We are very excited to announce that they have been approved to begin production at our newest Southwest location. As you may recall, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 30, 2018, to celebrate the opening of our new 39,410-square-foot factory in Tempe, AZ.
LAI is providing an update as to where we are in our journey of leveraging Manufacturing 4.0 within our business. We are making progress in creating value in our early efforts of implementation by initially focusing on improving our product quality.
One of the key parts of Manufacturing 4.0 (MFG 4.0) is moving the data collection to a centralized database, and away from individual spreadsheets and paper logs. At LAI International, we have integrated data from our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Factory of the Future (FOF) system, multiple measurement systems, and our statistical analysis tools. This allows us to provide near real time analysis and feedback to the manufa