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Concept 2 Market, Inc. Announces Implementation of Aegis Manufacturing Operations Software

May 19, 2011

The recently completed implementation of Aegis Manufacturing Operations Software allows Concept 2 Market, Inc. (C2M) to improve efficiencies and quality by streamlining and controlling process planning and launch, process tracking and control, and quality and test management.

“Factory information visibility and process-wide control is core to competitiveness. We utilize technology to connect data to all of our factory processes”, said Todd Kirkeeng, President of C2M.
Aegis acts as the bridge from Engineering to Manufacturing by readying products for launch. Aegis provides support for virtually every CAD type and simplifies programming of the machines that use the CAD data. Ensuring the documentation is revision controlled, is at the operator’s workstation, and provides the detail required to build quality product is now an automated process. And, it is achieved with the environment in mind through a paperless system, which is a step towards one of C2M’s corporate objectives.

Determining where all the work orders are located throughout the factory is now a matter of accessing real-time information. Customer service often depends on having the information they need when they need it. Aegis allows C2M to track WIP progress and provide predictive job completion times, which is important to C2M’s customers.

Quality has to be a “given” in any manufacturing process. The Aegis software provides C2M with the required information to build the product correctly and to verify the quality while the work is still in process so any corrections can be made.

The Aegis software collects data and puts it into reports, visualizations, and real-time dashboards that are used by C2M to constantly improve quality and efficiency. Traceability of every product is also achieved and allows failures and rejections to be tracked down and eliminated before they become an issue for the customer.

C2M’s CEO and owner, Maria Kirkeeng, summed it up the best when she said, “We want to be the best of the best, which is why we’ve made this investment in technology. We’re taking the necessary steps to constantly improve our processes and efficiency so we can provide our customers with a superior product.”


A privately held, woman-owned, company, Concept 2 Market, Inc. was established in 1994 providing quick-turn, state-of-the-art, technically challenging contract electronic assembly for a growing market. With investment in the latest equipment and continual training for their workforce they are able to provide a local source for leading-edge assembly requirements. C2M serves the aerospace, computer peripheral, military, medical, security and consumer markets for a variety of customers. C2M is ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2003 (medical) Certified as well as MIL-I-45208 Compliant and a Certified RoHS manufacturer.

Aegis systems provide hi-tech manufacturers improved speed, control, and visibility of all aspects of factory operations. Aegis software is deployed in over 1,150 sites worldwide, and is the preferred software partner to more than 33 of the leading manufacturing equipment suppliers.  Aegis solutions offer unique benefits to manufacturers in electronics assembly, medical equipment/device, defense/aerospace, and automotive markets.  As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and winner of 10 consecutive service excellence awards, Aegis consistently leads in customer satisfaction and value by providing deployment, integration, and support of its systems entirely through direct worldwide offices and staff.

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