With the pandemic in the rearview, furniture manufacturers must avoid falling back into their old habits – actions that slow down operations, limit productivity and leave you unprepared for the future. Those that effectively abandon these old ways of working are positioning their organization to leapfrog the competition.
Traditional production management thinking and gut instincts are simply no match for today’s complex manufacturing challenges. That was the key message IPE Managing Director Brad Mikes shared with sewn products production and supply chain executives at the recent Texprocess Americas trade show.
Mount Rogers Community Services IDC is installing IP-Batch™ in its Virginia facilities to streamline the agency's incentive payroll process and advance production visibility and reporting by automating previously manual tasks performed by production members, supervisors, payroll, and managers.
IPE announces the all-new Version 4 of its popular IP-Realtime tablet-based Shop Floor Control (SFC) solution. The new release includes a range of new developments and improvements that promise to increase productivity and efficiency while enabling producers to pivot quickly to meet fast-changing production needs.
Apparel and consumer products innovator ORIGIN USA is implementing the IP-Realtime solution in its North Carolina facility. The fast-growing producer of durable performance apparel, footwear, accessories and more is replacing legacy shop floor control and payroll systems to gain real-time visibility, control, and agility.
Forced to navigate countless challenges in recent years, manufacturers have proven their resilience to survive some of history’s most trying times. But even as they bounce back from a global pandemic, factories must sharpen their agility to make it through the even more disruption that waits right around the corner.
Newly advanced production management technology provides furniture and home furnishings makers with a clear view to every process and resource on their production floors. IP-Realtime™ collects and reports all production activities immediately as they occur.
Demand for IPE’s shop floor production management, order tracking, incentive payroll and quality control solutions was strong in 2021, particularly in the second half, according to Managing Partner Brad Mikes. The company saw a more than 50% year-over-year increase in 2021.
Carolina Custom Leather is implementing an advanced production management solution in its Conover, NC facility. The new system collects data on all production activities immediately as they occur and provides real-time performance, production flow, and order status feedback to management and production associates.
On-demand home goods manufacturer Little Birdie has begun implementation of the IP-Realtime™ shop floor management solution at its Calhoun City, MS facility. The new system promises to enable real-time manufacturing process visibility, improve production line balancing and productivity, and enhance customer service.
Consumer expectations for fast order fulfillment and accurate, timely status updates have become the norm. We’re accustomed to Amazon, Uber, Netflix and other digital platforms with their convenience, speed and access to real-time information.
Not everyone realizes shop floor control (SFC) can run either as 1) a stand-alone software application or 2) a solution integrated with other systems. Both approaches return significant value. This article discusses the second scenario and how integration unlocks some great opportunities for your business.
Do you want to boost productivity, reduce costs and improve production visibility, but you aren’t sure what type of solution is best for your business? Have you heard about advanced production control software but aren’t familiar with the distinctions between batch and real-time solutions?
There are many potential investments you can make to improve manufacturing operations. But, if you really want to increase productivity and profits, and reduce costs, the biggest bang for your buck is next-generation production management technology.
By leveraging IPE’s production management solution, Oak Hall achieved it's business requirements while gaining greater visibility to its operations. It has attained measurable time savings, payroll accuracy and productivity improvements.
The manufacturer of upholstered hospitality furniture will implement the real-time factory floor managment solution in its North Carolina facility. The new system promises to drive measurable business improvements by tracking and managing all production activities and KPIs in real-time.
Manufacturing systems developer IPE has entered into a sales agency agreement with TexTempo to extend the market reach of its production visibility, control, and tracking solutions to a broader range of sewn products and textile-related industry segments and geographies.
IPE has launched an all-new plant floor visibility and control solution for sewn products and other discrete manufacturers. IP-Realtime leverages affordable Android-compatible tablets to wirelessly track, manage, and display all production activities in real-time and drive measurable business improvements.
The Baxter Springs, Kansas-based company expects the new system to make it easier to monitor production, report on efficiency and movement of work-in-progress, and simplify integration with its ADP gross-to-net payroll service.
The leading manufacturer of 100% Made in USA leather protectors for rubber insulating gloves has improved the speed and reporting of its shop floor data collection and piecework payroll processing by replacing a legacy system with the latest solutions from IPE.