News - March 04, 2015

The Ultimate ERP Glossary

The world of ERP is full of buzzwords, acronyms and industry terms that add to the complexity of the selection process. Wouldn't it be great if there was a resource that could help you decipher all these definitions?

Whether you are looking for a new ERP system or trying to translate your existing solution, The Ultimate Manufacturing ERP Glossary will help you identify:

  • Terms used throughout an ERP system
  • Features, applications and modules 
  • Business critical tools your new ERP solution must contain

Download your copy The Ultimate Manufacturing ERP Glossary now.

University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Helps IQMS Customer Save Over $300,000

For over 19 years, The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), an engineering program based at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has helped increase the global competitiveness of the Texas economy by working with the extended manufacturing companies to implement new technologies and business practices.

IQMS customer Plastic Molding Technology (PMT), is one of TMAC's biggest success stories. Partnering with TMAC helped them identify areas of opportunity to reduce waste and conserve energy, By implementing change. PMT has managed to save more than 180,000 kilowatts per hour and 80,000 gallons of water since last year. They have also reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 126 tons.

The simple step toward sustainability led to the company keeping an additional $300,000 in its pocket and earned them the national 2014 Sustainability Leadership Award...more

Count Down to NPE 2015

As the world’s most important plastics trade show and conference of the year, NPE brings together every sector of the plastics industry, including end markets. Showcasing the latest technology, trends, equipment and running equipment for every phase of plastics processing, at NPE you are sure to find your solution. Join us at booth W4489 in Orlando to learn why the most profitable plastics manufacturers are running IQMS ERP Software. Add IQMS to your show planner now. (Don't forget to drop your business card at our booth to enter the raffle for a free GoPro.)

5 IQMS Customers Honored for Manufacturing Excellence

Congratulations to the following IQMS customers recently recognized with manufacturing excellence awards at the 2015 Plastics News Executive Forum. 

  • Plastic Components Inc. (PCI) - Sustained Excellence Award and Great Places to Work winners circle
  • Prism Plastics, Inc. - Excellence Award for Customer Relations
  • Nicolet Plastics Inc. - Excellence Award for Employee Relations
  • B&B Molders LLC - Great Places to Work winners circle
  • Custom Profile Inc. - Great Places to Work winners circle
IQFeature of the Week -- ERP and Manufacturing Equipment Integration

Did you know that..IQMS offers custom automation to integrate your ERP system with manufacturing equipment on the shop floor, in the warehouse and at the docks?

While many ERP solutions ignore existing shop floor capabilities, IQMS has lead the innovation between ERP software, shop floor and warehouse equipment. The IQMS Automation Group integrates EnterpriseIQ ERP software with manufacturing equipment that includes capabilities such as two-way communication with PLCs to control and initiate conveyors, vertical lifts, scanners, palletizers, photoeye sensors, and other pieces of equipment, automated FIFO pick/store warehouse applications for forklifts and direct interface with work centers to automatically report scrap and production efficiency.

Having real-time shop floor data from equipment that works in tandem with the ERP system delivers greater efficiency allowing manufacturers to be more competitive in a demand driven economy.

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