Mazak’s Value Inspired Partner (VIP) technology program brings total manufacturing solutions to customers.
Mazak Corp. recently named SIM Technologies Corp., an engineering services firm specializing in software development for the manufacturing and distribution industries, to its exclusive Value Inspired Partner (VIP) technology program that brings total manufacturing solutions to Mazak customers.
Through this partnership, SIM Technologies and Mazak will collaborate on solutions that solve production, scheduling, logistics and inventory challenges. The two companies will also work together to create training programs and seminars on understanding and solving production bottlenecks for presentation at Mazak technology and education events across the country, including the DISCOVER 2013 event that will take place Oct. 8 – 16, 2013, at Mazak Corp. headquarters in Florence, Ky.
“We are excited to have SIM Technologies as our newest VIP partner. Having relied on them to optimize our own manufacturing initiatives, we know firsthand the company is a proactive collaborator that embodies what it means to be a VIP, says Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corp. “Like Mazak, SIM Technologies is committed to making its customers more productive and profitable by solving their production challenges.”
SIM Technologies offers software-based planning systems that focus on global supply chains, capacity scheduling, flexible manufacturing simulation, lean manufacturing and congestion modeling. Projects range from optimizing throughput of an existing production line to the complete global supply chain process for a company. Mazak relies on SIM Technologies’ to continuously improve the workflow of its Kentucky manufacturing plant via Flexible Manufacturing Simulation System software upgrades.
“It is an honor to receive Mazak VIP certification because it further validates our commitment to the manufacturing industry,” states Paul Eckard, president of SIM Technologies Corp. “We are excited to be able to take our working relationship with Mazak to the next level and serve as a key factor in helping their customers reduce capital and operating costs through our specialized solutions.”
Launched in 2010, the Mazak VIP program brings together reputable producers of complementary technologies for Mazak machines. In order to become a Mazak VIP, members must exceed customer expectations in terms of products, services and support as well as maintain a culture of ethical business practices.
For more information on the Mazak VIP program and SIM Technologies, please visit MazakUSA.com/VIP and www.simtechcorp.com.