Monthly Archives: December 2016

Automation, integration, or both?

Written by Matt Batcha, Fenetech Define the future of your manufacturing model Automation is defined as the process of utilizing control systems to remove human intervention from a task. The benefits of automation include reduced labor, higher repeatability, and increased quality.

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The Early Journey in Continuous Improvement Z-Land

Written by Aynsley Dueck, DUXTON Windows & Doors I have a green belt now. A big, shiny green belt that carries opportunity on one side, and responsibility on the other. (For those of you who don’t know a green belt, check out CME’s Lean (or Continuous Improvement) training – you’ll be glad you did.

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Wondering what an ERP made for the window and door industry can do for you?

By Serge Rondeau, 360 Innovations ERP systems solve a few challenges and provide invaluable benefits to manufacturers seeking to reduce costs, manage growth, streamline processes and gain a competitive advantage. ERP software integrates all areas of business (materials and inventory, production, operations and sales, accounting and finance, reporting, etc.) so that every business function relies […]

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Why LEAN needs Innovation Engineering

By Rhonda Honke, inVision Edge I often hear business leaders say, “If we’re doing LEAN, do we really need Innovation Engineering too?”, or “We’re good: we do LEAN.” Thinking that Innovation Engineering and LEAN are interchangeable is a common mistake. The truth is that LEAN needs Innovation Engineering to be most effective. And when a […]

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Win/Win/Win Automating for all Stakeholders at Adfast

Written by Denis Perron, V.P. Sales and Marketing, Adfast and FenCon17 Presenter. Automation has become a key competitive advantage for Adfast, allowing us to increase our production volume with greater repeatability and quality.  At the beginning, we started this journey to achieve reliability in our production, reduce safety concerns and improve our competitiveness.  However, along the […]

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Registration for FenCon17 Starts Out With a Bang!

Nancy Zubriski, Executive Director for Fenestration Manitoba, reports that 50 people signed up for FenCon17 last night at the Fenestration Manitoba AGM. In addition, there were expectations for another exhibitor/sponsor and a new FenMan member!

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