ProShop is featured in Canadian Metalworking for its dynamic ERP system. The article focuses on the idea that shops should have a clear goal in mind when looking around for an ERP. Only after identifying challenges should the focus be on finding the right features to solve those challenges. The article goes on to mention how most ERP systems aren’t typically designed for machine shops, and don’t offer enough features for what machine shops need to do daily. Having an entire QMS integrated into an ERP can help companies achieve and maintain certifications like ISO 9001 and AS9100. Some of the challenges with traditional ERP systems include lack of features for managing things like cutting tools, inspection and quality of parts, and scheduling. With ProShop’s forecasting features, scheduling is easier, checklists can be made to ensure setups are as efficient as possible, and jobs can be set up in advance. The article concludes with the idea of shop floor visibility and digital trends. “IIoT and machine monitoring is certainly one way to get visibility on the shop floor,” said Adion systems founder, Paul Van Metre.
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