The M2M Shop Floor Manager is an important part of the scheduling and planning functions within the Made2Manage solution, helping many customers reduce paperwork, improve on-time delivery, and improve visibility
Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) April 2, 2009
Consona Corporation, a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for companies of all sizes, announced today the availability of Shop Floor Manager (SFM) Version 1.3 (v1.3) for the Made2Manage ERP solution, built for manufacturers with engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-order, and mixed-mode discrete manufacturing operations.
The M2M Shop Floor Manager is a manufacturing execution system which eliminates the need for paperwork to communicate shop schedules, manufacturing instructions, and material lists. The solution also consolidates labor and inventory transactions and allows customers to more efficiently manage production with instant access to shop floor status and functions.
The latest release includes more than 125 enhancements, all of which were developed using customer feedback and requests. One new feature, Production Analyzer, significantly improves scheduling and inventory valuation accuracy. By tracking manufacturing time against standards, it provides a rich data set for reviewing actuals and variances. Management can then correct the data (e.g., removing prototype and other projects) before mass updating standard routings.
Shop floor communications and documentation also are improved in the new release. Manufacturing staff can now capture production notes, such as material shortages, which can then be applied to both customer orders and product information, as well as forwarded to a management queue for production supervisors. This paperless process significantly speeds and simplifies the capturing of critical manufacturing information for production, cost, and customer management.
"The M2M Shop Floor Manager is an important part of the scheduling and planning functions within the Made2Manage solution, helping many customers reduce paperwork, improve on-time delivery, and improve visibility," said Frank O'Nell, vice president of product management for Consona ERP. "I can't overemphasize how important customer feedback has been in shaping the design of v1.3. There is simply no better way to design compelling solutions than to take direction from the leading companies that use them."
Shop Floor Manager v1.3 is now available for download on Consona's award winning customer site, Expert.
About Consona Corporation and Made2Manage ERP
Consona Corporation (Consona, formerly known as M2M Holdings, Inc.) is a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for companies of all sizes. Made2Manage ERP is a quality-infused, comprehensive software application that helps manufacturers with mixed-mode production processes integrate every aspect of their business around a single, enterprise-wide system. Made2Manage ERP offers functionality that meets the unique market specifications of more than 30 manufacturing industries, including industrial and commercial machinery, rubber and plastics, electronics, transportation equipment, measuring and controlling devices, furniture and fixtures, fabricated metals, and durable goods. For further information, visit http://www.made2manage.com, e-mail info(at)made2manage.com, or call (800) 626-0220. For more information on Consona Corporation, visit http://www.consona.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (888) 8CONSONA.