Memex Combines MES with ERP and CRM

November 20, 2013 – Cincom Systems and Memex Automation will provide an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that adds Memex’s MERLIN MES real-time industry machine monitoring and control technology to Cincom Total ERP system.

“MERLIN helps unite islands of unconnected productivity information on the manufacturing shop floor,” said says Dave Schwarber, managing director of Cincom’s Business Manufacturing Solutions division based out of Cincinnati, OH. “As a Microsoft Dynamics Global Strategic Partner for Manufacturing, we are keen to introduce MERLIN’s real-time machine connectivity to Cincom Total’s worldwide community of Microsoft Dynamics AX users running complex enterprises.”

“Memex Automation is highly motivated to promote Cincom Total to MERLIN’s global customer base,” said Dave McPhail, President and CEO of Burlington, ON-based Memex Automation. “Cincom offers 45 years of expertise in some of the most complex manufacturing challenges in the world, such as aerospace and defense. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, Cincom Total transforms complexity into sustainable competitive advantage for global manufacturers.”

MERLIN is a Manufacturing Execution System application that tracks manufacturing operations bi-directionally from the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) work order to each machine’s detailed operations. MERLIN is able to connect to all machines on the shop floor using various protocols, MTConnect adapters or network connectivity devices. It measures capacity utilization and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics, and tracks up to the second detail about every event at a machine, all automatically.

Cincom Total ERP is an ERP/CRM solution built on Microsoft Dynamics AX, and gives manufacturers the flexibility they need to manage complexity and be successful today. Microsoft Dynamics AX helps meet the enterprise-level challenges of wide-scale manufacturing ERP deployments and is powerful enough to take on the most complex supply-chain, logistics, manufacturing, fulfillment and service needs. Yet the familiar Microsoft interface minimizes training and assures adoption. Cincom Total ERP gives high-performance manufacturers the ability to anticipate customer needs and changing market conditions to help them win more business, run smarter operations and deliver to customers as promised.

About Memex Automation
Memex Automation [TSX-V:OEE] is the leader in real-time shop-floor-to-top-floor technology solutions. Memex’s flagship product MERLIN delivers Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics in real-time, enabling manufacturers to enhance production and increase income and profits from operations. MERLIN has earned the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. Since 1992, Memex has partnered with 280 dealers worldwide to provide a variety of manufacturing connectivity products and services to over 12,000 customers globally.

About Cincom Systems
For 45 years, Cincom has helped thousands of clients worldwide by solving complex business problems.

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