Trakware Software | Real-time Reports | ETO Manufacturing

By: Thomas Cutler

Trakware allows enterprises to tie in information from disparate systems to generate meaningful real-time reports:
&bull Accounting Systems and Payroll Programs
&bull Cut Planners and Optimizers
&bull Scheduling Software
&bull Take-off Programs and Engineering Packages
&bull Production Management Applications

Located in Wilson, North Carolina, Stephenson Millwork is a premium grade architectural millwork manufacturing company. The firm specializes in the design, production, and installation of millwork products for the commercial, residential, and institutional markets. Recently they selected Trakware Systems (www.trakware.com) to supply an integrated solution which combines estimating, scheduling, labor tracking, inventory management, and bill of materials.
One of the key Trakware product features which appealed to Stephenson was the software's ability to integrate with other manufacturing applications. "We have worked very hard to stay at the leading edge of this industry," noted company President, Russ Stephenson, "and that means making investments in hardware and software. We have a number of systems in place to analyze and schedule individual departments, but now we have a solution that actually ties them all together and combines the information that is being collected so that we can get a real time snap-shot of what is happening on the plant floor."
Another key factor in the technology decision process was the ability Stephenson was able to consolidate time tracking. "We have a single point from which we can review all of our labor hours and payroll information in real-time now...Trakware helps us focus on cost-based project management which is the kind of support we need to become even more efficient and productive," Stephenson said.

Trakware helps customers significantly increase both productivity and profitability, and is the only customer-driven manufacturing solution that combines the best of ERP, MRP and MES systems in true "cradle to grave" fashion, from estimation through to final installation in the field. Trakware leverages innovative technologies like XML and the GPS-enabled mobile phone or Blackberry to immediately drive efficiency throughout business operations and build competitive advantage. It is highly complementary to any lean manufacturing initiative.

Trakware Systems has been providing integration since 1995 and is a highly configurable, enterprise-wide business solution designed for the requirements of engineer-to-order manufacturing companies worldwide. Trakware combines ERP, MRP, and MES systems from estimation through to final installation in the field. Trakware leverages innovative technologies like XML and GPS-enabled mobile phone or smart phone.

Trakware Systems is the worldwide leader in manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO) and project-based manufacturers maximizing both profitability and productivity. Trakware specializes in lean business-critical functions such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management and labor as well as material shop floor data collection. TRAKware software fully integrates with existing ERP systems, as well as major software providers for financials, engineering design, optimization, payroll and wireless interaction for mobile workers. Trakware recognizes ETO manufacturing as a process and includes a wide range of industry sectors including Architectural Woodworking, Cabinets, Store Fixtures, Doors and Windows, Furniture, Oil and Gas Fabrication, Solid Surface, Metal Fabrication, Yacht-building, and Custom Electronics.

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