May 15, 2015

SRAM Teams with Critical Manufacturing for Interactive Performance Monitoring

Porto/Portugal, Austin/TX/USA May 15th, 2014 – Chicago-based SRAM, a world leader in the manufacture of professional cycling components, has chosen and implemented Critical Manufacturing MES, to provide a real-time virtual window into its manufacturing operations in Portugal. SRAM gained at-a-glance visualization of operations, including historical data, real-time trending and analytics to enable interactive monitoring of production performance and quality parameters, and a full range of dashboards and reports to provide end-to-end visibility for materials and equipment.

“Our leadership in this industry was built on our ability to innovate with new products and new designs that push boundaries and provide flawless performance in the field. We needed a manufacturing intelligence system that enables us to do the same in our manufacturing processes and operations,” said João Pires, SRAM’s Managing Director. “Critical Manufacturing MES allows us to tackle three areas of utmost importance: real-time information about the status of the production line; monitoring of key performance indicators and reporting of production volumes and efficiency.”

Critical Manufacturing MES provides users with a single, integrated view of enterprise data, improving decision-making around critical business and production processes. It can be implemented plant wide, across a division or globally, and gives users a manufacturing intelligence solution that scales to fit their growth needs. fabLIVE, interactive fab monitoring solution, enables users to easily design and deploy a plant layout, create dashboards, track supply chain, design/build and process details to increase efficiency and utilization, and hone in on potential problem areas.

“Our modular system gives manufacturers reliable access to their operational intelligence quickly, easily, and at the right level of granularity to make informed decisions,” said Francisco Almada-Lobo, CEO, Critical Manufacturing. “As a result, our customers are able to gain visibility and process control even as they drive down cost and build better efficiency across their supply chain.”

Critical Manufacturing’s flagship MES product, and its record for service has recently been recognized by analysts from Frost & Sullivan with its Global Price Performance Value Leadership award for the product’s features, ease of use and low total cost of ownership.


Critical Manufacturing provides manufacturers in highly-complex environments with a modular, scalable manufacturing execution and intelligence system that enables users to flexibly address market demands, increase efficiency and bolster reliability across the supply chain while lowering TCO. The company is part of the Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems.

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