April 2014

Mature ERP Enhances Data Access and Customer Satisfaction for H&H Tube

Evaluating Enterprise Resource Planning software for your shop or plant starts either with testimonials from users, or with a front-to-back tutorial about how it works and what it can do for you. We recommend starting with testimonials. They’re like sneaking a peek at the end of a novel before deciding if it’s worth reading. But in this case, it’s not cheating; it’s looking ahead to see where it all leads you. Here’s one example.

Custom Mobile Apps on the Factory Floor

OK, so the idea of an eye in every pocket may be a little creepy. But it’s a tool that’s becoming ever-more valuable for quick documentation of parts; barcode scans; and communication between shop floor and management. Soon, we’ll wonder how we got along without them.

Laser vs. Waterjet

Technical advances have led to some overlap between these two processes, but the fundamental advantages of each remain intact. This comparison by two experts reviews the basics and updates the range of applications for laser and waterjet.