A software system designed by Throughput | Bluestreak.

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About Bluestreak

Designed specifically for the Service-Based Manufacturing industry, Bluestreak is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Quality Management System (QMS) in one integrated solution, that ties quality management directly to individual operators on the production floor.

Bluestreak" works well in various manufacturing verticals such as additive manufacturing, heat treating, powder coating, surface finishing, plating, laboratory management and NDT, forge, etc. Can also interface with existing ERP/MRP systems.

Modules and Functions:

  • Bluestreak | Additive Manufacturing: Bluestreak supports and enables an industrial additive manufacturing workflow, including the integration of your quality management system directly to equipment operators out on the shop floor. Bluestreak helps you machine, print, inspect, and fabricate better quality parts, faster; with less rework, and happier customers. AM functionality offers consumers and businesses a new way to create, customize and/or repair products, and in the process, is redefining current production technology.
  • Bluestreak | Quote to Invoice: Q2I" provides critical features designed to dramatically enhance information visibility and accessibility. You control the access rights/privileges for each of your users. Through Q2I", you can generate quotes, invoices, work orders, certifications, and shippers at the touch of a button – and can decisively manage your business with reliable key performance indicators (KPI’s).
  • Bluestreak | Production Pathway: " allows you to track and move orders and parts through every stage of processing with ease and simplicity. Monitor all work in progress, from contract review all the way through to shipment, with ‘sign-offs’ that you control for completion of operation steps. Empower your operators by giving them access to critical information such as processing data, part pictures, drawings and purchase orders.
  • Bluestreak | Customer Connector: With Customer Connector, your customers have on-line, real-time, 24/7 access to order status, certification statements, work order history, and more.
  • Bluestreak | iMaintain: a planning, scheduling, preventive maintenance (PM) tool, fully integrated with other Bluestreak" modules, that allows you to instantly visualize resourcing issues, schedule regular PM tasks or one-off Maintenance Orders, and automatically track load counts for specifications that have both time and load variables.
  • Bluestreak | iDeliver: provides the Shipping Department and Delivery Drivers a fast, and precise way to manage delivering completed parts to your customer, using nothing more than a Smart Phone or Tablet.
  • Bluestreak | iMobile:
  • Bluestreak | Scheduler: view all open orders, combine like jobs for processing, specify equipment for each load, prioritize jobs, and make changes as needed – instantly communicating everything downstream to all involved staff. Load lists are automatically generated and/or updated and the operator is immediately notified. No more disconnect or communication issues
  • Bluestreak | Bill of Lading: provides a detailed list of a shipment of parts in the form of a receipt given by the carrier to the person consigning the goods at the predetermined destination. This document must accompany the shipped goods, no matter the form of transportation, and must be signed by an authorized representative from the carrier, shipper and receiver.
  • Bluestreak | Advanced Specifications Library: The Bluestreak system automatically creates and maintains a fully documented audit trail, and centrally manages specification documents, requirements, and associated media. Most importantly, it automatically cross references specifications to everything they impact – processing, equipment, personnel, vendors, and more.
  • Bluestreak | ITAR/EAR: Bluestreak’s ITAR/EAR module was designed to manage the complex requirements of the International Traffic in Arms and Export Administration Regulations. ITAR/EAR regulations are required by the US Department of State to regulate the export and import of U.S. military and defense related equipment and information affecting the manufacturing, sales and distribution of technology.
  • Bluestreak | Blue Charts: a web application designed to integrate Bluestreak with an existing data logging system (Super Systems, Inc. [SSi], Wonderware, Eurotherm, SpecView, etc.). Using Bluestreak | Production Pathway" to track loads, you will have all the data you need to produce a chart; Start Time; End Time, and Equipment. By simply clicking a link in the “WIP History Tree”, a browser window opens with the load chart for the selected load.
  • Bluestreak | Advanced Quality: enables Advanced Control Plans, and provides Sampling Plans, along with two fundamental features within a company’s Quality Control Plan Characteristics – ‘rounding’ and ‘converted units’.
  • Bluestreak | Statistical Process Control: The Statistical Process Control feature in Bluestreak" SPC takes control plan characteristics to the next level. Any control plan characteristic can be configured for SPC. When test results are added, the SPC chart is updated in real-time allowing you to see and be notified at the time of test entry if there are any issues with your process.
  • Bluestreak | Global Communications Hub: Bluestreak’s Global communications Hub, which is fully integrated with the other modules, provides subscribers with relevant, real-time notifications via email, internal Bluestreak messaging, or text messaging.
  • Bluestreak | BlueDocs: a fully integrated Document Management System.

