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IT for Manufacturing

A total solution for the technology needs of modern manufacturers.

Perhaps more than any other industry, manufacturers are integrally dependent on their technical systems. From concept and planning to implementation and ongoing maintenance, we can help. If your company is ready to tackle the challenges of new technology or if you’re just not happy with your current technology landscape give ConnectingBlox a call. As the strategic source for a variety of manufacturing technologies, ConnectingBlox brings clients a complete range of services to ensure ongoing and optimal performance without operational interruptions. ConnectingBlox's services are carefully designed to increase the stability and efficiency of manufacturing enterprises.

Implementing a bar coded inventory control system allowed us to reduce shrink by nearly 35% in our first plant. Since then we've implemented globally and achieved full ROI in less than 18 months.

Major cabling manufacturer

Server room to shop floor...and beyond

Our team of experts understands that in manufacturing IT extends beyond computers. We can handle technologies that include your shop floor networks, machine controls and complex material tracking systems. Keeping technology in line with your organisation's goals and strategies must encompass all your technology resources, regardless of where they are located. Plant management and IT management working together is a recipe of innovation, growth and profit.

Key Technologies

  • ERP >

    ERP is the core component of modern manufacturing systems. Read More
  • MES >

    MES extends the traditional network to the shop floor. Read More
  • APS >

    Advanced Planning & Scheduling is the next evolution of MRP. Read More
  • PLM >

    Product Lifecycle Management helps merge engineering and ERP Read More
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58% of manufacturers report they are doing too much non-value added work (double entry in multiple systems) which is impacting productivity.

Mint Jutras


Faster time to market when using PLM: 15%

Aberdeen Group




1/3 of midsized manufacturers rely on technology to streamline and accelerate processes, guide users through complex tasks, increase operational efficiencies, eliminate data re-entry, enable self service, and more.

Aberdeen Group

Manufacturing Products

Our team has experience with a wide range of manufacturing related IT products and services. These are just a few of the products with which we have experience.

Manufacturing Technologies
Manufacturing Technologies Pyramid

Manufacturing companies of all sizes have felt the impact of rapidly changing technology. From the replacement of paper processes and handwritten shop schedules to complex computer-based machine interfaces replacing analog controls, technology has undoubtedly changed the way we manufacture.

Technology initiatives can have many positive results:
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Faster time to market for new products
  • Improved product quality
  • Advancements in product design
  • Improved workplace safety
  • Better on-time delivery rates
  • Reduced costs

ConnectingBlox can help your company navigate through all the options to determine what technologies best fit your needs and provide top tier services to make those technologies work for you.

 

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Assess

ConnectingBlox provides consulting services to help assess your current use of technology. We evaluate your position versus industry standards, examine your real needs and provide you with a plan of how to create positive impact.

Implement

Armed with a plan, ConnectingBlox can begin executing that plan and manage the acquisition and implementation of technology. We'll be with you every step, keeping the project on track and minimizing risk.

Review

As each new technology fits into place, ConnectingBlox conducts detailed reviews to ensure efficiency gains and ROI are occurring as expected. Managing the review process helps guide a plan of continuous improvement across the enterprise.

And Repeat...

Your manufacturing operations are ever changing, so it is important that your technology remain flexible. As your needs change, ConnectingBlox will continue to Assess, Implement and Review to keep things running smoothly. With our help you can rest assured that technology will never be an impediment to your success.

Some of the technologies with which we work

  • ERP/MRP
  • Advanced Planning & Scheduling
  • Labor Collection
  • Bar Code/RFID
  • Industrial I/O (IO-Link, Modbus)
  • Business Intelligence/Analytics
  • eProcurement
  • Human Capital Management
  • Manufacuring Execution Systems
  • Machine Monitoring
  • Quality Control/SPC
  • Industrial Ethernet
  • Vision Systems
  • Document Control
  • Supply Chain Management
  • CAD/CAM
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Serial Communication
  • Cellular Manufacturing
  • Business Process Management
  • Logistics
  • DNC
  • SCADA
  • Maintenance Management (CMMS/EAM)
  • Industrial Wireless
  • ISO & TL Standards
  • EDI
  • Warehouse Managmenet