Data Warehouse


Global Edge Integrated Manufacturing starts with an "Engineering & Manufacturing Data Warehouse" that provides a digital framework to integrate your various hardware and software technologies.

Data Warehouse Workflow Description


The philosophy behind the Data Warehouse which we refer to as the “Engineering & Manufacturing Data Warehouse” is to provide a centralized, single version of truth database that multiple software and hardware technologies throughout the manufacturing enterprise can connect to. This includes the capability to have a two-way data exchange between ERP and the Data Warehouse. As information is generated in ERP the Global Edge Integrated Manufacturing software can be setup to automatically translate ERP information to the Data Warehouse that can then be shared with other software technologies that includes 3D CAD, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing), MES (Manufacturing Execution System), and Scheduling software. Conversely, information generated in these systems can be translated back to your ERP system without the need of having to manage silos of information unconnected with ERP, including spreadsheets. The types of information that can be stored in the Data Warehouse and can be exchanged with ERP includes the following:


Software Components / Information Generated & Exchanged


ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

  • Customer / Vendor Records
  • Part / Assembly Numbers
  • Bill of Materials (Engineering & Manufacturing)
  • Routings / Cost Rollups
  • Sales / Job Orders (includes Hot Parts / Rush Orders)
  • Production Schedule / Results
  • Material / Process / Labor Costs
  • Inventory Transactions

MES (Manufacturing Execution System)

  • Job Orders
  • Bend Programs / Laser Nestings
  • Production Schedule / Results

CAD (Computer Aided Design)

  • Part / Assembly Files
  • Drawing / DXF Flat Files
  • CAD / Engineering Bill of Materials (Excel Files)
  • Revisions

CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)

  • NC Programs
  • Bend Programs
  • Laser Nestings
  • Production Schedules

PDM (Product Data Management)

  • CAD Part / Assembly Files
  • MS Word / Excel Documents
  • PDF Files
  • Image / Video Files

Excel Spreadsheets

  • Quoting Spreadsheets
  • Bill of Materials / Routing Spreadsheets
  • Orders / Jobs Spreadsheets
  • Purchasing / Inventory Spreadsheets

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

  • Customer Records
  • Sales Quotes

Key Benefits


  • Reduces Information Silos
  • Eliminates Duplication of Information & Effort
  • Helps Maintain Accurate & Timely Information throughout Enterprise
  • Reduces / Eliminates Retyping of Information
  • Reduces Spreadsheet Dependency
  • Provides Smart Factory Integration & Connectivity