Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler recently profiled Katana cloud-based manufacturing software as best-suited for small manufacturers. The feature article was published in AutomationMedia.com, the industry’s leading and popular technology website and useful resources for industrial technology enthusiasts.
Fast-growing smaller manufacturers require scalable, robust and effective production planning, scheduling, and inventory control systems to help manage manufacturing processes, according to Cutler.
The only viable option for small manufacturers is a SaaS (Software as a Service) pay-as-you-go monthly service fee. All operations and information must be packaged into a single, unified system that presents users with relevant manufacturing data such as materials, productions, warehouse status, sales and purchase orders.
AutomationMedia, founded in 1998, is one of the most credible sources in the media, with informative content regarding automation, controls, breakthrough manufacturing, as well as operational and industrial intelligence. AutomationMedia is a valuable tool and a favorite bookmarked stop for automation and control professionals worldwide. The publisher has earned a global reputation among industrial software vendors, lean manufacturing experts, and thought leadership contributors.
For 2020 AutomationMedia will introduce a series of case study feature article profiles (usually ten real-world examples by a single vendor) as well as dedicated editorial columns in a new sponsorship program. This will allow readers to capture the breadth and insight of thought leaders’ content as a deep dive exploration of both the pain points on the plant floor and the solutions available.
According to Naeem Ismat, publisher and editor of AutomationMedia, “We are dedicated to developing the awareness and understanding about interoperability in automation by providing the best information from the best sources.” Ismat added one-time articles often fail to explore the true automation considerations which is why expanded coverage format is critical.
Ismat recently announced a formal strategic alliance partnership with manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, founder of the 7000-member Manufacturing Media Consortium and is also the CEO of TR Cutler, Inc. This will ensure that all content is aggressively cross-promoted through both publication relations and social media. This will optimize the published content substantially.