Pricing

Monthly subscription pricing (using your server or one of our cloud servers) starts at $400/mo for the baseline system package, and $25/mo per user for additional concurrent users. If more than 10 users, the user cost will be capped at ten (10) users, and unlimited additional users can be added in the future at no additional charge.

Perpetual licensing (purchasing a Bluestreak package to install and run on your own server) is quoted separately based on what modules the company wants included in the implementation package, which includes software, user training and an optional site visit).

Also included at no additional charge is 1-time data import as part of pre-implementation, and 1-time report branding (i.e. customer-facing documents) with your company address, logo and modifications to the ‘look’ of each document.

Deployment

  • Cloud License – software and database is hosted by us at our offsite data center; including data backups. (we take care of the monthly software release updates).
  • Ground License – software and database is loaded on your server, and you are responsible for backups and monthly software release updates. (We can do the software updates for you, at an additional cost of less than $100/month).
  • Perpetual Licensing – This option is where you purchase the software, and pay a 20% software assurance charge, beginning in year two, prorated monthly. Everything is loaded on your server, and managed by you. We can do the monthly software release updates per above, or we can train someone there, so they can do it.

With Bluestreak", enjoy the ease of a browser-based platform and save the hassle of installing and maintaining software on individual workstations or mobile devices. Bluestreak" runs within an Internet browser and requires no software on the desktop. This means you don’t have to pay for more software when your business grows; add as many desktops, laptops, iPads, smartphones or other mobile devices as you like.

Works on any combination of Windows, Mac or Android devices within an organization. No software needs to be installed on any of these devices. All you need is internet access; or run from your own server via intranet.

Product Overview

User Reviews of Bluestreak

Submitted on February 19th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

Like anything, it’s hard to truly know where you were until you’re ahead of the curve looking back. We didn’t know what we were lacking until now.

I would recommend Bluestreak for the transfer of information. You are able to effectively and efficiently communicate whatever information you have on a track order to customers, peers and co-workers. Bluestreak is huge on providing information at point of use wherever you need it, it’s there — on the road, out of the plant, in the plant. If you have access to a computer then you can pull the information. This is huge as far as quality, customer service being able to maintain a history on the order. It allows us to better serve our customers with our quality.

Now we are able to see where we have a lot of potential and where we can move forward. We are more effective and have more efficient communication because we are not going through file after file trying to read somebody else’s hand writing. Now we have the information we need wherever we have access to Bluestreak. We can access where the order is in its process. This allows us to give a better answer when parts, jobs will be completed, better scheduling, when parts will be ready and what departments they’re in. We can find things faster without relying on our memory. We have the answer; a history on every order that we’ve done and that history helps us to better our quality and data.

Customers can also access their orders through Bluestreak. They can see where their parts are to help them with scheduling and help them with getting more jobs. So by far, what I recommend about Bluestreak is the access to information.

Submitted on February 19th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

Before we had Bluestreak we were on a Chameleon system. It was out dated, not keeping up with the market, unable to be updated, and revisions were not able to be added. Among all the other programs, Bluestreak was voiced about being the best one. The main things that stood out was being a program that can be tailored to your specific modification of what your company does with a certain parameter. When we went live, we saw on time delivery go up and errors in our shop go down. More sistential information was being applied to the work order for the shop allowing them to have more information in their hands. I recommend Bluestreak’s personnel and staff because they give you information you need up front, no cutting corners and they’re willing to put in the hours to work with you as long as you need. The program itself is user friendly, easy to adapt and get accustom to.

Submitted on February 19th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

I like the fact that it’s online, it’s continually updated. I access Bluestreak from my ipad, from shows, from the road, from my cottage—wherever I am I have full control of the shop to see what’s going on on a daily basis, hour to hour. Works like a charm. The updates are seamless, we never have an issue. The interfaces are wonderful, intuitive, and easy to train people on. New users can get up to speed in a week on the basics and fine tune it from there. We like the custom ability of you guys to help us get exactly what we want, the reports that we want. We find the grid reporting is particular helpful.

