Top 20 Manufacturing Technology Solution Companies - 2019

Industry 4.0 is taking the manufacturing industry by a storm, providing manufacturers with the opportunity to utilize advanced manufacturing capabilities and IT in their product lifecycle.  For manufacturers to stay ahead of their peers in the industry and have a steady hold in the market, they need to embrace the latest technological advancements and state-of-the-art products offered by the best manufacturing solution providers.  By doing so, manufacturers can reap a host of benefits such as increased visibility into operations, substantial cost savings, increasing speeds in production times and the means to provide quality customer support.  Spanning Industry 4.0, manufacturing technology solution providers are leveraging a combination of leading-edge technologies like big data, predictive maintenance, AR, VR and IoT, and digitalized equipment to roll out products for hassle free production of goods and reducing the time to market.

On the other hand, manufacturers are trying to increase their efficiency and productivity significantly by connecting their equipment across the factory floor through the internet to control and track the various processes. They are increasingly implementing cloud computing software in manufacturing plants that spread across various geographical locations to share information amongst the facilities for better quality control, faster production and lowering the production costs. Decision makers are also willing to invest in visibility technology to spur growth. Implementation of real-time location systems (RTLS) and RFID will come into play, providing much-needed transparency across their operations.

Keeping in mind the constantly changing manufacturing technologies and the industry as a whole, CIOReview has compiled a list of the 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution Providers 2019 to guide organizations associated with the manufacturing sector in anchoring the advantages of technology and tackle the various that they face in the production process.

Also featured in this edition of CIOReview are some insights shared by the CIOs and other chief officers from a few prominent organizations in the manufacturing industry. Paul Susalla, Director of Corporate Manufacturing Technology Advancement at Parker Hannifin Corporation offers his perspective on how organizations in the manufacturing industry are enamored by the latest tools and technologies in the space. Although the utilization of equipment and optimization of operations primarily relies on industrial processes or effectiveness of manual labor, automation prevails as one of the proven methodologies to obtain better output. An insider from Lockheed Martin also shares their views on how automated robotic systems are making their way into factory floors.

Displaying great technological prowess and with several success stories to their credit, these manufacturing technology solution providers are consistently proving their worth in the field of manufacturing. We are glad to feature companies like Emerson Electric, Mega Fluid Systems and Tutelar Technologies who have been that deliver better flexibility and efficiency to clients in their daily operations.

We hope this issue of CIOReview helps you in choosing the right partner that your firm needs to promote a technology driven manufacturing environment.

We present to you CIOReview’s, “20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution Providers 2019.”

Top Manufacturing Technology Solution Companies

Experts in chemical and slurry blend and delivery for the semiconductor market, including solar, LED and UHP industries. Their state-of-the-art systems continues to be chosen by leading-edge clients to deliver the most difficult chemistries and sensitive slurries to their CMP tools and processes. Mega, Kinetics Fluid Systems offers world-class engineering, manufacturing and testing capabilities. The company partners benefit from high-level customer service and support from their program management, sales, engineering, service and executive management teams. Mega is owned by Kinetics and located in Tualatin, Oregon, with sales and engineering offices in Chandler, AZ, and Hsinchu, Taiwan, and a strong field service presence in Malta, NY, Boise, ID, and Tualatin, OR

Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organizations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire application portfolios that easily integrate with existing systems. Named a Top Cloud Employer by Forbes four years in a row, OutSystems has offices worldwide

Premio’s humble beginning in 1989 as a white box computer provider for school districts across North America enabled it to establish the infrastructure needed to support large volumes of production. Back then Premio was one among the top three leaders in the market. As the computer marker became largely commoditized, the company’s business model was repurposed to deliver OEM contract manufacturing, primarily, EMS for embedded computers. Premio’s knowledgeable workforce of over 300 employees, 60 percent of which stems from engineering and design backgrounds, provides clients with all the necessary assistance they’d need to design, and prototype products in tune to stringent industry-level specifications and functional requirements

