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Plant Maintenance Software 101

Image: Nash assembly line, 1951, by Alden Jewell, CC license Maintenance and maintenance parts are two other manufacturing sub-categories where the software market offers several competitive alternatives. This category is referred to as CMMS, or Computerized Maintenance Management Systems. These systems keep track of maintenance schedules for equipment, tell you when parts have to be […]

Mfg apps 101

Manufacturing Software 101

Image: Coors Brewery, Golden Colorado, by David Fulmer, CC license The job of manufacturing software in the modern economy is to keep track of production formulas, in terms of quantities and cost, enable production scheduling, calculate and report on efficiency measurements like machine utilization and percentage of wasted materials, and in some cases measure cost of […]