Adria Iles

Vice President
Lantek Systems Inc.
Mason Technical Center
5155 Financial Way
Mason, OH 45040

Phone: 903-258-9422
Contact via email
When nesting, does it pay to be the early bird? -

CAD/CAM Software | Articles | The FABRICATOR

When nesting, does it pay to be the early bird?

September 5, 2013 | By Adria Iles

Country music legend Willie Nelson is credited with saying, “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." It’s unlikely that Willie was reflecting on manufacturing. Regardless, his quote still summarizes perfectly one of the greatest challenges sheet metal fabricators face: When nesting, is it better to be early, or just in time?

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Shop Management | Articles | The FABRICATOR

8 hidden costs of material utilization

December 20, 2011 | By Adria Iles

Be sure to properly identify the hidden costs of material utilization to ensure that the gains outweigh the expense.

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Job shop worker

Shop Management | Articles

A method to job shop software madness

April 19, 2011 | By Adria Iles

Choosing job shop software can be a daunting task. How can you be sure to choose a system that accomplishes the tasks you want and provides the best return on investment?

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Alphabet Soup

Shop Management | Articles

How to get from ABC to ERP

March 23, 2010 | By Adria Iles

Ever wonder what all those business software acronyms mean and which, if any, package can help you cost-effectively run your shop more efficiently? Newer systems integrate with the basic accounting, spreadsheet, and human resource packages used by smaller companies.

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