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Paper-Less and Customer Norlen Win Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Paper-Less, a manufacturing software and services technology leader, today announced that the company and their metal fabricator customer Norlen have been recognized as winners of Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Awards) in the category of Engineering and Production Technology Leadership for the Paperless Manufacturing and Next Generation Production Operations Management project.

Plant manager for metal fabricator Norlen managing manufacturing production operations using Paper-L ...

Plant manager for metal fabricator Norlen managing manufacturing production operations using Paper-Less MV2 advanced manufacturing execution software. (Photo: Business Wire)

Paper-Less earned a Manufacturing Leadership Technology Partner Award for contributing advanced manufacturing execution system (MES) software which was used as crucial technology for accomplishing the goals of Norlen’s mission critical project. The award-winning project was implemented using Paper-Less MV2 MES software which optimizes production operations management for increasing efficiency while reducing paper. Unlike other MES solutions, Paper-Less MV2 offers unique digital shop packets, deep integration with production workflows, browser-based user interface and multi-language support. Click on this link to view a video about Paper-Less http://info.paperlessllc.com/paper-less-company-video

The Paperless Manufacturing and Next Generation Production Operations Management project allowed Paper-Less customer Norlen www.norlen.com to gain better control of shop floor scheduling, better monitoring of production quality, tighter integration of business critical software applications and a more environmentally friendly working environment. Norlen not only achieved improvement of production operations management, but is also effectively moving the company forward through using manufacturing technology innovation for increasing efficiency, quality and customer service.

“The Manufacturing Leadership Awards Judges were very impressed with Norlen’s adoption of fully digital quality, shop floor scheduling and production, materials management, and labor reporting processes,” said Jeff Moad, research director and executive editor with the Manufacturing Leadership Community. “With the help of Paper-Less, Norlen was able to present the most current information to operators on the shop floor, ultimately enabling the company to significantly improve customer service.”

Norlen has successfully improved production processes including:

  • Reducing paper-based shop floor processes
  • Improving quality information gathering and tracking Improving accuracy of labor reporting, time and attendance
  • Improving production and shop floor scheduling and reporting
  • Improving materials management.

We are proud to be recognized by the Manufacturing Leadership Council and Frost & Sullivan,” said David Henrich, CFO for Norlen. “We have now improved our process efficiency by 25-30% throughout the shop and our supervisors are saving at least 2 hours each day through reduced paperwork.”

Norlen is now achieving better on-time customer shipments, improving production scheduling and catching quality non-conformance issues. The soft benefits have been driving a company cultural change towards better quality control and increased employee morale.

Manufacturing Leadership Awards:

Now, in their tenth year, The Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Awards) honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Nominations for breakthrough projects are entered into specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Seven of the ML Awards categories are for outstanding projects undertaken and completed by a manufacturing company. Four of the categories recognize the achievements of individual manufacturing executives. Manufacturing Leadership Award winners and their technology partners will be honored on June 5th at a gala celebration that follows the tenth annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, FL, a unique gathering of manufacturing leaders from around the world. For more information, go to: http://mlawards.gilcommunity.com/

About Paper-Less

Paper-Less is a technology leader and pioneer in manufacturing execution systems software and services, providing solutions and real-time insight for better management of complex manufacturing environments. Since 2000, Paper-Less has consistently helped manufacturing companies gain a competitive edge in an ever-evolving global market. Paper-Less solutions replace cumbersome paper-based processes, improving communication between the shop floor and the office, while optimizing efficiency and cost-savings. Paper-Less is a privately held company based in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. More information can be found by viewing the Paper-Less company video at http://info.paperlessllc.com/paper-less-company-video or by visiting www.paperlessllc.com, LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/1142698?trk=tyah or Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaperLessMFG

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