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Leading Manufacturing Professionals Gather in Michigan for Informative Discussion on Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

“Boost Shop Floor Performance” Peer-to-Peer Workshop Hosted by Epicor and Cre8tive Technology Gives Manufacturers Action Plan for Winning MES Strategy

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, and Cre8tive Technology and Design, a member of the Epicor Partner Network, today announced they will host a half-day, peer-to-peer workshop, “Boost Shop Floor Performance,” on April 10, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Manufacturing operations professionals will gather in Sterling Heights, Michigan for a morning of networking and discussion on how to leverage manufacturing execution systems (MES) to improve shop floor and operations performance.

Perry Osburn, president of IMCO Carbide Tool, will share first-hand insight on shop strategies that drive production and quality without adding costly machinery. IMCO Carbide Tool specializes in manufacturing tungsten carbide end mills among other high-performance cutting tools for a variety of applications in the aerospace, automotive, medical, petrochemical and manufacturing industries. The company uses Epicor Mattec MES to measure, monitor and optimize production and manufacturing operations through real-time data collection, analysis and performance.

Workshop guests will also hear from Epicor and Cre8tive Technology and Design as representatives discuss the business value of MES and the significant role that manufacturing software and plant automation solutions play in helping companies to improve their operational performance and financial results.

Event Details:

Where: 7205 Sterling Ponds Court (Media Room), Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT (Followed by a complimentary networking lunch)


Featured Speakers:

Perry Osburn, President, IMCO Carbide

Paul Byker, Business Development, Cre8tive Technology and Design

Susan Kraisinger, Territory Manager, Epicor

Jerry Baur, MES Engineer, Epicor

Attendees Will Learn:

  • What industry research tells senior executives about MES
  • How MES should work and does work to solve manufacturers' biggest problems
  • What IMCO discovered with and about Epicor Mattec MES
  • See what Epicor Mattec MES can do in action
  • How companies can secure executive buy-in and sponsorship

Who Should Attend:

  • Plant Manager, Director
  • Process improvement leaders
  • Continuous Improvement executives and champions
  • COO, VP Operations, VP Manufacturing
  • CFO, VP Finance
  • Other operations and shop performance stakeholders

About Cre8tive Technology and Design

Cre8tive Technology and Design is a member of the Epicor Partner Network as an Epicor Platinum Partner. Cre8tive Technology and Design has earned this through its ability to sell and properly implement the Epicor ERP solution. Cre8tive Technology and Design helps customers customize the Epicor ERP solution to match their business model and their specific challenges. Since business needs evolve as businesses grow or change, Cre8tive Technology and Design makes sure their Epicor software solution provides both flexibility and adaptability.

Follow Cre8tive Technology and Design on Twitter @Cre8tiveTechs and on LinkedIn.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit

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Jessica Riggs
Senior Specialist, Public Relations
Epicor Software Corporation
+1 949 585 4160

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