For more than 40 years, Printronix has been addressing global customer needs for mission-critical industrial printing. Offering the two most-trusted brand names in back office and supply chain printing, Printronix and TallyGenicom, known throughout automotive, retail, food & beverage, government and utilities and transportation and logistics enterprises across the globe. Printronix is based in Irvine, California, and operates across 14 offices worldwide. The company visions to enable continuous movement of goods through supply chains of global enterprises by engineering superior solutions and providing customer support

TUTELAR TECHNOLOGIES Inc. provides a Product Directed Manufacturing System (PDMS), an advanced Manufacturing Execution System (MES) & Warehouse Management System (WMS) that manages all aspects of your manufacturing and warehousing facilities. The company offers several services through the implementation of each project. With its proven, structured approach, Tutelar ensures that the client's true requirements are identified and delivered. The company promotes effective communications within the entire project team, timely completion of required goals, minimal or no quality problems, and minimize risks related to implementing the solution

Acumatica

Acumatica

The Acumatica ERP system delivers adaptable cloud and mobile technology with a unique, all-inclusive user licensing model. Acumatica provides a complete real-time view of your business anytime, anywhere, on any device. Through their worldwide network of partners, Acumatica ERP provides a full suite of integrated business management applications, including Financials, Distribution, Project Accounting, and CRM, as well as separate Field Service Edition, Commerce Edition, Manufacturing Edition, and Construction Edition. It is one of the pioneers in business management solutions for enterprises to well establish itself in the digitally transforming world

Bsquare

Bsquare

Bsquare provides a suite of software and services that enables customers to build and operate the next generation of intelligent devices and systems. These devices and systems help our industrial customers connect and manage their assets at scale, drive intelligent actions through data science, and reduce costs by identifying and resolving issues on devices in real time. We meet our customers where they are in their digital transformation with trusted, secure, scalable, and connected edge-to-cloud solutions. Bsquare works side-by-side with trusted partners Microsoft and Intel to ensure our customers are on the leading edge of technology

Cre8tive Technology & Design

Cre8tive Technology & Design

The company’s enterprise resource planning software solutions are cloud based and provide scalability and flexibility to meet today’s challenging business obstacles

IQMS

IQMS

IQMS uniquely combines ERP and manufacturing execution system (MES) functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and scalability that companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers, IQMS provides robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory certification and compliance. Since its inceptions, the company has been a leading provider of real-time ERP, manufacturing, productions, monitoring, quality control, supply chain, CRM, and eBusiness solutions for clients in the automotive, medical, packaging, and other manufacturing markets

MachineMetrics

MachineMetrics

MachineMetrics is manufacturing’s first Industrial IoT Platform for Machines. They transform analytics into action through universal machine connectivity, cloud data Infrastructure, and communication workflows that optimize machine operation. Extensible both in the cloud and at the edge, the MachineMetrics platform is powering vertically-focused use cases for manufacturers to digitize legacy manufacturing processes and drive more profitability with their machines. The company enables clients to drive intelligent decisions with machine data by helping to collect and transform data through universal machine connectivity and cloud data infrastructure, to analyze the data with AI and ML algorithms and deliver notifications to the right people at the right time for overall business optimization

MELD Manufacturing

MELD Manufacturing

The MELD technology is a groundbreaking solid-state process for metal with a wide range of applications, including additive manufacturing, coating, repairing, joining, adding features, and creating metal matrix composites (MMCs) and custom metals. MELD is a no-melt, open-atmosphere process that promises to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. MELD Manufacturing holds more than a dozen patents for MELD and offers machine sales, contract manufacturing, and other services. Their goal is to see the world making new things in alternative ways and to change the way we think about material limitations

Myrtle Consulting Group

Myrtle Consulting Group

Myrtle Consulting Group drives operational transformation within manufacturing, processing and distribution organizations. Using a practical, needs-based approach, we incorporate our values, methodologies, and technologies into custom solutions toward your specific challenges that improve operational performance and generate lasting business transformation. The Myrtle team is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated professionals who live on the line for our clients and enjoy the openness of our internal culture. They work side-by-side with one another and with their clients on projects that are challenging and fulfilling. They challenge themselves to exceed expectations on every project and to deliver value and profitability every time

