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42Q Launches Digital Factory Starter Kit for Manufacturers

Cloud Solution Includes Core Manufacturing and Business Intelligence Functions Designed to Accelerate Digital Factory Transformation

SAN JOSE, CALIF.– November 14, 201742Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced the release of its Digital Factory Starter Kit, a solution with key capabilities that accelerate digital factory transformation. The Digital Factory Starter Kit includes shop floor and quality functions, traceability capability and business intelligence (BI) reporting. The Digital Factory Starter Kit is part of the 42Q cloud solution, and enables manufacturers to realize value from digital factory transformation using 42Q in just weeks.

“The costs and complexity of deploying a conventional on-premise MES platform can result in a time to value of between nine and eighteen months for basic functionality,” said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO, 42Q. “Manufacturers beginning their digital transformation should not have to wait that long. We designed the Digital Factory Starter Kit to include the core features necessary for digital transformation, and get companies up and running in a few weeks, with no interruption to business processes or customer deliveries.”

According to findings from LNS Research, most manufacturers can see significant benefits from a properly executed MES deployment.  However, only 20% of manufacturers are currently using this technology. Reasons given for this low adoption rate include cost, complexity, and risk of business interruption. 42Q’s Digital Factory Starter Kit enables companies to minimize these risks with an easy to deploy cloud solution, and realize benefits almost immediately.

Key capabilities of the Digital Factory Starter Kit include electronic travelers, cycle time management, shop order management and process routing control.  Functionality for quality management is fully integrated, including employee verification and electronic work instructions, traceability, product genealogy, labeling and control plans. The Digital Factory Starter Kit also includes 42Q’s Business Intelligence module, which provides tools for real time alerts from manufacturing operations along with data visualization.

“While easy to deploy, the Digital Factory Starter Kit is a complete solution enabling companies to manage quality and operations, monitor yields, WIP and throughput in real time.  This solution is proven and already deployed in many manufacturing facilities in highly regulated industries including medical, aerospace and automotive manufacturing,” said Ramaswami.

42Q delivers a comprehensive and proven cloud-based MES solution which operates between an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and the manufacturing equipment in a factory, enabling simpler and more cost-effective implementation of a smart factory with Industry 4.0. With robust and proven functionality, 42Q helps manufacturers more easily cross traditional boundaries of automation, engineering, operations and IT. Currently deployed in more than 50 factories worldwide, 42Q’s proven, scalable solution allows organizations to eliminate the lengthy infrastructure acquisition and configuration process, and deploy the solution for immediate benefit.

The Digital Factory Starter Kit is available immediately. For more information, please visit Digital Factory Starter Kit

 

About 42Q
42Q is a leading provider of cloud MES solutions, implemented in over 60 manufacturing facilities. Our mission is to deliver scalable, flexible and easy to implement manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our management team has extensive experience with the architecture, development and implementation of advanced MES and manufacturing automation systems deployed across a broad range of vertical markets. 42Q is a business unit of Sanmina Corporation. For more information on 42Q, please visit 42Q

 

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Sanmina Corporation Surpasses 25,000 Pieces of Manufacturing Equipment Connected in the Cloud

San Jose, Calif. – September 21, 201742Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced that Sanmina Corporation has reached the milestone of connecting more than 25,000 pieces of manufacturing equipment to the 42Q cloud solution. Sanmina Corporation uses 42Q for real-time manufacturing visibility, process and quality control across their operations and as the backbone for “instant IOT” (Internet of Things) and manufacturing automation initiatives. The organization currently has 42Q deployed in more than 50 factories in 15 countries worldwide, including full integration with highly complex surface mount production (SMT) and “lights out” fully automated production lines

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42Q Joins Zebra PartnerConnect Program

San Jose, Calif., June 15, 201742Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced its participation in Zebra Technologies’ PartnerConnect program. PartnerConnect is a flexible program that makes it easier for 42Q to work with Zebra and its extensive ecosystem of channel partners. The combination of Zebra’s products and 42Q’s cloud manufacturing solution simplifies and accelerates the implementation of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies in a broad range of factories.

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Astra adds MES capabilities with 42Q partnership

Tucson, AZ June 9, 2017Astra is excited to announce its partnership with 42Q as a reseller and integration partner. 42Q, a pure-play cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES) provider, was named a potential MES Market Disrupter by Gartner in 2016. The combination of Astra’s extensive manufacturing experience in the ERP marketplace and 42Q’s advanced cloud-based solution accelerates a company’s implementation of digital transformation and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) initiatives in their operations.

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My Path to World Class Manufacturing – Manesh Patel

A Manufacturing Technology Insights article : My Path to World Class Manufacturing – by Manesh Patel

 

About 42Q

42Q is a leading provider of cloud MES and manufacturing software solutions. 42Q is fully deployed in over 50 manufacturing facilities. Our mission is to deliver scalable, flexible and easy to implement manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our management team has extensive experience with the architecture, development and implementation of advanced MES and manufacturing automation systems for a broad range of vertical markets. For more information on 42Q, please visit http://42-q.com/ and follow the company on LinkedIn.

