Kors Engineering Enhances Production Processes at Metal Forming and Coining Corporation

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Kors Engineering successfully deploys an inventory control tool at Metal Forming and Coining Corporation (MFC) to automate its manufacturing process. The result is an accurate inventory that saves time and money.

Kors Engineering, a premier service provider for manufacturing and industrial organizations, today announced the successful deployment at Metal Forming and Coining Corporation (MFC) of an inventory control tool to automate its manufacturing process. The output of machine presses is now automatically segregated into bins of good and occasional bad parts which results in a more accurate inventory of good parts, saving time and resources.

The automated process integrates with SaaS ERP solution Plex Online to sort and track all parts manufactured, eliminating the need for manual input from floor operators. Prior to the adoption of the inventory tool, occasional operator input errors required time consuming and expensive manual inventories to reconcile accurate inventory counts. Automation also eliminated the need to stop automated presses to record output, freeing operators to conduct other activities.

“Keeping an accurate inventory is one of the most important things we can do to ensure our manufacturing processes are as efficient as possible,” said MFC Corporation Materials Manager Holly Noonan. “Prior to automating the reporting function our inventory was inaccurate, requiring us to carry a larger amount of raw materials than we actually needed for production. Now, instead of several people working many hours to perform physical inventories, we merely pull the data from Plex Online.”

MFC is a leading manufacturer of cold formed components used in several applications with a strong focus on the powertrain area. They serve many markets, including automotive, industrial and agricultural with both low and high volume programs.

“Helping manufacturers efficiently produce high quality products with a minimum of waste is what drives Kors Engineering,” said Kors Engineering President Tony Kaczmarek. “Automating functions within the manufacturing processes leads to improved efficiency and quality, freeing operators to focus on other higher value activities.”

Kors Engineering and Plex Systems, Inc. have combined their efforts at multiple facilities to improve manufacturing efficiency, reduce waste and maximize energy resources.

About Kors Engineering
Kors Engineering is a premier service provider for manufacturing and municipal organizations looking to optimize technology and integrate systems. With expertise in automation, controls, systems integration and energy management, Kors Engineering delivers quantifiable results in cost reductions, time savings and labor efficiencies. For more than three decades, the team has consulted and executed projects to improve systems on the shop floor and throughout entire facilities. For more information, visit http://www.korsengineering.com.

About Plex Systems, Inc.
Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a software as a service (SaaS) solution for the manufacturing enterprise and the only solution to achieve the prestigious Champion ranking in Aberdeen Group’s 2009 “ERP in Manufacturing” AXIS report. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) for the shop floor, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for sales and marketing, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management. Plex Online’s fully-integrated model delivers a “shop floor to top floor” view of a manufacturer’s operations, enabling management to run their business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with customers around the globe. More information is online at http://www.plex.com.

Plex Systems and Plex Online are trademarks of Plex Systems, Inc.

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