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CIO Review Names 42Q Cloud Software Solution Provider of the Year for 2018

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — June 26, 201842Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, today announced that CIO Review has named it the Cloud Software Solution Provider of the Year for 2018. 42Q was recognized with this honor for its cloud-based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) platform that enables companies to manage factory operations with greater agility, speed and cost efficiency.

42Q’s cloud-based MES is an easy-to-deploy solution that simplifies digital factory transformation. Once implemented, companies can simply log in, configure and use MES for real-time visibility into factory floor data, end-user analytics and reporting. 42Q can be accessed anywhere in the world for an instant view into the status of global manufacturing operations.

“Manufacturers are constantly under pressure to optimize their operations, and deal with an extraordinary amount of data complexity every day,” said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO at 42Q. “42Q’s MES streamlines data collection, analysis and transparency for executives anywhere in the world, providing them with real-time factory intelligence that enables better business outcomes based on more complete information.”

“Using 42Q, we’ve connected more than 25,000 devices in the cloud, leveraging real-time data to improve performance across our factories,” said Manesh Patel, CIO at Sanmina. “The platform also helps us achieve regulatory compliance with a forced quality framework that can eliminate some of the most common production errors, including real-time operator training records verification and full component traceability.”

Sanmina Corporation uses 42Q for real-time manufacturing visibility, process and quality control across its operations and as a backbone for “instant IOT” and manufacturing automation initiatives. The organization currently has 42Q deployed in more than 60 factories in 15 countries worldwide, including production with highly-complex surface mount equipment (SMT) and “lights out” fully-automated production lines.

42Q delivers a comprehensive and proven cloud-based MES solution that 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 and Industry 4.0 initiatives. With robust and proven functionality, 42Q helps manufacturers more easily cross traditional boundaries of automation, engineering, operations and IT.

Learn more about 42Q at: https://cloud.cioreview.com/vendor/2018/42q.

 

 About 42Q
42Q is a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, implemented in over 60 manufacturing facilities globally. 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 42-q.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.

 

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42Q Launches Rapid eDHR Cloud Solution for Medical Device Manufacturers

SAN JOSE, CALIF.— May 8, 2018 — 42Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing software, today announced the release of Rapid eDHR, a solution that enables medical device manufacturers to quickly implement all electronic device history records (eDHR) in as little as three weeks. Leveraging 42Q’s secure cloud MES (Manufacturing Execution System) platform, medical executives using Rapid eDHR have instant online access to hyperlinked component traceability data and other quality records, enabling them to quickly respond to potential issues and optimize processes for improved compliance.

Complex medical instruments including diagnostic imaging equipment and blood analyzers, along with high-risk medical devices like implanted pacemakers and defibrillators, are manufactured with comprehensive quality systems compliant with CGMP (current good manufacturing practices) requirements, found in 21 CFR part 820 of the FDA’s quality system regulation. The FDA audits manufacturing facilities that produce finished medical devices. During an FDA audit, the ability to produce correct, clear and verifiable quality records in a timely manner is essential. Rapid eDHR provides instant online access to medical device history records. This capability can be implemented quickly and is an important first step to rolling out an MES solution that provides the structure for, and ensures compliance with key elements of the FDA QSR (Quality Systems Regulation).

The 42Q Rapid eDHR cloud solution can electronically track and maintain extensive documentation and quality records pertaining to the production of finished medical devices. To date, some medical device manufacturers have been reluctant to transition from paper-based DHR processes to the electronic acquisition and storage of records, due to the complexity and time required to roll out on-premise eDHR systems.

Key benefits of the 42Q Rapid eDHR solution include:

  • Fast, simplified implementation. Because it is cloud based, Rapid eDHR can be rolled out in as little as three weeks and isn’t dependent on complicated integration with legacy software platforms.
  • Instant visibility for improved compliance. Manufacturing executives and other personnel can instantly retrieve production data including component traceability data, test data and other quality records – from mobile or desktop computers at any location.
  • Built-in certifications and regulatory compliance. Rapid eDHR digitally records quality records in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GAMP5) guidelines set forth by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). 42Q and Rapid eDHR are also used today in facilities producing class 2 and class 3 medical devices with UDI (universal device identifier) labeling.

“The simplicity of deploying Rapid eDHR is a radical departure from the complicated, on premise manufacturing execution systems of the past. It can help medical manufacturers transform compliance management,” said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO at 42Q.  “Our medical customers say that having real time access to critical quality records during FDA and notified body audits also inspires a sense of confidence from auditors in a company’s overall quality system.”

