IMCO Software CEO to present FABTECH workshop
Ruben Mirensky, CEO of Chicago-based IMCO Software, is
presenting the workshop “Using Industry 4.0 Technology for
Scheduling, Traceability, and Inventory Management” Monday, Nov. 6, 2: 45 to 3: 30 p.m. at FABTECH® 2017.
The workshop will focus on how to increase profits and pro-
ductivity in today’s competitive manufacturing environment
using Industry 4.0 technology. It will explore how the four de-
sign principles of Industry 4.0—interoperability, information
transparency, technical assistance, and decentralized deci-
sions—can help manufacturing companies increase profit-
ability by implementing a state-of-the-art scheduling process,
providing traceability, and reducing working capital tied up in
The workshop will include a demonstration of the interop-
erability of sensors implanted in machines with inputs from
operators and schedulers and show how the resulting com-
bination provides a real-time picture of what is happening
on the shop floor. It also will explore how the data collected
can be translated to actions that will increase uptime, reduce
scrap, and prevent scheduling conflicts. Finally, the workshop
will show how that information can
guide the actions of the corresponding
departments without the need for in-
tervention from a particular person or
Mirensky has more than 30 years of
experience as a supply chain expert.
He holds an MBA degree, serves on the
FMA Software Advisory Council, and is
a CPIM member and vice president of
APICS Southeast Chapter. He has been
involved in supply chain consulting
Workshop attendees will be entered
into a drawing to receive a complimentary mini shop floor ROI analysis.
For more information about FABTECH
2017 and to register, visit www.xpress-
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acquisition of Sentry
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of spring and wire products in Elk Grove
Village, Ill., has completed the acquisition of Sentry Spring & Mfg. Corp.
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causing us to rapidly outgrow our existing home. With all of these changes, it
was critical for us to increase our manufacturing footprint,” said Rob Meyers,
vice president and general manager.
“While we are remaining in the same
location, we were able to expand our
existing space with the purchase of the
building next door. We have connected
the two buildings to add 12,000 sq. ft. of
manufacturing. . .”
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center of excellence in
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plans to designate its plant in McAlester,
Okla., as a 3- and 4-axis machining center of excellence.
The plant will fabricate detailed parts
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challenges a top concern
Manufacturers are optimistic about
their industry and the U.S. economy but
concerned about the ongoing struggle
to find qualified workers, according to
the “2017 Manufacturing Report” from
professional services firm Sikich LLP.
In the firm’s third annual report on
the manufacturing industry, nearly 80
percent of respondents said they are