Calframax Technologies Case Study

E2 manufacturing software provides the scheduling flexibility that enables plastics molding job shop to focus on quality

About Calframax Technologies

Calframax Technologies specializes in making molds for both thin-wall and industrial plastic containers for the food and packaging industry. Adopting an aggressive strategy of providing on-time delivery of reasonably priced, top quality molds, Calframax has grown continuously since opening its doors in 1995.  Calframax’s mold making capabilities are enhanced by complete in-house design capabilities utilizing several different data sources.


I particularly like the time and attendance features … we review them on a daily basis to see what we’re working on, and can make good decisions based on the information.

- Ray Little - Owner , Calframax Technologies


Why did Calframax Choose E2?

Calframax operates over 20 different machines in its Ontario plant.  According to owner Ray Little, the company’s previous software did not have the scheduling capability to coordinate the operation of all of those machines, nor could it allow Calframax to do any advance scheduling or long-term planning.  After looking at “everything on the market,” Ray Little selected E2 job shop software for its stronger database and reasonable price.  He particularly likes the ability to schedule his machines in advance, and the “what-if” scheduling.  He can plan for jobs still in the quotation phase, so he’s always ready when the order comes in.

The Results… So Far

After working with E2 Tech support through the implementation phase, Ray Little reports that Calframax’s shop operations run much more smoothly, and scheduling has become much more efficient. Accurate time and attendance information is readily available – he reviews it daily and has a good handle on how efficiently the shop is running. Advance planning capabilities allow Calframax to concentrate on quality, rather than last-minute scheduling changes. Plans for Calframax include implementing E2’s accounting package, for a seamless and comprehensive software package.

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