IPE partners with TexTempo on sewn products solutions

Posted January 13, 2021


GREENVILLE, S.C. – IPE, experts in production management, order tracking, time/attendance/payroll and quality control for sewn products and other discrete manufacturers, has formed a sales alliance with TexTempo, LLC, the Factory Floor Fanatics®.


Under the agreement, TexTempo will market and sell the entire IPE product line across a broader range of sewn products and related manufacturers throughout North and Central America.


“We are pleased to partner with such an experienced and industry-focused team as TexTempo,” said IPE Managing Partner Brad Mikes. “They bring the deep domain experience needed to communicate the benefits of our industry-proven solutions and the expertise to ensure that clients maximize the strategic improvement they deliver. Together, we look forward to expanding our reach into new and extended markets.”


Focused on providing manufacturing optimization solutions and services, TexTempo partners with best-in-class Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies to help their clients achieve world-class efficiency through real-time collection and analysis of factory floor data. TexTempo currently serves the apparel, footwear, marine, mattress, transportation, upholstery and related industry segments. In addition to their shop floor control practice, TexTempo also features labor and machine monitoring solutions to maximize ROI and create faster time-to-value of the factory optimization software investment.


In a joint statement, TexTempo founders Greg Hathcox and Gene Denny-Lybbert explained that, “We are excited with the opportunity to bring IPE’s state-of-the-industry solutions to a greater number of sewn products and other manufacturers. IPE products stand out in the marketplace by leveraging the latest Microsoft®, Amazon Web Services™ (AWS™), Android™, cloud computing, and advanced integration technologies. We look forward to expanding the already impressive and engaged IPE customer base.”


IPE’s flagship products include IP-Realtime™, an always-on production data collection and management solution that provides immediate feedback to workers, managers and executives on individual, team, and overall plant performance. IP-Batch™ is a simple-to-use solution for daily collection of production information and incentive payroll calculation. Implemented individually or natively integrated, both products enable increased production visibility, control, and tracking that drives better informed and more timely decision-making across the factory floor.


IPE was formed in 2010 to provide manufacturing-focused solutions for the sewn products and other discrete manufacturing industries. The IPE leadership team brings more than 100 years of combined experience with production solutions to support and simplify the deployment, use and maintenance of their systems. This expertise is readily apparent in the flexible, data-rich and affordable solutions that provide IPE clients with the speed, accuracy and visibility they need to succeed in today’s demanding manufacturing environment. IPE is headquartered in Greenville, S.C., and maintains a satellite office in New York.


TexTempo helps sewn products manufacturers connect labor and machines to optimize factory floor processes through technology, consulting and support services. The company combines decades of industry expertise with the latest real-time shop floor control and incentive payroll technologies to provide immediate visibility to key performance indicators. Utilizing real-time data, manufacturers can avoid mistakes and seize opportunities, leading to reduced costs, improved productivity, and quality while shortening delivery times.


Sources: IPE and TexTempo

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