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Plus Technologies Announces OM Plus Logistics Solution Implemented at Whirlpool

  • Date: Dec 23, 2008

Plus Technologies Announces OM Plus Logistics Solution Implemented at Whirlpool

DAYTON, OHIO, December 23, 2008 – Plus Technologies announced today the implementation of an OM Plus based logistics solution at Whirlpool Corporation to facilitate their migration from a large, big batch production environment to a build to order production environment. In order to facilitate and deliver on this new philosophy of production, Whirlpool needed an output solution that would assure that production labels printed within 20 seconds on their designated Zebra label printer or failover to an alternate Zebra label printer to ensure that the production process does not stop. The labels instruct production line workers on what parts to put on the build to order refrigerator as it travels through production.

Plus Technologies has implemented this exact solution for Whirlpool based on OM Plus along with some Professional Services delivered by our services team. In addition to the failover capability, the team delivered on the promise of “no duplicates” to Whirlpool. The solution had to be robust enough to failover within 20 seconds to the alternate device so the label could be generated during the 30 second window allowed and it had to assure that no label is printed twice. This had been a problem for the customer when relying on the native print spooler on their servers. Re-starting on the next label was not possible and failover was nearly as problematic.

Plus Technologies has implemented this solution in a pilot for Whirlpool and the roll out to their 13 other plants has begun.

About Digital Controls Corporation

The Company’s software division, Plus Technologies, offers years of experience and expertise in all aspects of enterprise print management including, robust print spooling software, enterprise print system architecture and design, print management software tools, and an array of printing related services needed to make your enterprise print operations more functional, reliable, and highly efficient.

The company’s IT Services division, Technology Services Group offers a broad range of IT Services including information security and infrastructure services. Because of our 40 years of experience, we understand the pressures that IT people face every day. We also provide Hardware & Software Sourcing by partnering with leading technology vendors – HP, Dell, Microsoft, Cisco, NetApp, McAfee, Sun and many others.

The company’s managed print services division, Managed Print Group, offers Managed Print Services (MPS) to clients of all industries and sizes. MPS reduces print and output costs, reduces the burden managing enterprise print puts on IT staff via real time alerts, reduces output failures with automatic printer failover and provides a single point of accountability and manageability of printing across the entire enterprise.

Plus Technologies Contact

Michael Visser, SVP and General Manager of Plus Technologies,
444 Alexandersville Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Phone: 937-384-0444 ext. 2115, 937-384-0842 fax
Email: [email protected]

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