Q2S ERP director Ryan Anderson answers questions about FeneTech's new division in the September issue of Manufacturing in Focus. "Among other features, Q2S allows users to track production processes, sales, orders, production status, and set schedules." Read more about the exciting future of Q2S here or click the image below. ...

As you know (and sources everywhere are reporting) skilled manufacturing workers are getting more expensive to find and retain. That’s why it’s in your best interest to make it easy to train and keep your existing workforce. And if you do hire new employees, you also want to spend less time and fewer resources onboarding those new skilled workers while reducing production errors and quality issues and filling— not turning down—orders.

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FeneTech’s A.J. Piscitelli warns of the dangers of ransomware in his latest post, “Pay up, or never see your files again!”, outlining this ominous threat to your company’s files, but offering ways to ward off the bad guys.   Pay up, or never see your files again! Working at FeneTech, I have an opportunity to see a lot of different networks and work with IT professionals with varying degrees of expertise. It’s an awesome experience and I’ve learned a lot from individuals all over the world. There is a massive threat to any network that has any seasoned IT professional concerned. It’s called ransomware. If you haven’t heard of it, you should really pay attention. Most malware in the past would simply turn your computer into a zombie slave and force into a botnet, or try and gather as much personal information for identity theft. Ransomware is much more nefarious and is becoming an increasing and dangerous threat....

Why Automation is Good for Manufacturing

  [caption id="attachment_20141" align="alignleft" width="238"]Nate Huffman Automation Article for DWM Magazine Nate Huffman, FeneTech Business Development & Sales[/caption] Nate Huffman's article, "Finders Keepers ... Automation Retains Talent, Increases Production, Reduces Overhead" appeared in DWM Magazine's March 2016 issue.