"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