Trakware's Executive Dashboard For Capacity Management and Planning Is Making Tracks With Custom/ETO Manufacturers

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Executives and users have the ability to visually inspect critical manufacturing throughput performance of their business in real time.

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As one of Trakware's first customers and longtime user, I've been happy with the system which has helped us in growing our company with controlled certainty.

Trakware Systems Inc., a leading software company focused on business management solutions for custom / project-based, quote driven manufacturing , announced today that license sales for TRAKware Horizon capacity management and planning dashboard application have exceeded expectations with a new high value solution package launched only 1 month ago.

Horizon was initially put through the paces from east to west with existing customers, with Florida based HWI, Minnesota based Goebel Fixture and Colorado based High Country Millwork. The key goal was simple: allow customers to gain insight and make decisions the same day the Horizon tool is placed into production. From trending through to forecasting, capacity planning is the response to forecasts that ensures the integrity of business processes. Major benefits of using this dashboard tool include:

  • Increased visibility of manufacturing capacity versus market demand;
  • Providing insight into the individual and composite causes of process variation;
  • Placing focus on adjustments required to deal with variables that impact profitable manufacturing throughput in the custom environment;
  • Exploration of "What-If" forecasting models to visualize impact of pending sales on production and staffing capacity;
  • Value quantification of new project opportunities under bid, related to work-center over/under capacity projection over time.

"As one of Trakware's first customers and longtime user, I've been happy with the system which has helped us in growing our company with controlled certainty." Stated Rick Mostert, President of F. C. WoodWorks Inc., based in Winnipeg Manitoba. "We really needed a quick and easy way to look at our total manufacturing picture, in real time, so that we could make the high level decisions required on a daily basis. TRAKware Horizon will absolutely allow us to visually manage our workflow to increase productivity through efficiency gains". Also among the quick to sign up for the new high value package was Trakware Systems' customer Laco Woodworks , located in Alabaster, Alabama.

TRAKware at F. C. WoodWorks:

Norman Fink, VP of Sales at Trakware, mentioned "Horizon fully leverages the accurate, meaningful and continuous critical, custom manufacturing information that is at the core of what TRAKware is today. We absolutely extend the field of vision to the entire scope of the custom environment, from the shop floor to all executive leaders. I am extremely pleased with the adoption rate, clearly indicating that customers are still making new software investments, especially in turbulent times, when they see true value and real benefits."

About F.C. WoodWorks Inc.

F.C. WoodWorks Inc. specializes in the custom manufacturing of architectural millwork and is proud to be a member of AWMAC (Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada). Since 1987 our products have ranged in variety from plastic laminates and melamines to solid woods and veneers and our workmanship can be seen in hospitals, stores, banks, restaurants, hotels, offices and many other commercial buildings from Manitoba to the Caribbean. Phone: (204) 222 - 7550.

About Trakware Systems Inc.

Founded in 1995, Trakware Systems specializes in business management solutions for custom (engineer to order, ETO) quote or bid based manufacturing environments and helps these companies work much more effectively, efficiently and profitably. TRAKware software empowers business-critical functions for the custom manufacturer such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management, inventory, capacity management and planning, labor-material shop floor and field installation data collection. TRAKware integrates with existing ERP and MRP systems, and leading software providers for financial accounting (Intuit QuickBooks, Sage Timberline, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics GP), engineering design, optimization, payroll and wireless. TRAKware's innovative and proven parametric configuration engine is critical to the business success of the custom manufacturer, with key benefits to engineering, estimating and manufacturing. The advanced data exchange interface enables import/export of text files to Excel spreadsheets to other ODBC compliant databases, and comprehensive XML open standard capability. TRAKware is available for market leading Microsoft Windows, Oracle Database 11g and SAP Crystal Reports. TRAKware benefits the custom manufacturing environment, and thus a wide range of sectors including Architectural Woodworking, Cabinets & Casegoods, Store Fixtures, Doors & Windows, Furniture, Specialized Structures used within the Oil and Gas Industry, Solid Surface, Metal, Yachts, Plastic Injection Molding and Electronics. Learn more about TRAKware! Phone 800.370.1849 x600, or visit today.

IWF 2010 will be held August 25-28, 2010, in Atlanta and Trakware Systems will be there! Please visit us in booth 4335 at IWF 2010 Atlanta, to see TRAKware demonstrations, get information and ask questions. We will be showcasing our latest developments and our newest features.


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