Top 10 Shop Floor Solution Companies - 2020
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Top 10 Shop Floor Solution Companies - 2020

As an instrumental part of the manufacturing sector, every development on the shop floor impacts the different steps of a product’s life cycle, from sourcing the material to operating margins. Manufacturers are leveraging technologies such as IoT, IIoT, robotics, machine learning, additive manufacturing, and analytics in shop floor operations to improve shop floor productivity, growth, and deliver unparalleled customer experience.

Embracing digital transformation or strategically partnering with a service provider is no more a choice for the manufacturing sector but an inevitable part of the industry. Industry experts have begun to understand the potential of solutions like IIoT, machine learning, and cloud, which are revolutionizing the manufacturing space and helping companies produce more at reduced costs and time.

Through the usage of sensors, IoT, and analytics, manufacturers can predict and prevent failures on shop floor equipment. Today, with innovative technologies, organizations can schedule maintenance and plan outages, obtain inventory, and assign people with minimal or zero impact on shop floor production. When machine learning is added to this mix, other conditions that determine whether a piece of equipment is performing optimally, including its energy consumption, can be measured.

With automated workflows, synchronized processes with improved means of tracking and scheduling, and optimized energy consumption, smart shop floors can increase the output, uptime, quality of the product as well as reduce the costs and waste. In the wake of different technology transitions, we are glad to feature some of the companies at the forefront in the shop floor sector with their technological capabilities.

We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights’ “Top 10 Shop Floor Solution Providers - 2020.”

    Top Shop Floor Solution Companies

  • The conveyor belts halted to a stop, and the ‘whir and buzz’ at the plant floor of a local confectionery receded into an abrupt silence.

  • riteSOFT® develops and implements software solutions to automate data collection for small and medium-sized business (SMB) manufacturers and distributors around the globe. Its smart, simple, seamless solutions—riteSCAN® Mobile Warehouse for SYSPRO and riteTIME® Labor Data & Time Tracking—leverage information and technology to optimize efficiency and sharpen your competitive edge. Trusted by more than 8,000 users and 35 resellers in 10 countries, riteSOFT’s easy-to-use software applications automate and optimize warehouse and manufacturing operations in real-time

  • Rockware Corp. provides a broad range of shop floor software, including ANDON, HMI, SCADA, MES, and much more. With Rockware, client can achieve real-time OEE and KPIs, while shifting reporting for supervisors, engineers, and maintenance. The company enables its customers to significantly enhance preventative maintenance, scheduling, traceability, and quality management

  • Founded in 1983, The Lake Companies, Inc. provides solutions to discrete manufacturers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Upper Michigan. As a certified Channel Partner of Infor Global Solutions, The Lake Companies, Inc. is committed to building ongoing relationships with our customers to help them improve performance within their organizations, maximize profits, and become more responsive to their customers. The Lake Companies, Inc. firmly believes in leveraging innovation and technology to give your company the competitive advantage it needs to grow in the ever-changing business world

  • With its unique shop floor solutions, the company is aiding manufacturing companies to remodel shop floor operations, improve workflow efficiencies, and streamline product lifecycles, so that they can stay viable in a competitive business environment. Notably, the company’s Ujigami Product Directed Manufacturing System (PDMS) assists an operator in streamlining the workflow, from scheduling to device control and advanced mistake-proofing, with interactive graphical work instructions. Complementing software is Tutelar’s Ujigami Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Ujiboard World Class Manufacturing (WCM) system. And, the last piece of the offering is an integrated Visual Management System to help management teams collaborate with the workforce better through regular meetings, key performance indicators, and follow up of action items

  • Aptean


    Aptean is one of the world’s leading providers of industry-specific software. Its enterprise resource planning and supply chain solutions are uniquely designed to meet the needs of specialized manufacturers and distributors in over 20 industries, while its compliance solutions serve specific markets such as finance and life sciences. In total, Aptean’s solutions are used by over 6,000 customers around the world. With both cloud and on-premise deployment options, Aptean’s products, services and unmatched expertise help businesses of all sizes to scale and succeed. Aptean is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific

  • Exenta


    Exenta brings cutting-edge business solutions to companies hampered by inefficient legacy ERP systems, isolated data streams and spiraling costs. Its next-generation, cloud-based enterprise technology seamlessly helps businesses reach their full potential – accelerating and improving performance across the entire global supply chain. Exenta is the premiere fashion supply chain software provider serving the apparel and soft goods industry. As leaders in state-of-the-art, end-to-end, ERP, PLM and SFC fashion software, we combine intuitive, best-in-class technology with a relentless focus on achieving excellence in all aspects of implementation and customer satisfaction



    FORCAM is one of the world’s leading solution providers in the field of production control and the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Its delivery of results in productivity remains a solid foundation since the establishment of the company in 2001. Almost two decades ago, FORCAM celebrated its debut and first deployment at Mercedes-Benz. The iconic automobile company has since celebrated many accolades, including the “Factory of the Year” award in 2007, 2008, and 2012. Since then, FORCAM has evolved into a comprehensive IIoT solution partner with a high-performance manufacturing 4.0 platform and a vital ecosystem

  • Global Shop Solutions

    Global Shop Solutions

    Global Shop Solutions has been the exclusive provider of the One-System ERP™ Software designed to make lean manufacturing a reality in countries around the world. The efficiency delivered through its ERP software provides real-time inventory accuracy, improved on-time delivery, lower administrative costs, increased sales and improved customer service. Real-time data with high-level accuracy empowers business leaders to be proactive in their decision making. Global Shop Solutions customers enjoy a significant ROI to their bottom line. Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas includes a state-of-the-art R&D facility and its Global Shop Solutions University training center

  • PROXIA Software

    PROXIA Software

    PROXIA Software AG is an international software company that develops and integrates MES solutions for manufacturing and production companies. For more than 30 years, the corporate group has been engaged in industrial process optimization. Professional project management, expert staff, innovative software products and expertise in the industry form the foundation of the company’s success. The core product portfolio of PROXIA MES-Software solutions includes MES planning, data acquisition, monitoring, as well as analysis, evaluation and controlling key production indicators

  • SMP Logic System

    SMP Logic System

    SMP Logic System is a research based software development company focusing exclusively on pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. Its products aim to revolutionize pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and systems allowing manufacturers to fully integrate process controls. At SMP Logic Systems value creation for its clients is paramount. Its monitoring and execution systems allow pharmaceutical manufacturers to monitor and track the entire manufacturing process from inception to completion. The end result is consistently high-quality drugs at lower costs