A realistic look at digital transformation in the manufacturing workforce

A net loss of about 578,000 jobs occurred when the pandemic first hit in 2020. This figure is significant such that it represents about six years of job gains. Meanwhile, approximately 500,000 jobs have remained open in the manufacturing industry. According to a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, there has also been […]


Oakville, Canada, November 18th, 2022: Shoplogix, a division of FOG Software Group (FOG) and Vela Software, has acquired PROXIA Software AG (PROXIA), a German Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software company, further expanding its portfolio of smart manufacturing software solutions.     PROXIA will strategically complement the suite of Smart Factory solutions offered by Shoplogix, bringing a […]

Winning the war for talent with a smart factory approach

The “war for talent”t is raging. Manufacturers are facing a massive labor shortage as they struggle to recruit and retain skilled workers following the pandemic. Despite increasing demand for products, many manufacturers have been forced to reduce production. However, not all companies are shrinking in the face of this challenge. These manufacturers are thriving thanks […]

How smart factory technologies drive results and best practices on the shop floor

In one of our previous posts, we guided you on how to turn a vision into actionable goals through digital transformation. Some of the steps toward this transformation focused on defining why digitization matters to your operations in the first place, figuring out your business’ current level of digital maturity and mapping out digital transformation […]

Shoplogix Champions Collaboration, Speed and Efficiency Within the Manufacturing Industry

In a world of supply chain issues and labor shortages, Shoplogix products are proven solutions. They innovate smart solutions that enable manufacturers to optimize their machines and shop floors. This is accomplished through artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data analytics. Fostering collaborative cross-functionality and tangible results Shoplogix is a proud Canadian company from […]

How Does One Lead a Successful Kaizen Event?

WATCH THE INTERVIEW Continuous Improvement culture is slowly prevailing across the North American manufacturing sector and many companies are at the brink of launching their first Kaizen event – an action (e.g. a workshop, project, or session) that’s output is intended to result in incremental or rapid improvement of an existing process or area. Martin […]

Building a Smart Manufacturing Platform: Q&A Session with Magnus Sandberg

Entrepreneurial operator and investor Magnus Sandberg serves as Shoplogix and Group CEO of the Smart Manufacturing Software portfolio of companies under Constellation Software, Canada’s leading diversified software company. In an interview with The Vertical Software Podcast, Magnus shines light on his journey through navigating the manufacturing world, his vision for the Smart Manufacturing portfolio, and his future […]

FACTON Acquired by Shoplogix & FOG Software Group

FOG Software Group further expands its growing portfolio of software solutions for smart manufacturing, led by Shoplogix, through its acquisition of FACTON. Potsdam, Germany – January 12th, 2021 ‒ FOG Software Group (“FOG”), an operating group of Vela Software and Constellation Software Inc. [TSX:CSU], is pleased to announce it has acquired FACTON. FACTON is a global […]

Smart Manufacturing: 5 Technology Predictions for 2021

Manufacturers worldwide are heaving a collective sigh of relief at the thought of putting 2020 far behind them. Economic challenges caused by the pandemic and its impact on operations have pushed the industry to rethink processes and accelerate digital transformation. Now that a brighter 2021 is on the horizon, industry leaders are shifting gears once […]