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Next Meeting - Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - History of Shop Floor Control


The New England Mid-Range Users Group is organized as a resource for users of IBM System i, i Series and AS/400 systems. If you were looking for the New England M User's Group (MUMPS) goto


Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

 Sign in 5:15p.m.; Speaker 6:00-7:15p.m., Dinner to Follow

Place: Red Stone Grill, 120 Chestnut Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760 
Topic: History of Shop Floor Control
Speaker: Anthony Etzel, Crossroads RMC

Spring Salmon– Grain mustard glazed Atlantic salmon filet served with herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Beef Tenderloin Tips– Bourbon marinated beef tenderloin tips grilled to order and served with rice and seasonal vegetable.

Old School Alfredo– Grilled chicken breast sautéed with broccoli in a creamy garlic parm sauce tossed with fresh pappardelle pasta

Vegan or Vegetarian – available on request


Cost:  NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10.  Make check payable to NEMUG  Mail to NEMUG, c/o Eileen Newell, 455 Smith Street, N. Attleboro, MA 02760 or register on the NEMUG web site, and pay at the door

R.S.V.P. to Rasa Pizzi.  Register on the web,
We must receive your reply no later than Friday, May 11, 2018
 ** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, May 15, 2018. **

History of Shop Floor Control

Information is the life blood of your company. If the data is old and inaccurate then your company cannot perform well. Covered will be a general review of how an MES solution works and how it plays a major role in monitoring shop floor activity. You will learn how MES (Manufacturing Execution Solutions) can manage the flow of information to and from the shop floor.

Companies have been using MES for years. See how much you remember on how MES technology was used back in the day starting in the 70’s and the evolution to current day. You will gain an understanding of the information flow to and from the factory floor using the latest in MES technologies including PLC’s and Dashboards from the beginning to current times. Included are the IBM hardware products that were used in these processes.

NEMUG Officers

President Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company (401) 315-6351
Vice President Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373
Secretary Rasa Pizzi, Franklin Sports, Inc. (781) 573-2443, (508) 944-1545
Treasurer Eileen Newell, FGX International (401) 719-2337
Webmaster Jerry Perreault (401) 949-2613
NE Conference Liaison Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373

Message from the Board

It was great visit from Bill Hines from First Options Inc. who taught us the steps to setting up Web Services on IBM i. The March meeting was a great learning opportunity and was well attended. Thank you, Bill, for your visit to NEMUG.

During the March meeting we picked two winners for the NEUGC conference - Eilleen Newell from FGX and Deb Delfino from NATCO. I hope you had a great time at the Conference and congratulations!

For May we have Anthony Etzel, a solutions executive with Crossroads RMC in Lisle, IL. His career has been built on 35+ years of applying technology to the factory floor and creating real-time data collection solutions. He is recognized expert in the manufacturing process and operational improvements. He has also been a speaker at COMMON. Please join us in May to welcome Anthony and hear what he has to say!!

Dawn Dawson, NEMUG President

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Welcome to the following New and Renewing Member Companies

(as of 10/18/2017)


Aurora Technologies
Cape Cod Bay Systems
FGX International
Franklin Sports, Inc.
JH Lynch & Sons, Inc.
Mestek, Inc.
The Moore Company
NATCO Products Corp.

Thank you for your support of NEMUG!
If your company has not registered yet, go to the website to download the annual invoice for membership (on left side of the home page). Bring a check (payable to NEMUG) and the form with you to get the member prices at the meeting.

(Schedule is subject to change)


September 27, 2017

Beyond Rational Data - NOSQL Data - Jim Mason

October 18, 2017

Open Source Tools - Christopher Burns

November 15, 2017

IBM i SQL Stored Procedures and Application Modernization - John Valance

December, 2017

No meeting - Enjoy your holidays

January 17, 2018

Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane - Charlie Guarino

February 21, 2018

What you need to know when upgrading IBMi to 7.3 - Pete Massiello

March 21, 2018

Web Services - Bill Hines, First Options

April 23 - 25, 2018

NE User Groups Conference, Framingham MA

May 16, 2018

History of Shop Floor Control, Anthony Etzel, Crossroads RMC

June 20, 2018

TBD - Donna Westmoreland (Midrange Dynamics)



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