4.5 Stars! FreePoint’s Latest Product Reviews – How Do Customers Rate ShiftWorx™?

How Do Customers Rate ShiftWorx™? Read FreePoint’s Latest Product Reviews at Capterra:

https://www.capterra.com/p/188388/ShiftWorx/reviews/

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In the pursuit of manufacturing excellence, FreePoint strives to over-deliver with shop floor solutions that drive value for organizations of any size. We enable manufacturers with visualized data in real-time that empowers action to decrease production downtime, while engaging your workforce to continually improve.

The result, increased productivity, reduced waste, improved quality, and an over-all more efficient and profitable “Smart Factory”.

Book a demo today to learn more!

#Capterra #SmartManufacturing #MachineMonitoring #MESsystem #IIoT #Industry40

We’re Rocking it at CMTS 2021!

 

Hey Everyone! FreePoint is Rocking it at the CMTS Show! If you’re in the area stop by our booth 2428; we’d love to talk and share knowledge about our amazing manufacturing productivity improvement, and employee engagement solution!

#CMTS #SmartManufacturing Industry40 #IOT

CREATORS WANTED | MFG DAY OCT 2021

Creators Wanted in Modern Manufacturing – Creators Wanted is the industry’s year-round effort to build the workforce of the future.  MFG Day is focused events to promote manufacturing to students, parents and educators for the first Friday in, and throughout, the month of October.

https://creatorswanted.org/mfgday/?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=156679

#creatorswanted #manufacturing #MFGDAY #industry40

National Association of Manufacturers / NAM: https://www.nam.org

The Manufacturing Institute | Workforce development and education partner of the NAM: https://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org

Attending CMTS this Year?

Join us at CMTS, the Industry’s leading manufacturing trade show to learn what’s new from FreePoint, and how we’re focused on solving the problems of manufacturers with cutting edge advancements in IIoT.

See experts face-to-face and learn more about Industry leading solutions like FreePoint’s ShiftWorx. Watch a live demo of ShiftWorx at our booth #2428.

FreePoint Presentation:
“<5 Days to Digital Transformation
and Employee Engagement”


Presented By: Lisa Bailey
Date: Monday, October 4th
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Smart Theatre – SME ZONE

Lisa will be discussing how in less than 5 days your factory can be digitally transformed with a manufacturing execution system that connects machines and business systems in addition to empowering workers and managers with the real-time actionable data they demand.

Plant managers and supervisors are often left guessing as to what is happening on the shop floor in real-time. Lisa will discuss how smart manufacturing can increase productivity, employee retention, profitability and more through real-time visual monitoring and empirical data collection!

Visit FreePoint’s VIRTUAL EXHIBIT to see the presentation live: https://virtual.cmts.ca/en/hall#

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

#Manufacturing #CMTS #CanadianManufacturingTechnologyShow #IoT #Industry40 #CNCMachineMonitoringSystem #ManufacturingExecutionSystem #SmartManufacturing #ManufacturingAutomation

The First Step to Improve the Status Quo

“What is the first step to improve your shop floor productivity? Has the status quo of your manufacturing operations management stagnated? If you are not sure of that first step, or perhaps have already taken many steps but failed, read on as we highlight a proven and cost-effective solution that affords manufacturers of any size the means to KNOW exactly what changes will increase productivity.”

Read the full article on page 17 of this months publication of CTMA ‘View’ magazine: http://flip.matrixgroupinc.net/ctmt/2021/fall/#page=17

Canadian Tooling and Machining Association
https://www.ctma.com/

#manufacturing #manufacturingnews #iot #iotconnectivity #industry40 #manufacturingexecutionsystem #manufacturingautomation

 

See FreePoint & CIMx Software at the AME Show August 26 & 27

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show

See CIMx Software and FreePoint Technologies at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AME) Show this Thursday, August 26 and 27, 2021.

Thank you to the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) for hosting us in their new “Smart Technology Zone” area highlighting Industry 4.0 applications.

https://www.the-center.org/
https://www.advancedmanufacturingexpo.com/
https://www.cimx.com/

#Manufacturing #Industry40 #IoT #CNCMachineMonitoringSystem #ManufacturingExecutionSystem #MES

Microsoft Best Apps Conference – FreePoint is Delivering IIoT Results Now!

FreePoint Technologies is featured at this weeks Microsoft Best Apps Conference, taking place live Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 1:30 – 3:00pm EST.  Manufacturers will be participating virtually and listening to various industry leaders presenting on the Top 10 software / apps essential to help Canadian businesses achieve their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) goals in the current economic environment.

FreePoint Technologies Microsoft Best Apps Conference

FreePoint Technologies’ ShiftWorx software delivers IIoT results now!  Presentation by Paul Hogendoorn at Microsoft’s Best Apps Conference is at 2:15pm on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Paul Hogendoorn the founder of FreePoint will be presenting on how our SaaS solution affords manufacturers the means to connect their machines, to visualize and report data, and motivate their workforce to improve.

ShiftWorx - FreePoint Technologies Inc.

The barrier to entry has never been so low – ShiftWorx provides manufacturers of any size, with any number of machines regardless of age or type the ability to connect those assets in the cloud, improve productivity, understand data, and engage their people.

ShiftWorx manufacturing KPI dashboards provide visualized data in an easy-to-understand layout that empowers the user with integral knowledge needed to improve; including productivity data such as machine status (is the machine operating and adding-value, or not?), uptime and downtime tracking, quality and waste tracking, and more with powerful Business Intelligence (BI) reports accessible at the press of a button.

