Edgecombe Furniture Selects IP-Realtime Production Management Solution

Updated: May 19, 2021

Press Release

This press release was issued by IPE, TexTempo, and Edgecombe Furniture May 4, 2021.

The 91-year-old manufacturer of hospitality, senior living, and other upholstered furniture products will implement the IP-Realtime factory floor management solution in its North Carolina production facility. The new system promises to drive measurable business improvements by leveraging wireless workstation tablets and advanced production management tools to wirelessly track, manage, analyze, and display all production activities and key performance indicators in real-time.

Greenville, SC (USA) – MAY 4, 2021 -- 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, announce 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, NC 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,” explained 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.”

About Edgecombe Furniture

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 5th generation of continuous family operation. Edgecombe’s mission is to please God and spread His Word by manufacturing upholstered seating with the EDGE (Efficiency, Diligence, Grit, Excellence) in quality, service, and value. For more information, visit the website.

About IPE

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, South Carolina, and maintains a satellite office in New York. For more information, visit the website.

About TexTempo

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. TexTempo – The Factory Floor Fanatics®. For more information, visit the website.

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