hours of training and the 8-hour […]

MFGx.io Factory IoT Platform Released

MFGx.io Factory IoT Platform Released Troy, MI – June 27, 2018 – MFGx, LLC announced today the release of MFGx.io, the complete Factory IoT Platform for connecting data, applications, IoT devices and people. Most manufacturers today deal with multiple disparate systems, poor integration or lack of ability for these systems to communicate with each other. […]

What is Smart Manufacturing?

What is Smart Manufacturing? Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, big data and the ever-present desire for increased productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. But what exactly is smart manufacturing? Today, manufacturers can see and react to the performance of their machines and integrated systems with analytics in real-time. […]

How ERP Optimization Makes Your Business Run Better

How ERP Optimization Makes Your Business Run Better Choosing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a momentous responsibility. Part of the ERP selection process is establishing goals for the system based on your organization’s needs. Once you’ve chosen the right ERP and the implementation (another huge undertaking) is complete, you can exhale and enjoy […]

9 Rules to Help You Conquer Your ERP Implementation

9 Rules to Help You Conquer Your ERP Implementation An enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation ranks right up there with the largest, most complex and critical undertakings an organization can go through. The right ERP solution is pivotal to a business’ ongoing success, but the implementation process is as critical as the ERP itself. Drawing […]

What is an Operational Execution System?

What is an Operational Execution System? The Wikipedia definition of an operations execution system (OES) is “a suite of manufacturing systems designed to execute operations tasks, such as production, maintenance or inventory tracking.” Also called Manufacturing Process Management and Collaborative Manufacturing, today’s modern OES enables organizations to connect the otherwise disconnected and disjointed subsets of […]

Auto Bolt Undergoes Digital Transformation with the Help of Cumulus and Plex

Auto Bolt Undergoes Digital Transformation with the Help of Cumulus and Plex Auto Bolt is a proud American cold-heading bolt manufacturer with over 65 years of experience in quality bolt-making. In 2017 the company took the leap and decided to take on the implementation of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud as the foundation for the company’s digital […]

PowerPlex 2018 Recap

This year’s PowerPlex user conference was an awesome event and a tremendous success for everyone that attended and took part in the valuable exchanges throughout the week in Detroit.  More than 1,000 great minds in manufacturing came together to share our collective experience and expertise in meeting industry challenges and leveraging innovative applications for the […]

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