FISHERS, Indiana (January 24, 2024) — Flexware Innovation, makers of Acumence, a production business intelligence software, announced a full slate of activities during National Engineers Week. The annual Engineers Week, founded in 1951, takes place February 18-24, 2024, and is celebrated by academic and engineering organizations around the globe. Learn more about National Engineers Week: discovere.org/engage/engineers-week.
Flexware Innovation, a Fishers-based manufacturing technology integrator, employs software, electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers. “Our celebration of Engineers Week was inspired by Will Nichols, one of our longtime engineers,” said Dwayne Butcher, Director of Marketing. Butcher explained that Nichols shared much of the week’s history and his own experience with Engineers Week.
Activities will engage Flexware employees, customers, and partners. Additional activities will inspire the next generation of engineers and encourage underrepresented groups to pursue engineering as a profession.
Planned activities include:
Live Streaming Event with Industry Leaders
Flexware will host a live streaming event titled “Engineering the Future: Exciting Paradigms Driving Manufacturing Innovation.” The session features four industry thought leaders: Jeff Winter of Hitachi Solutions America, Walker Reynolds of Intellic Integration, Gilad Langer of Tulip Interfaces, and Isaac Bennet of Flexware Innovation. The live stream is hosted by Flexware Innovation and takes place on February 21, 2024, at 1:00 PM EDT: bit.ly/engineeringfuturelive.
Beers with Engineers
Beers with Engineers will take place at the Fishers, IN Top Golf facility. The event is open to any engineer around Central Indiana. Flexware provides golf, food, and drinks for all participants. The event takes place February 21 from 4:00-7:00 PM EDT: www.flexwareinnovation.com/beerswithengineers/.
Employee Recognition and Engagement
Two new internal company activities are “Tech Talks” and an “Engineering Challenge.” Tech Talk sessions will invite Flexware employees to present during a company meeting either personal or professional projects that they are interested in and excited about. These internal presentations take place on Monday and Tuesday of Engineers Week. Thursday will feature an Engineering Challenge that tasks employees with solving a defined problem using only the tools and methods allowed.
Butcher explained that in addition to these activities a whole week of social media postings would recognize employees and include a the company’s “Hug an Engineer” video, which debuted in 2016.
Flexware engineer, Alex Ryker, will speak on engineering as a career to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) class at Carmel High School, based in Carmel, Indiana.
Women and Minorities in Engineering
In honor of National Engineers Week’s “Girl Day,” several of Flexware’s women engineers will record videos to be shared on social media and will include insights into their roles as a female engineers.
Finally, the Flexware Foundation will, for the second year, donate funds to the non-profit “Black Girls Do Engineer.” The organization’s website states, “Our organization was created with the concern that Black-American girls and young women are not choosing STEM-related careers, and our passion is to change the narrative and fix this issue.” www.blackgirlsdoengineer.org
About Flexware Innovation
Flexware Innovation is a next-generation systems integrator and engineering firm for forward-thinking manufacturers. The company works with manufacturers, utilities, and other industrial organizations that must integrate their business and production systems to maximize resources. Founded in 1996, Flexware works side-by-side with customers to solve real business problems by providing best-in-class software development, automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration (MES, HMI/SCADA, & ERP), business intelligence solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, enterprise-level business systems, and specialized product development.
Acumence by Flexware Innovation empowers you to achieve operational excellence by detecting, analyzing, and eliminating production losses. Providing actionable information through real-time views and historical metrics, Acumence makes it possible for you to identify and avoid losses in performance while maintaining production activities through customizable dashboard experiences that can be tailored to your preferences. This enterprise-grade business intelligence platform is built to cater to the needs of markets such as aluminum can manufacturing and livestock production. A major benefit with Acumence is that it can be implemented quickly across multiple sites with minimal support requirements.