|News - September 14, 2011
IQMS Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America's Fastest Growing Companies
IQMS has been ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. Listed at No. 4,723, IQMS experienced a three-year organic sales growth of 11% to place on the Inc. list for the first time. “Despite the tenuous economy, the past three years have been exciting for IQMS,” said Randy Flamm, president of IQMS. “We could not have achieved placement on the Inc. list without the support of our loyal customers whose constructive feedback every step of the way has allowed us to create a superior manufacturing ERP system.”
Mar-Bal Saves Over $270,000 and Gains 5000 Machine Hours with IQMS
Mar-Bal has engineered and
manufactured quality, customized
materials and parts for the appliance,
electrical, transportation and
industrial marketplaces from its
four facilities in North America. As Mar-Bal expanded and increased manufacturing activity, their existing ERP system could no longer keep up with the agility of their operations.
After an extensive search for an ERP solution that could provide extensive functionality and support multiple manufacturing types, Mar-Bal selected IQMS.
Following implementation, Mar-Bal saw immediate results that totaled annual savings of $270,000 across its four plants as well as nearly 5,000 potential
machine hours that were no longer lost to downtime for monthly physical inventory checks. Read more about Mar-Bal's quest and the improvements seen throughout their organization.
IQMS Customer in NPR Spotlight as the Future of American Manufacturing
The success of IQMS customer Thogus Products in Avon Lake, Ohio was recently featured in an NPR broadcast on the future of American manufacturing. Taking over the company in late 2008, Matt Hlavin turned the focus to employee skills, technology and services as a way to succeed in a crumbling economy. In just two short years of its transformation, Thogus revenues have more than doubled
“It’s a Burger King economy,” says Hlavin. “It’s have it your way, right away, mass customization, not mass production. India and China are built for mass production.” A new engineering team was developed to focus on customized product consultation, design and development. Pads and computers keep an eye on each product line and robots do most of the labor. Hear more about the next generation of American manufacturing.
Upcoming UK Events
Manufacturers in the UK and Europe will have a chance to meet with IQMS at two upcoming events.
- Interplas, September 27-29, NEC, Birmingham - From machines to materials to software and contract manufacturing services, Interplas covers the complete spectrum of the plastic industry and enables the visitor to find everything they need to improve their business and stay ahead of their competitors. Be sure to see IQMS at stand B13.
- The British Plastics Federation Annual Dinner, October 12th - IQMS is proud to be a bronze sponsor of the 2011 BPF Annual Dinner. This historic event remains the largest networking event on the UK plastics industry calendar. The event brings the entire industry together and provides a clear signal to invited customers of the strength and unity that exists in the UK plastics sector under the Federation's umbrella.
Free Expo Passes for Medical Design & Manufacturing Show
IQMS still has free Resource Hall passes to share for the upcoming Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Show, September 20-22 at McCormick Place North in Chicago. MD&M Resource Hall boasts in-depth education, hundreds of qualified suppliers, and leading-edge products and services required to develop your next-generation medical devices. Be sure to stop by the IQMS booth #2621 to see the latest advancements in manufacturing software to address the specific needs of medical device manufacturers.
To get your free expo tickets contact Daniele Fresca at firstname.lastname@example.org
IQFeature of the Week -- Statistical Process Control
Did you know that...EnterpriseIQ can track and measure variable and attribute statistics with data from multiple manufacturing and process monitoring devices? The extensive shopfloor reach of IQMS software allows EntepriseIQ Statistical Process Control (SPC) to gather and analyze part, process or work center data as it is gathered on the plant floor. Data is pulled from EnterpriseIQ manufacturing and MES modules, machine and process monitors, and PLCs, then pushed to the SPC module for real-time data analysis and presentation. Process trends can be identified and corrected before they become problems!
Use EnterpriseIQ SPC to also calibrate, track and maintain gages and devices, determine lot acceptability, conduct First Article Inspections, measurement system analysis, OEE, capability analysis and more. Generate reports and charts based on the type of data, X bar-R charts for subgroups, X-MR charts for individuals, histograms for both types of data, and p and np charts for attributes and more.
Learn more about how EnterpriseIQ's SPC enables real-time tracking of product and process quality to facilitate continuous improvement efforts
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