Why did Iafrate Machine works Choose E2?
IMW began their new search for manufacturing software in 2005. Senior management decided to do an extensive search for a new software program that would meet their needs, as the company continued to grow, but also have the flexibility required for running a custom operation, something the existing system was missing.
After an extensive search for what met their need, IMW chose E2. “E2 provided us with the flexibility to set and run production quantities, custom prototype work, tool and die and fabricating work all within the same software package. Whether the job required multiple workstations or multi-layered machining and assembly, we found E2 extremely user-friendly and easy to set up work orders and shop travelers,” says Bruno Iafrate, Control Manager and owner.
The Results… So Far
Since purchasing the E2 machine shop software system, IMW has incorporated a full shop floor control, barcoding and wireless data collection directly from the shop floor. With a facility currently at 60,000 square feet, runs a 24-hour operation; ensuring customer requirements are met on a timely basis. “Real-time data on a daily basis has given us the opportunity to view the shop floor at a glance and effectively control all aspects of shop activity and better manage profits,” says Bruno.
When asked about the struggles of learning a new system, Bruno responded, “We found the software very easy to learn and use giving us the opportunity to concentrate on continuous improvement on the shop floor.” Bruno Iafrate later went on to add that he would recommend shops of any size to check out E2 job shop software and see the benefits they would receive with the implementation of the E2 system.