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InternetWeek: Linux-Based App Connects Back-Office, Factory Floor

Oct 24, 2002, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Karpinski)

"Vendor nMetric has detailed a new Linux-based application for manufacturers to manage their real-time scheduling of their supply chain and manufacturing shop floor.

"While infrastructure systems--things like servers and development tools--based on the Linux operating system are flourishing, packaged enterprise apps are less common.

"NMetric said its 4C application can let mid-sized manufacturers take advantage of the economics of the open-source Linux OS while also automating formerly manual processes, in many cases for the first time..."

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