Solution for ramping up website commerce to address the challenges of social distancing Lamar, MO. (March 18, 2020) – RSA Solutions is now representing Allmoxy, a fully customizable, cloud-based, e-commerce and e-manufacturing solution for manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and cabinet shops. Allmoxy subscribers can sell and manage their entire business online, using Allmoxy’s cloud-based 3D Web […]

Production Coach Case Study: Homestead Cabinet & Furniture Custom, High-end Cabinet Manufacturer discovers how to reduce material and labor costs using existing design/engineering software and equipment. Homestead Cabinet & Furniture is a high-end custom cabinet shop located in Hyrum, Utah. Almost everything Homestead sells goes to prestigious interior designers. Homestead jobs are custom and almost […]

Production Coach Case Study: Franklin Building Supply Keeping Track of Parts when some of them are outsourced and need 3rd party processing Franklin Building Supply was founded in 1976 in Boise, ID and has 17 locations throughout Idaho and Nevada. Franklin is a vertically oriented company, supplying building materials as well as owning and operating […]

Nielsen to manage AZ, NV, UT and So. CA Lamar, MO. (January 8, 2020) – RSA Solutions has just hired Nick Nielsen as regional sales manager for AZ, NV, UT and Southern California. Nielsen comes to RSA from Response Marketing LLC, a professional training and coaching firm based in Provo, UT. While there, Nielsen’s team […]

Also, it my be the last thing you would want to think about, especially this year. But now is the time to take advantage of year-end tax strategies. Purchasing new software/equipment for your business, or adding new licenses, could be a smart, year-end tax move. Taking the advantage now, could benefit your company in the […]

Greg Lutz former AWI President and owner of Lutz Woodworks in Wylie TX, talks about his before and after move to Production Coach. Factory Tour at Lutz Woodworks Read more about Greg’s move to Production Coach and how it has streamlined his workflow. VIEW ARTICLE

Production Coach Streamlines Lutz Woodworks’ Workflow Implementing software with a Smart labeling system helps architectural woodworker sort out parts jumble. Lutz Woodworks of Wylie, TX, is reaping multiple rewards from its investment in Production Coach, an IWF 2018 Challengers Award-winning production management software from RSA Solutions. Within the first couple of weeks of implementing Production […]

RSA Solutions Partners with Cre8tive Technology & Design for a Woodworking ERP Solution Lamar, MO. (Apr. 2, 2019) – RSA Solutions is now offering

RSA Hosts Educational Webinar March 21st at 2PM EDT Lamar, MO. (Mar. 18, 2019) – RSA Solutions is hosting an educational webinar on March 21st on manufacturing execution systems (MES) featuring a panel discussion by six leading woodworking manufacturers. Participants will learn why these industry leaders invested in MES and how doing so has helped […]

How Better Software Helped Custom Woodworker Reduce Turn-Around Times OGB Architectural Millwork Inc. (OGB) is a progressive, full-service custom manufacturer based in Albuquerque, NM. Backed by 80 employees and an impressive array of automated woodworking equipment, OGB is big enough to successfully complete multi-million-dollar projects while also being sufficiently nimble to take on smaller, fast-track […]

We had a great time at IWF in Atlanta this year; we met with many companies looking enhance their business processes. Our theme for this year was “Office to Production” all systems working as one system which becomes a single source of truth We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Today’s woodworking market not only expects tailored designs, but top quality and rapid production speeds. To remain competitive, woodworking manufacturers must meet these demands. In order to accomplish this, manufacturers must leverage modern software solutions that provide integrated and continuous support, beginning with the planning and design process all the way through the end of […]

What is the value of your data? Having been in manufacturing for most of my career, it seems as though the recurring topics of interest tend to fall into the same categories: Machines, Materials, and Labor. Even today, while there are now top level positions for information systems, little attention is paid to the value […]

This morning I read a re-post of an interview done a couple of years ago by Karl Forth (CabinetmakerFDM) with Jim Sherbert, CEO of Bush Industries, one of the few remaining RTA manufacturers in the US. The core topic of the interview was, “How did Bush survive the recession?” Early in the interview, Mr. Sherbert […]

Thomas Chippendale published The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director, becoming a well-known celebrity in the furniture and interior design world, by cataloguing an amazing range of styles which were considered the pinnacle of his art. However, in addition to Chippendale’s artistic skill, he was clearly a marketing genius. He pushed the state-of-the-art, using what we […]

Adding Employees or Technology Most of us have seen shops that are very labor intensive and others, doing similar volume with far fewer employees, as a result of technology investments. Compare for example, the casework manufacturer with CNC, where high volumes of precision parts are made with only a few workers, as opposed to another […]

Keeping up vs Catching Up One of the worst common adages we have all heard is, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s hard to say where this would apply. Does it mean, don’t change the oil in your car until the engine seizes up? Don’t replace the bearings on a machine, even though […]

This past week I noticed a post in one of the groups I follow on LinkedIn, which is about tracking jobs on the shop floor. This is a highly controversial topic, with pros and cons regarding a number of aspects of the issue. Of course every manufacturer wants to monitor the status of production, manage […]

AWI 61st Annual Convention The 61st Annual AWI Convention “kicked off” yesterday with an action packed schedule. However, the most successful event of the day was the “Behind the Scenes Manufacturing Plant Tours”. The tour included two stops with two completely packed charter buses, filled with woodworking professionals eager to learn the secrets to the […]

So it’s Monday and AWFS 2013 is now a memory … the question being, “How was it Ross?” Personally, I would give it a 90%, which qualifies as an “A” in any university. All those who attended that I had an opportunity to speak with felt the trade show floor was well worth the price […]

I think that it is fair to say that we enjoy doing what comes easy for us, but avoid the things in life that are difficult, out of our comfort zone, or resembles past failures. However, the things that are difficult are usually worth while. The stretching of our comfort zone brings new opportunity and […]

Shop Talk with Shawn Maberry CEO of Roger Shaw & Associates I Didn’t Realize We Did All of That… How many times do you enter the same information into different systems? Likely, you don’t even know off the top of your head, but that doesn’t make knowing less important. The best way to determine how […]