OpenPro

OpenPro

OpenPro's ERP software solutions deliver a flexible, scalable and fully featured management system for small business to enterprise corporations. The system's modular design provides the ultimate in flexibility to clients. OpenPro can serve as a cost-effective small business account system, and has fully featured accounting software for manufacturing. OpenPro has the most up-to-date capabilities required for e-commerce software and is also a proven supply chain software provider. With OpenPro's advanced features like document imaging; green paperless work flows; integrated bar coding; integrated phone systems; OCR reading to XML transactions; and multiple language and currency capabilities, they have saved their clients millions of dollars in operating efficiencies. OpenPro offers business software solutions for every company looking for more value and more features from their ERP software solution

Plex Systems

Plex Systems

Plex Systems, Inc., delivers industry-leading ERP, MES, and Industrial IoT solutions to manufacturers across process and discrete industries. Plex pioneered cloud solutions for the production line, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems, data, and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation, and reduce IT costs. With insight from the shop floor to the top floor, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud helps companies see and understand every aspect of their business ecosystems, enabling them to transform their businesses and lead with precision, efficiency, and agility in an ever-changing market

Pounce Consulting

Pounce Consulting

Pounce is an agent of change for organizations, communities, and society. As a Mexican technology firm, it is a company of innovation in leading technology that develops, transforms, and integrates projects and platforms. The company has more than 12 years of experience, beginning operations in 2001 under the premise of providing optimal and affordable technological solutions as a response of the increasing evolution of technologies. They specialize in Design & Development, Manufacturing, Energy, Lighting, Software

Sightline Systems

Sightline Systems

Sightline Systems offers a real-time operations intelligence solution focused on analytics, root-cause analysis, performance management, correlation of data and predictive analysis from any source — critical IT systems including mainframes, applications, storage and databases as well as manufacturing systems including programmable logic controllers (PLC), microprocessors, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices, sensors, actuators and loggers. For more than 12 years, Sightline reports a 98% renewal rate from customers in 15 countries that include many Fortune 50 and Global 100 companies in automotive, packaging,electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical, utility, airlines, finance and telecommunications, as well as federal, state and local governments

Syspro

Syspro

SYSPRO provides an end-to-end business solution for optimized cost control, streamlined business processes, improved productivity, and real-time data analysis for comprehensive reporting and decision-making. SYSPRO is highly scalable and can be deployed either in the cloud, on-premise or accessed via any mobile device. SYSPRO’s intuitive product features, business intelligence capabilities, and easy deployment methodology are unmatched in the marketplace. The depth of software functionality and targeted industry knowledge makes SYSPRO an excellent fit for various manufacturing and distribution industries, including food and beverage, machinery and equipment, electronics, fabricated metals, and automotive

Terrafilum

Terrafilum

Terrafilum Engineered Filaments started with one idea in mind; to develop and provide 3D printer with highest-quality, eco-friendly filament solutions on the market for all of their printing needs. The company provides its clients with a recycling program that ensures the maximum amount of material that might otherwise be discarded as waste, is returned to them where it is recycled and repurposed into more of Terrafilum' product. Whether the project requires custom filaments for large-scale industrial projects or needs to meet strict engineering design requirements, the company covers all the needs from start to end

Vistrian

Vistrian

Vistrian provides server-based software products that extract and process data from production tools, facilities, and data files and brings it to your desktop browser, enabling a real-time view of both production tools and processes from anywhere. Vistrian's software provides dashboard views of the operations and can provide Pareto, trends, OEE views, and drill down views of the data to assist the organization in making decisions regarding plant operation and process management. The Vistrian solution operates with any PLC and is not restricted to one manufacturer of controls architecture

Xometry

Xometry

Xometry is your one-stop shop for manufacturing on demand. Xometry brings together manufacturing and technology to provide 24/7 access to instant pricing, expected lead time and manufacturability feedback on custom parts for engineers and designers across the U.S. Xometry’s online quoting portal and nationwide network of hundreds of partner manufacturing facilities guarantees consistently fast lead times while offering a broad array of capabilities, including CNC Machining, 3D Printing, Injection Molding, Sheet Metal and Casting