Industry Watch - October 14, 2015

Man and Machine in Industry 4.0

The manufacturing industry is in the midst of a fourth wave of technology advancement: the rise of new digital industrial technology known as Industry 4.0, a transformation that is powered by technology advances.

How will this next wave of industrial evolution play out? Will it create or destroy jobs? How will job profiles evolve? And what types of skills will be in demand? The answers to these questions are critical to business leaders as they seek to take full advantage of the opportunities arising from Industry 4.0 by ensuring that an appropriately skilled workforce is in place to capture them.

A recent article by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) provides insight as to how Industry 4.0 will alter the landscape for manufacturing jobs through 2025 .Read the complete article to learn more about Industry 4.0 and the manufacturing workforce.

Upcoming Manufacturing Events

Join IQMS and other industry leading manufacturing companies at these upcoming industry conferences and events: 

Oct. 22-23 - MAPP Benchmarking & Best Practices, Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 28-30 - Global Plastics Summit, Chicago, IL
Nov. 9-12 - FABTECH, Chicago, IL (Visit IQMS at booth C1317)
Nov 10 – OESA 2015 Annual Outlook Conference, Detroit, MI

 News and Information

Stamping Manufacturer Replaces End of Life Software with IQMS ERP

Continental Industries was facing a decision many manufacturers face, to upgrade their old outdated ERP system or go with another manufacturing ERP software solution. Their old system had long run its course and had forced Continental to undertake major ERP customizations to fit their environment. There were also issues with multiple disparate system and hardware products which provided incomplete manufacturing operations functionality.

In an article on Technology Evaluation Center (TEC), PJ Jakovljevic highlights how Continental chose IQMS ERP for its native ability to cater to all functions, from the manufacturing floor to the front office as well as crucial industry-specific needs .Learn more.

Electronics Manufacturer Selects IQMS Cloud ERP Solution

InterLnX a leading manufacturer of cable assemblies, wire harnesses and electro-mechanical assemblies primarily for the aerospace industry, will be implementing IQMS' cloud ERP solution.  InterLnX was looking for an ERP solution that reduced its redundant work, streamlined its processes and offered integrated control of planning and MRP. IQMS fit the bill and was selected above other solutions for the industry-specific fields and features and the systems comprehensive, powerful and user friendly design. Learn more.

Featured Whitepaper

Featured Whitepaper

Expert Advice on Flexible and Inexpensive Approaches to Adding Capacity

It's the age old question manufacturers ask over and over again...How can I grow capacity without adding floor space, equipment or personnel?

IQMS has been collaborating with its customers to solve this familiar question for years and recently had the opportunity to discuss this issue with industry expert, Cindy Jutras, president of research and advisory firm, Mint Jutras.  Download this interview to learn the flexible and inexpensive approaches to adding capacity to your shop floor.