Manufacturing AUTOMATION

2011 Software Case Study Guide: Manufacturers reach new heights with advanced software solutions

September 16, 2011
By Mary Del

This year’s Software Case Study Guide features more than a dozen examples of how manufacturers in Canada are leveraging sophisticated software solutions to streamline processes, improve efficiencies, compete with low-cost countries, reduce design time and machine downtime, and much, much more. Read on for some out-of-this-world examples of how advanced software solutions – including PLM, ERP and CAD/CAM – are helping manufacturers reach new heights.
Autodesk: Saving time and money with digital prototyping

Delcam: Competing with low-cost countries

Epicor: Managing multiple companies with one solution

EPLAN: Reducing product design time

Infor: Doubling revenues with help of ERP software


NetSuite: Moving to the cloud

Omnify: Optimizing product development processes

Plex Systems: Reducing machine downtime and improving inventory turns

Sage: Cleaning up data and inventory issues

SAP: Replacing a legacy system with a centralized system

Siemens PLM: Seamless integration of CAD and ERP cuts lead time

SolidWorks: Reducing production time with game-changing solution

Syspro: Checking weather on Mars with ERP

This article originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of Manufacturing AUTOMATION.

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