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April 8, 2019

Whether your business is large or small, you need to be able to see where you are and anticipate where you are going. One way to analyze all of the data your business generates is by utilizing reports within your software solution. Without running reports, compiling and sorting your data can be a da...

April 8, 2019

What really is in a name? Have you ever Googled the meaning of your name just out of curiosity? Or ever wondered where a company or product got its name? Here at Throughput Consulting Inc. or TCI for short; the story of our name originates from a book by Eliyahu M. Goldratt called The Goal.

In his bo...

April 8, 2019

Although there may be some things a company can ‘stop’ doing by adopting AM, there are new things that the company must ‘start’ doing; so, the business impact must be considered, and having the right MES I QMS software that is flexible enough to grow with your business while providing the necessary...

June 8, 2018


In this first of two articles, the definitions and differences between enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and manufacturing execution systems (MES) are considered. Part II will consider the advantages of integrating both systems in the interests of operational and production efficiency, as w...

August 23, 2017


(Part 4 of a 4-part Series)


Even in this day and age, some people still need convincing that improving the customer experience actually generates more revenue and saves on costs. Many studies have been done on this topic over years past, along with more recent articles, speeches, books and blog pos...

August 17, 2017


(Part 3 of a 4-part series discussing “Change and the Cost of Not Changing”)

Most heat treaters you talk to today are continually looking at ways to effectively apply new innovations into their existing business model. Your business model determines the way your business earns money. A change in the...

August 1, 2017


(Part 2 of a 4-part series discussing "Change and the Cost of Not Changing")

Just about every time you have a conversation about a heat treating business making changes for the better, the word innovation invariably comes up. Innovation should be about value, not just about change. It’s been said tha...

July 10, 2017


(Part 1 of a 4-part series discussing "Change and the Cost of Not Changing”)

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” -Warren Buffett-  

Here’s another quote from Conrad Hilton… “The buyer is entitled to a bargain. The seller is entitled to a profit. So there is a fine margin in b...