Ultimately, ShiftWorx connects every machine, and reports accordingly so that all involved are on the same page and equipped to always make informed decisions.  We live by the credo that one cannot improve what is not measured, and we have proven the information ShiftWorx provides is pivotal to achieve that goal.

As a leader in Industry 4.0 innovation, we have developed a machine connectivity and reporting solution any manufacturer can benefit from; and we have truly reduced the obstacles to entry with a software product that is not expensive, and not difficult to integrate or use – so we ask, what are you waiting for?  Contact us today to get started!

FreePoint Technologies CEO Paul Hogendoorn

Three Reasons for Manufacturing’s Resilience

FreePoint Technologies CEO Paul Hogendoorn

Paul Hogendoorn – FreePoint Founder

Earlier this month, FreePoint Founder and CRO, Paul Hogendoorn was featured in Manufacturing Automation Magazine for his article titled “Three Reasons for Manufacturing’s Resilience During the Pandemic”. Throughout his article, Paul explains that demand remains strong for the “higher value” products where North American manufacturers primarily focus, as consumers spend their discretionary income on “durables” instead “consumables” like entertainment, vacations, and services.

As value-adding activity has retuned to pre-COVID-19 levels, technology allows a lot of the administration and management to be done remotely. While COVID-19 has been tumultuous for life outside of the factory, for some, life in the factory has provided a period of near normalcy as PPE was already part of many jobs and breaks and interactions were largely structured.

Paul goes on to explain that manufacturing’s resilience can directly be attributed to the efforts of our great people – from operators, to management, to the c-suite. Our people are dedicated, dependable and deliver tangible results every day. Employees are buying what they are making and manufacturers are creating both the product and the market for the product.

As Paul says in the culmination of the article “The companies that have come through this stronger have done so by sharpening their focus on their value adding activities, getting more done in less time, and by unleashing the adaptive, dedicated and innovative potential of their people. ”

Get all the expert insights by reading the full article here.

FreePoint Technologies CEO Paul Hogendoorn

FreePoint – Year in Review

With the help of our partners, clients and employees, 2020 has been a year of change and growth for FreePoint Technologies. As we approach the end of the year, we like to reflect on our biggest accomplishments as well as the individuals that made them possible.

2020 started with a bang as we released ShiftWorx Plus, a revolutionary addition to the ShiftWorx platform that drove end-to-end real time insight into every aspect of the manufacturing floor. ShiftWorx Plus unlocked manufacturing data related to:

  • Jobs, Parts, Work Orders
  • Scrap, Waste, SKUs
  • Operators, Team Leads, SupervisorsShiftWorx Plus Benefits

As demand for our ShiftWorx product suite grew, our custom software team shifted their focus to exclusively manufacturing. This was coupled with an acquisition of FreePoint’s non-manufacturing clients by Direct Impact Solutions who continued to serve the non-manufacturing CoreSolutions customers.

This renewed focus propelled significant growth and improvement in our cutting edge product offerings as we launched:

Like all businesses this year, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the COVID-19 pandemic. This presented unprecedented challenges and a changing work environment for manufacturers, as we saw production pauses and an increased focus on remote monitoring.  As the manufacturing industry restarted, we saw strong manufacturers emerge from the pandemic stronger and with renewed commitment to IIoT technologies. Data collected during the pandemic revealed some very interesting observations and our own team transitioned to working remotely, which the majority continue to do today.

2020 brought new relationships and strategic partnerships with world class ERP and manufacturing solutions providers like MIE Solutions, 3IS, and CIMX. These partners align with our corporate vision of prioritizing deep technology-driven insight, technical expertise, and actionable data in an easily understood format to help manufacturers increase production capacity, enhance employee engagement, and ultimately drive sustainable growth.

FreePoint and CME Logo2020 also saw us selected as Qualified Service Providers with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and has allowed us to work closely with many Ontario manufacturers through their Technology Assessment Program (TAP) and Grant.

It has been a very productive and exciting year for FreePoint Technologies. To our valued clients, loyal partners and dedicated employees, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to you for accompanying us on our continued journey.

We have big things on the horizon for 2021, and we can’t wait to share all that comes in the new year with you.

Happy Holidays!

 

FreePoint Returns to Microsoft’s Vox ISM Event

FreePoint is excited and honored to be taking part in another online Best Manufacturing Apps Conference (BMAC). Hosted by Microsoft Canada partner, VOX ISM. BMAC is the one-stop experience that brings together Canadian manufacturers, industry experts, and Microsoft’s top APPs, helping to keep them on the forefront of manufacturing’s digital transformation. Microsoft & VOX ISM have assembled the top 10 Manufacturing Apps in one place. All products are industry leaders & certified by Microsoft.  ShiftWorx PlusThis iteration of the conference will be an online experience with sessions and virtual vendor booths. FreePoint’s Director of Sales and Partnerships, Alan MacKinnon will be demonstrating How to Drive Efficiency, Meaningful Insight, and Financial Performance Through Integrating Real Time Machine Data and Business Systems, in addition to displaying our non-invasive machine monitoring software and hardware solutions.

According to Vox ISM, there are 4 reasons you should be attending the 2020 BMAC conference:

  1. You are looking for new ideas, trends and applications to help support your growing manufacturing company
  2. Your business has changed since COVID, but your ERP system hasn’t. You now need mobile access, better security, better reporting, and a system that can keep up with continuous improvements
  3. You are looking to invest in automation to reduce costs and labor in Finance, Manufacturing, Quality or Supply Chain departments
  4. You want to learn how to get funding and grants to accelerate the adoption of new technology

If you would like to attend this years conference, you can register here.