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A+W Software

Submitted by wnelson@glass.org on Fri, January 10, 2020 - 3:10pm

 

Leadership: Peter Dixen, CEO; Kai Frenzel, CFO; John Staiano, COO

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Location: One Parkway North, Suite 400S, Deerfield, IL

Years in business: 42 (started in 1977)

Products & services offered:

A+W Software logo

Complete software solution for flat glass fabricators, including:

  • Modular structure allows the software solution to adjust to your company’s changing needs
  • Automate and optimize (e.g., capacity, defect, real-time, rack, stack, shape, and furnace) processes
  • Incorporate technical drawings (e.g., DXF files and CAD templates) using a simple, graphically-supported technical order entry system
  • Increase quality and customer satisfaction with online status reports/updates
  • Track and control individual lites/sheets/pieces with a simple-to-use production control system
  • Develop reports to track, evaluate, and monitor statistics to enhance decision making
  • Expand to include barcoding, ecommerce, stock and breakage management, EDI solutions, supplemental CAD functionalities, internal rack management, Microsoft Outlook connection, and interfaces to various financial accounting and document management systems

Complete software solution for the window, door, and roller shutter fabricators, including:

  • Quick, secure ordering with accurate pricing, including on custom designs and shapes
  • Transparent, traceable information for easy internal and external communication, including ecommerce capabilities
  • Plan, order, and automate materials/inventory using needs-based and just-in-time planning
  • Optimize, plan, and visualize current and future capacity needs
  • Efficient and transparent production processes using barcoding and CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) Terminals
  • Automated delivery planning and route optimization

Company motto: Software for Glass, Windows and Doors

Keys to success:

  • Experience
  • Reduced Complexity
  • On the Cutting Edge of Innovation & Automation
  • Off-the-shelf functionality with customizable features

Biggest challenge for the year ahead: Lean manufacturing: automation, scalability and labor shortage

Key words to describe the industry: Future proof, adaptable and sustainability


If you are interested in having your company highlighted in an upcoming NGA member newsletter, please email to Wayne Nelson.