Edgecombe Furniture chooses IPE, TexTempo shopfloor system

Posted May 5, 2021


GREENVILLE, S.C. – IPE and TexTempo, experts in real-time production management, order tracking, time/attendance/payroll and quality control solutions for sewn products and other textile-related product manufacturers, announced that Edgecombe Furniture will implement the IP-Realtime Shop Floor Control (SFC) solution to gain real-time visibility, increase productivity and improve control of all manufacturing processes in its Greenville, N.C., upholstery factory.


According to owner Bob Phillips, “Edgecombe’s first core value is efficiency, and we are committed to utilizing the latest technology to improve quality and production. Over the years, Edgecombe Furniture has continuously adapted our methods, products and services to keep up with the rapidly changing furniture industry. We look forward to equipping our production and management teams with the always up-to-date information and analytics they need to make better-informed and more timely business decisions across our manufacturing operation.” 


IP Realtime provides immediate management information and worker feedback as production activities occur. This real-time visibility greatly enhances a manufacturer’s ability to track individual order status, maintain proper production line balance, deal with potential bottlenecks before they escalate, identify and resolve quality issues, and provide production workers with pacing and performance feedback. The system also streamlines the data collection and administration of the incentive payroll processes, automates gross payroll processing and integrates with popular gross-to-net payroll services.


Standard Android™-compatible tablets deployed across the operation wirelessly connect with the trusted Microsoft® SQL Server® platform to process and report all production events in real-time. A manufacturing-focused user interface features configurable management and production worker dashboards with extensive drill-down and analytics capabilities.


“We are pleased with the opportunity to support Edgecombe in their journey to achieving greater productivity and efficiency in their operations,” said IPE Managing Partner and 35-year manufacturing technology veteran Brad Mikes. “IP-Realtime represents a perfect fit for today’s upholstery manufacturers needs for operational transparency, workflow visibility and always up-to-date information.”


Edgecombe Furniture is an upholstered furniture manufacturing company that produces seating for the hospitality industry. The company began in 1930 and is now in the fifth generation of continuous family operation.


Sources: IPE and TexTempo

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