Manufacturing AUTOMATION

WEB WATCH: 2009 Software Case Study Guide Index

September 11, 2009
By André Voshart

Below you’ll find features from our print edition followed by online exclusives.

What do companies that make valves, candy, hockey boards and fuel cells have in common? Answer: They, among others, have turned to software to maintain a competitive edge. Explore the following case studies to see how Canadian manufacturers are leveraging CAD/CAM, PLM and ERP in their facilities.

Print Features
Siemens PLM: Mold design, manufacturing time cut with digital development
Microsoft: Allan Candy sweetens sales, streamlines IT with Dynamics GP
SolidWorks: Hockey-board maker speeds up production with CAD, robotics
Autodesk: Complex-structure manufacturer saves with digital prototyping, data management
Dassault Systèmes: Airship maker rises to the top with CAD, PLM
SYSPRO: Steel fabricator leverages ERP to automate production, track products
PTC: Ventilator firm delivers on time with CAD, content management
Exact: ERP manages inventory, workflow for specialty valves maker

Oracle: Fuel-cell maker accelerates time-to-market with PLM

Sage: Plastic products manufacturer gets BOM makeover with ERP add-on


Online Exclusives
Delcam: Precision-parts maker shaves programming time with CAM
Wonderware: SCADA provides solution for Ontario water treatment plant
Kinaxis: BreconRidge reduces response times to customer changes by 80 percent
IQMS: Mould maker gains organization, savings with EnterpriseIQ
IFS: Fresh food manufacturer keeps an eye on the bottom line
SAP: Lighting distributor looks to a bright future

Bonus: 2008 Software Guide Case Studies

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