Rapid eDHR functionality includes:

  • Material verification and tracking, including traceability functions
  • Employee verification and tracking
  • Forced process routings
  • Online work instructions
  • Complete device history and genealogy
  • 42Q Live and real-time operations dashboard

The 42Q Rapid eDHR solution is available immediately. For more information, please visit https://www.42-q.com/starter-kit/rapid-edhr-solution/

 

About 42Q
42Q is a leading provider of Cloud manufacturing solutions, implemented in over 60 manufacturing facilities globally. 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 http://42-q.com/ and follow the company on LinkedIn.

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42Q to Showcase Cloud Manufacturing Solution with Nokia at Hannover Messe

Leader in Cloud-Based MES Selected as Nokia’s Digital Solutions Provider for Factory in a Box Concept

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — April 19, 201842Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, today announced that it will showcase its cloud-based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) as part of Nokia’s Conscious Factory in a Box concept during Hannover Messe from April 23-27, 2018.

Introduced in February, Nokia’s Factory in a Box concept anticipates the manufacturing needs of the future with a portable factory that can be packed, transported and quickly brought into service. As a modular factory, it enables companies to quickly design and test new products at key locations, adapting to local requirements and enabling immediate feedback between manufacturing and R&D. 42Q is the cloud MES solution provider for Nokia’s Factory in a Box, delivering automated process control and real-time, remote visibility of critical manufacturing analytics, regardless of where the Factory in a Box is deployed.

“Forward thinking companies are now deploying Industry 4.0, IIoT and cloud solutions like 42Q for greater agility, flexibility and cost savings,” said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO at 42Q. “We’re excited to be a part of Nokia’s Factory in a Box concept. Factory in a Box brings together several emerging technologies to deliver a new and important global manufacturing and supply chain solution that improves time to market, reduces costs and fundamentally changes the way products are developed and produced.”

“With our conscious factory in a box and 42Q, I can see in real-time what happens in production and I can optimize the process,” added Johannes Giloth, SVP, Global Operations and Chief Procurement Officer at Nokia. “It’s a complete game changer.”

42Q delivers a comprehensive and proven cloud-based MES solution that operates between an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and manufacturing equipment in a factory, enabling simpler and more cost-effective implementation of smart factories. Currently deployed in more than 60 factories worldwide, 42Q simplifies and accelerates digital factory transformation.

Hannover Messe is the world’s largest and most comprehensive industrial technology event that covers all aspects of industrial technology – from individual components to the complete smart factory. For more information, please visit http://www.hannovermesse.de/home. To learn more about 42Q, please visit https://www.42-q.com/.

 

About 42Q
42Q is a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, implemented in over 60 manufacturing facilities globally. 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 42-q.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.

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Lumina Communications for 42Q
Phone: (408) 896-3307
Email: 42Q@luminapr.com

42Q Launches Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution for Manufacturers

Provides Rapid Connectivity of Factory Assets to the Cloud for Real-time Visibility, Control and Analytics

SAN JOSE, CALIF.– March 1, 201842Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, today announced the release of its Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution, a new product that easily connects production equipment such as PLCs, SCADA servers, IIoT devices, smart sensors and more to 42Q’s cloud manufacturing platform. The Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution includes shop floor connectivity, real-time storage of factory data, statistical process control, and end user analytics and reporting, all designed specifically to simplify digital factory transformation and implementation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

“Manufacturers are convinced of the benefits IIoT technology brings, however, adoption has been slowed by the complexities and costs of acquiring and connecting new systems to legacy technology in the factory,” said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO, 42Q. “The Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution simplifies and accelerates the deployment of shop floor connectivity, data collection and storage, as well as data visualization and analysis. Using the Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution, 42Q customers have realized these benefits in as little as six weeks.”

According to a study published by Genpact Research Institute, 82 percent of manufacturing executives think a critical part of their future success will be the adoption of IIoT technology and practices; however, that same study shows that less than 25% have plans for adoption and deployment of IIoT. Stumbling blocks include long deployment times and demonstrating the return on investment from IIoT.  42Q’s Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution overcomes both of these problems.  Customers can now connect, collect and analyze large amounts of factory data without investing significant amounts of capital for either hardware or software.

“Companies are clearly looking for immediate steps they can take that deliver both short-term return on investment and long-term transformational value,” said Ramaswami. “Connecting assets in your factory to intelligent systems in the cloud is a foundational step towards the promise of IIoT, and that’s what the Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution delivers.”

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 and 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 60 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 Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution is available immediately. For more information, please visit Rapid IIoT.

 

About 42Q
42Q is a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, implemented in over 60 manufacturing facilities globally. 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 42-q.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.

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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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John Kreuzer
Lumina Communications for 42Q
Phone: (408) 896-3307
Email: jrkreuzer@luminapr.com

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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Lumina Communications for 42Q
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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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