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Automated Job-Costing for Precision Manufacturing

Sept. 7, 2022
Production-monitoring and digital manufacturing management developers are partners to automate tracking of true machine costs for each job run, with clear targets for marginal improvement.

DATANOMIX, developers of manufacturing production-monitoring programs, and PROSHOP ERP, a supplier of digital manufacturing management systems, are partnering to help manufacturers deliver more insights from their operational data. Both will be exhibiting their capabilities at IMTS 2022 – Datanomix at booth 135958; ProShop ERP at booth 133027.

The first feature of their collaboration delivers automated job-costing analytics that compare ProShop target takt times for part production to actual part performance at the machine. The ability to compare ProShop targets to Datanomix actuals and benchmarks offers complete clarity on gross margin performance on a per part basis relative to machining operations while highlighting where the greatest opportunities for margin improvement exist.

“Partnering with best-in-breed vendors like ProShop ERP is part of a larger strategy of integrating high-impact sources of data into the Datanomix platform,” stated John Joseph, CEO and co-founder of Datanomix. “We continue to deliver on our vision of being the analytics engine for manufacturing operational data, delivering live end-to-end factory insights that drive business success and empower manufacturers with the digital leverage they need to harvest efficiency.”

A ProShop ERP integration is now available within the Datanomix platform. By enabling this integration, Datanomix automatically matches part numbers in the machine code to those from the ProShop ERP system and extracts target takt times. These targets are integrated into the Datanomix Quote Calibration Report to quickly identify opportunities for margin improvement by comparing the ProShop target takt times to Datanomix actuals and benchmarks.

Pre-packaged filters in the report show exactly which jobs to work on, e.g., Biggest Winners, Biggest Losers, Losers that Could Be Winners, and Winners with Upside.

“ProShop ERP is built to store and manage the data that’s vital to running a factory, helping manufacturers make better decisions for both their front office and their shop floor,” said Paul Van Metre, co-founder and CEO of ProShop ERP. “What’s important to our customers is what’s important to ProShop, and by partnering with Datanomix, we’re closing a loop that lets our customers tie true machining costs back into our existing job costing and profitability workflows by refining the exact machine utilization times to augment our current labor, out-of-pocket cost and overhead costs. This gives our shared customers a massive advantage in their ability to improve job margins, and completely remove the guesswork from this process with the information being provided by Datanomix.”

“Knowing how much it really costs to produce parts is the holy grail for precision manufacturers when it comes to job costing and quoting,” said Greg McHale, CTO and co-founder of Datanomix. “With Datanomix, manufacturers get operations data directly from CNC machines, offering an incorruptible window into actual job performance derived while running parts because there is no operator input required. Our partnership with ProShop creates a secret weapon for job margin improvement and, ultimately, EBITDA improvement. And it’s just the beginning of our plans to accelerate and automate insights for manufacturers.”

Get more information at www.datanomix.io … and www.ProShopERP.com

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