Submitted on February 19th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

We needed a system that would allow us a lot more flexibility and traceability. The main sell point for us was the shop floor, the fact that the guys don’t have to run around with pens signing off. The system doesn’t allow them to do things, unless the system tells them to do it. I would say the main thing is just to keep us ahead as far as technology goes. We didn’t want the same old, same old that everybody else was doing. You know, the sign off procedures are great, the problem is that if somebody doesn’t sign off on most of the aerospace policies, it was never done. To have a system in place that’s automatically tracking things… without choice, that was a huge thing. The system to some degree, is self-policing where we can minimize our quality team. It almost replaces individuals in the quality system.

Submitted on February 19th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

Before Bluestreak we had to depend on our own production’s memory how to do a job, a special process, as well as to figure out what temperatures to use. There was no real guarantee of consistencies — no way of checking who did what, who wrote the cards and who racked it. We were constantly having to pull things from the files and archives for pricing or notes. We also wanted to keep up with the times. Some of our customers were superseding us in technology so we tried different software but nothing fit all our needs. We came to Bluestreak. The operators don’t have to think about what they need to do because instructions are right in front of them saving time on the floor. The capabilities of Bluestreak are endless. We figured out how to make Bluestreak and our procedures work. Everything is in there. I know exactly what jobs are here, who did what, and at what time. I don’t need to leave my desk now.

Submitted on February 19th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

Prior to using iMaintain, we had a maintenance software that wasn’t connected to all our other systems so only the maintenance department saw it. That allowed the maintenance department and production people to maintain a wall between them. By putting iMaintain to use, everything is visible and transparent and the production people can look and see exactly the status of the project with equipment. It draws the maintenance group in and makes them accountable both for learning how to use the computer and systems and keeps everything current with perspective to PM. It gives us an avenue of communication between departments and it allows us to hold people accountable. From a business perspective, you want to go to one place for as much information as possible. Being able to use Bluestreak and go there for everything to do with equipment and business, is a huge advantage.

Submitted on February 18th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

I wish I would have implemented Bluestreak several years ago when I first looked at it. It would have saved me years of headaches and ongoing problems trying to manage and keep track of the work we do. I’m glad we finally made the decision to implement it. Our bottom line showed higher profits because of less re-work, and we actually got some new customers because of using the Customer Connector piece of Bluestreak

Submitted on February 18th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

We began using the baseline software system from Throughput I Bluestreak in 2011 to streamline our heat treating processes while also adding a quality assurance component to specific steps on our shop floor. We have since implemented additional modules as the business has grown and our needs have evolved. The Bluestreak folks have supported us very well over the years, and have even assisted us in our own sales & marketing campaigns, by making their marketing team available to us at no charge to consult and create some customized Customer Connector sales collateral for us. They treat us like a true partner that has our best interest in mind.

Submitted on February 18th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

The interactive and multifaceted business systems that have been implemented as part of the Bluestreak software are, in my experience, far and away one of the best application for the control and management of a Quality Management System. As auditors, we get to see all sorts of applications for the control of activities, documentation and records. The Bluestreak approach that is being used is definitely a best practice. I found that the system supported the integration and implementation of the controls necessary for a solid QMS in ways that are easy to understand and appeared to be easy to use. I have no doubt that this system will be a real plus for the team going forward

Submitted on February 18th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

We were using antiquated software to help run our growing business and we knew there had to be a change. We needed something that would handle today’s business culture and demands, as well as tomorrow’s expectations. After a due diligence search of potential MES software candidates, we chose Bluestreak. Bluestreak will grow with us and keep evolving with the business as we evolve. Bluestreak is perfect for us. The way we think is the way the software is built.

Submitted on February 18th, 2018 by an anonymous Bluestreak user.

iMaintain-the perfect choice for us. Everything used to be on paper. We’d fill out PM forms on the floor and at the end of the week the 100+ PM’s had to be entered one at a time in the computer. Now we work with iPads right next to the machine where we enter information directly. We start the process, Bluestreak tells you what to do and then we close the PM. Information is stored and saved in real-time. We now can take pictures and place ‘em into Bluestreak’s media section and save it. No paper trails. If somebody needs to see it, we go into our media file, and there it is.

Submitted on February 7th, 2018 by Lee from Nomad Shelter Inc.

Still evaluating but so far it’s a good solution

The Good…

It was really fast and a really quick service, their team has been easy to work with

The Bad…

Not sure if I can afford the service and would need to get my sales up.