The Case for the Integrated Shop Floor, With Microsoft Dynamics AX in Control

Shop floor machine operation 

There's value in machines delivering data to ERP. A machine can in effect tell you "I made 1000 parts today!" or "Something's wrong, my defects are up to 10 and my average is 1," or "I'm running hot. Grease me."

The value rises with the ability to talk to the machine, telling it and its operator which job is top priority, about bill of materials (BOM) substitutions, and if preventive maintenance is due.


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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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