Managing a mattress factory can require multiple forms of management equipment and software. A workstation needs a management system to control that specific machine’s hardware by a controller. That machine may need to keep track of production while controlling individual functions.

Software and hardware is required to manage the production environment by keeping track of the inventory throughout the production process. Real-time shop floor control keeps track of piecework or hourly payroll, tracks production & quality control, manages machine parts tracking and shipping & receiving. All of these things can work together to help reduce labor, generate faster throughput, create a better employee morale and improve quality.