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Month: May 2022

How an MES could bring your plant to the next level

What is an MES A manufacturing execution system – or MES – is a production floor information system that connects, monitors and controls manufacturing operations on the factory floor. Using data from automated equipment, and individual production data entered by workers at each production cell, the main goal of an MES is effective execution of the…
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ERP vs MES : which one provides a fastest ROI?

Labor shortages are plaguing Canada’s wood products manufacturers. The lack of workers is cited as the number one concern by business managers. More than 462,000 job vacancies were recently reported at Statistics Canada, up 19%, including thousands of unfilled jobs at cabinetry, furniture and millwork plants.  In British Columbia, one in every twenty-five jobs is…
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Are you wasting the hidden potential of your CAD-CAM

Today’s sophisticated CAD/CAM design and production applications drive automated equipment with seamless precision. They can also provide near-photographic quality renderings of projects before the first board is cut. But most shops miss out on an even greater capability, one that is hiding in plain sight: CAD/CAM files can help stoke efficiency throughout the plant, by…
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