Manufacturing Sustainability: Green Manufacturing News

Free Software for Ohio Environmental Sustainability

posted by William R. Stott
Published: January 26, 2009

Factivity Inc., a pioneer in paperless factory floor technology solutions since 1985, is offering its software for free to Ohio manufacturers who want to be lean and green.

"Companies are struggling to figure out where to invest resources in 2009," says John Leibert, President of Factivity. "First fuel costs, now the struggling economy has brought sustainability to the forefront of every manufacturer’s agenda. Sustainability will continue to drive business strategy, corporate value and new products in 2009, and we are looking to support that growth locally."

Starting this month and throughout 2009, Factivity will provide its software without licensing fees to any Ohio-based manufacturing company that supplies parts and products to the renewable energy industry or that manufactures energy-efficient sustainable products. Licensing fees normally can range from $25,000 to $175,000, according to Factivity's press release.

"The concepts of sustainable manufacturing are founded on the principles of lean manufacturing," says Leibert.  "It focuses on improving production performance, improving cost control and enhancing customer service." 

Factivity’s "paperless" production control system provides visual control, rate-based measurements, problem identification and process improvement and often eliminates factory-floor documentation used for production control, quality tracking and ISO-9000 controlled documentation distribution.

For more information, contact Factivity by mail at 23400 Mercantile, Suite 1A, Cleveland, OH 44122, by e-mail at or online at