PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN,OPERATIONS
Inspectorio | November 24, 2022
Inspectorio, the leading cloud-based AI-powered SaaS solution for supply chain organizations, today announced the release of new features to extend the capabilities of its Inspectorio Sight quality management platform. Inspectorio Sight now includes added support for fabric inspections and production-line quality checks throughout the manufacturing process. By adding digitized quality checks further upstream in the supply chain, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and brands can detect and correct production issues earlier, reducing waste and saving time and money.
Inspectorio offers several capabilities including digitized inspections across the supply chain to eliminate manual inspection tasks and provide real-time visibility into the production process to highlight high-risk areas. The new features allow Inspectorio Sight to provide quality control data at multiple points in production and give decision-makers using Inspectorio Sight an end-to-end perspective of production quality.
"As manufacturers and buyers look for new ways to automate their operations, production becomes more data-driven, We developed Inspectorio Sight to automate manual inspections and reveal quality issues using real-time data, ultimately bringing visibility to the quality processes which in the past were not visible at all. With the additional inspection features we're announcing today, we have moved automated inspections upstream. We are closing the loop on quality assurance and delivering data for better fabric quality control from raw material to finished goods. The addition of Inspectorio Fabric Inspections and Production Line Quality Checks moves Inspectorio and the industry towards a holistic quality management solution. Our new offerings enable end-to-end quality performance management from the fabric inspection to the finished goods. Manufacturers, retailers, and brands can now have a holistic understanding of quality performance across their suppliers and factory partners."
-Carlos Moncayo, CEO of Inspectorio.
Inspectorio has added improved quality oversight to two new areas of production:
Fabric inspections, including:
Configurable inspection workflows, purpose built for fabrics.
Centralized inspection scheduling and status tracking.
Executing inspections at the roll level.
Fabric inspection monitoring and reporting.
Analytics on fabric quality and supplier performance for decision-making.
Production line quality checks, including:
Monitoring quality during production to correct defects early and continually improve performance.
Configurable production line quality check standards, so inspectors know what to look for.
The ability to create item inspections from the factory floor using mobile devices.
Immediate uploading of reports to be shared with stakeholders.
Recording data on each shift, assembly line, and production date to identify assembly line performance.
Inspectorio Sight automates and standardizes quality inspections and simplifies data gathering and analysis. Real-time information improves communication between stakeholders, enabling preemptive corrections. Inspection reports are generated in seconds using real-time data. Inspectorio Sight also uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to analyze data sets and mitigate risk.
Inspectorio Sight customers report a range of operational benefits, including:
70% time savings on quality control activities.
85% increase in quality team productivity.
94% improvement in inspection pass rate.
Inspectorio leads the transformation of the global production chain by building an interconnected, empowered, and sustainable production network. Inspectorio helps brands, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers manage risk through digitized quality, compliance and production tracking modules, and is used by over 8,000 customers globally, including some of the world's largest brands and retailers. Inspectorio offers Inspectorio Sight for quality management, Inspectorio Rise for compliance management, and Inspectorio Tracking to facilitate improved production tracking. In November 2022, Inspectorio launched Inspectorio DocuFlow, a document management system built for supply chains. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Inspectorio has over 280 employees across the globe.
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Rootstock Software | January 27, 2023
Rootstock Software has been awarded "Most Promising Salesforce Service Provider" by CIOReview for its manufacturing ERP on the Salesforce Platform. The platform offers precise control over operational areas such as engineering, production, supply chain, and inventory and helps manufacturers adapt to challenges in the post-pandemic era. This award shows that Rootstock Software is serious about giving manufacturers solutions that help them become more flexible and quick.
Rootstock's ERP is native to Salesforce, allowing organizations to benefit from its ability to plug-and-play with other enterprise and point solutions. The platform offers features such as Salesforce Lightning, Einstein AI, and natural language processing and is specifically designed for manufacturers, distributors, and supply chain organizations. Rootstock Software has shown with this award that it is committed to giving manufacturers modern enterprise solutions that are made to fit their needs.
David Stephans, CEO of Rootstock Software, said, “By using Salesforce at the frontend and Rootstock at the backend, manufacturers can truly transform their operations for the post-pandemic era.”
(Source - Businesswire)
Rootstock's team brings decades of manufacturing and ERP experience to help customers succeed. Rootstock Software is a leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprises because of how hard it works.
About Rootstock Software
Rootstock Software is a company that makes and uses cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to help manufacturers and distributors build operations that can grow, offer personalized, 360-degree customer experiences, and provide better service than their competitors. Their cloud ERP solution, Rootstock, is natively built on the Salesforce Platform and offers a suite of modules including order management, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and financial management. Rootstock is ranked as a leader in the ERP Value Matrix by industry analysts and has vertical expertise in discrete manufacturing, medical devices, and high-tech verticals. The people who work for the company work with customers as trusted advisors to bring about change and transformation. Rootstock continues to grow and expand its offerings.
Infinite Electronics, Inc. | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, Infinite Electronics, Inc., the leading global supplier of electronic components, announced the acquisition of Bulgin Ltd, a UK-based developer and manufacturer of connectors and related components for harsh-environment applications. Equistone Partners Europe, a renowned European mid-market private equity firm, was the previous owner of Bulgin.
Bulgin has over a century of expertise designing, developing, and producing IP66, IP67, IP68, and IP69K severe environment connectivity solutions for customers in various industries. Bulgin is focused on bespoke services and custom capabilities, as well as fast prototyping and a Rapid Response Team (RRT) to meet customers' urgent needs. Since Equistone acquired the company in 2019, Bulgin has expanded dramatically, opening a new site in Tunis, Tunisia, as well as new headquarters in Cambridge, UK.
Bulgin has over 600 distributor locations across 60 countries and six continents. It employs 680 people worldwide, including its headquarters in the United Kingdom, businesses in Tunisia and Santa Fe Springs, California, as well as a foothold in the Asia-Pacific region.
This acquisition expands Infinite Electronics' presence in Europe. It follows the company's announcement of entering a definitive agreement to acquire Cable Connectivity Group (CCG) from Torqx Capital Partners and TKH Group NV, a leading producer and distributor of specialty cables and cable connectivity solutions. These acquisitions are prominent milestones in Infinite Electronics' six-year rapid growth. These slew of acquisitions are the latest milestones in Infinite Electronics' aggressive expansion over the last six years.
About Infinite Electronics, Inc.
Based in Irvine, California, Infinite Electronics is a leading global electrical component supplier, meeting engineers' urgent needs through a family of well-known and trusted brands. It offers a diverse range of components, assemblies, and wired/wireless connectivity solutions and serves the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite's brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMe Cables, Integra Optics, INC Installs and NavePoint. By working quickly to supply goods, solutions, and real-time support to its clients, its brands help move the world's innovators forward.