CIO Review Names 42Q Cloud Software Solution Provider of the Year for 2018

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — June 26, 201842Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, today announced that CIO Review has named it the Cloud Software Solution Provider of the Year for 2018. 42Q was recognized with this honor for its cloud-based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) platform that enables companies to manage factory operations with greater agility, speed and cost efficiency.

42Q’s cloud-based MES is an easy-to-deploy solution that simplifies digital factory transformation. Once implemented, companies can simply log in, configure and use MES for real-time visibility into factory floor data, end-user analytics and reporting. 42Q can be accessed anywhere in the world for an instant view into the status of global manufacturing operations.

“Manufacturers are constantly under pressure to optimize their operations, and deal with an extraordinary amount of data complexity every day,” said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO at 42Q. “42Q’s MES streamlines data collection, analysis and transparency for executives anywhere in the world, providing them with real-time factory intelligence that enables better business outcomes based on more complete information.”

“Using 42Q, we’ve connected more than 25,000 devices in the cloud, leveraging real-time data to improve performance across our factories,” said Manesh Patel, CIO at Sanmina. “The platform also helps us achieve regulatory compliance with a forced quality framework that can eliminate some of the most common production errors, including real-time operator training records verification and full component traceability.”

Sanmina Corporation uses 42Q for real-time manufacturing visibility, process and quality control across its operations and as a backbone for “instant IOT” and manufacturing automation initiatives. The organization currently has 42Q deployed in more than 60 factories in 15 countries worldwide, including production with highly-complex surface mount equipment (SMT) and “lights out” fully-automated production lines.

42Q delivers a comprehensive and proven cloud-based MES solution that operates between an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and the manufacturing equipment in a factory, enabling simpler and more cost-effective implementation of a smart factory and Industry 4.0 initiatives. With robust and proven functionality, 42Q helps manufacturers more easily cross traditional boundaries of automation, engineering, operations and IT.

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About 42Q
42Q is a leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions, implemented in over 60 manufacturing facilities globally. Our mission is to deliver scalable, flexible and easy to implement manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our management team has extensive experience with the architecture, development and implementation of advanced MES and manufacturing automation systems deployed across a broad range of vertical markets. 42Q is a business unit of Sanmina Corporation. For more information on 42Q, please visit and follow the company on LinkedIn.