 

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Lumina Communications for 42Q
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42Q to Showcase Cloud MES Solutions at 2017 MESA International North American Conference

42Q to Present High ROI Digital Factory Transformation Case Studies

San Jose, Calif., May 4, 201742Q, a leading provider of cloud-based manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced that the company will be participating at the 2017 Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International North American Conference, co-located within the Manufacturing & Technology (M&T) Conference & Expo. 42Q will host a booth (Booth 513) where subject-matter experts will showcase the company’s cloud-based MES and digital factory transformation solutions.

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Industry 4.0 in a Highly-Regulated Medical Device Factory

 

42Q Manufacturing Tech Insights - March 2017

42Q Manufacturing Tech Insights - March 2017

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About 42Q

42Q is a leading provider of cloud MES solutions, implemented in over 50 manufacturing facilities. Our mission is to deliver scalable, flexible and easy to implement manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our management team has extensive experience with the architecture, development and implementation of advanced MES and manufacturing automation systems deployed across a broad range of vertical markets. 42Q is a business unit of Sanmina Corporation. For more information on 42Q, please visit https://www.42-q.com/ and follow the company on LinkedIn.

 

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John Kreuzer
Lumina Communications for 42Q
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jkreuzer@luminapr.com

Frost & Sullivan Names 42Q Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in the North American Cloud MES Market (Press Release)

San Jose, Calif., March 9, 201742Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), has been named Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in the North American MES Market by Frost & Sullivan. 42Q is a complete manufacturing cloud solution for high technology companies, providing data security, global operations visibility, component traceability and process control. Frost & Sullivan recognized these and other attributes of 42Q, differentiating their solution from the rest of the competition.

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Frost & Sullivan Names 42Q Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for Cloud MES (Report)

Cloud-based MES Markets – North America

Quotes from Frost & Sullivan’s Report on 42Q

“42Q’s vision of ‘taking MES to the cloud’ clearly resonates through its solution offerings and service capabilities, breathing fresh air into a market that is awash with point solutions and on-premise installations”

“42Q’s pricing strategy perfectly meets the pricing requirements of customers… This gives the customer the flexibility and room to scale as they expand – without any hassles from a cost standpoint.”

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Industry Experts to Discuss Impact of the Cloud on Manufacturing in Upcoming Webinar

Executives at 42Q, Bloom Energy and LNS Research to Provide Industrial Companies and Manufacturers with a Better Understanding of Digital Manufacturing Options

San Jose, Calif., January 10, 201742Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), will participate in the webinar, “Modern MES: Are Companies Finally Ready for Cloud Options?,” on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. (ET). This webinar will be hosted and moderated by LNS Research principal analyst Andrew Hughes. Bloom Energy’s Chief Technology Officer, Venkat Venkataraman will discuss their experience deploying Cloud MES at Bloom Energy’s manufacturing facilities. Attendees can register to join the webinar via this link.

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42Q and Toward Zero Forge Strategic Partnership

Partnership Enables Rapid Deployment of Advanced Manufacturing Systems

San Jose, Calif., January 5, 201742Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced a reseller and integration partnership with Toward Zero. Toward Zero helps companies deploy technology for manufacturing and business transformation. Together, 42Q and Toward Zero will enable discrete manufacturers to implement the 42Q solution in factories looking to realize the true value of smart factory and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) technologies.

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42Q Named as a “Top 10 Manufacturing Execution System Provider” for 2016

Cloud MES Solution Included in Manufacturing Tech Insights Annual “Top 10 MES” List

San Jose, Calif., November 29, 201642Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced that the company has been named as one of the “Top 10 Manufacturing Execution System Providers for 2016” by Manufacturing Tech Insights Magazine. Compiled by a distinguished panel of prominent CEOs, CIOs, venture capitalists and industry analysts, along with the Manufacturing Tech Insights editorial board, this prestigious list includes companies that are at the forefront of providing cutting-edge technology solutions for manufacturers. The list was featured in the October 2016 issue of the publication and includes an in-depth profile of 42Q and interview with CEO Bob Eulau.

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42Q Accelerates Factory Automation with New Protocol Capability

San Jose, Calif., September 8, 201642Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced full Semiconductor Equipment Communications Standard, Generic Equipment Model (SECS/GEM) protocol capability. SECS/GEM is an industry standard factory equipment interface protocol for equipment-to-host data communications. In securing SECS/GEM capability, 42Q greatly simplifies the implementation of factory automation, machine to machine (M2M) communication, real time in process data collection and data analytics, all key elements of “Industry 4.0” and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Several factories using 42Q have already deployed this new protocol in their operations.

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42Q Announces GAMP 5 and Part 11 Compliance for Cloud-Based Manufacturing Execution System

San Jose, Calif., July 12, 2016 – 42Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced that the company’s products are Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP 5) and Part 11 compliant. GAMP 5 is the current methodology established by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and sets forth the best practice approach for validations within the medical industry. 42Q’s MES solution was recently assessed for compliance with GAMP standards by Excellis Health Solutions, LLC.

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