|News - February 19, 2014|
ERP Software and Manufacturing Industry Predictions for 2014
IQMS does not contract with third-party VARs or outside implementation consultants, but instead employs a large staff of in-house trainers, application specialists and sales team members. These IQMS "feet on the street" spend nearly every week of the year in manufacturing plants across the globe, listening and learning about developments in our industry. This constant pulse of what's happening in the market has revealed a few common trends of what we can expect in 2014 including: Mobility on the Shop Floor, Plant Floor Automation, Big Data, Extended ERP Solutions and Additive Manufacturing...more
Plastikos Gains 359% ROI and More Through Automation with IQMS
Manual intensive and error prone processes were proving very costly to custom manufacturer Plastikos, Inc. A cumbersome and inefficient labeling process resulted in errors in the box quantities, incorrect/inaccurate box labels and embarrassing SCAR (Supplier Corrective Action Report). Manual production dispositions and quality verification were causing high scrap rates, scheduling problems and inaccurate inventory. Manual tracking of 700+ molds was wasting both employee and production time and causing longer customer lead times and/or missed delivery dates.
Realizing “there had to be a better way,” Plastikos began a three phase project leveraging the ERP and MES technology in EnterpriseIQ to turn things around. With the help of IQMS Plastikos has seen a 359% return on investment (ROI) and so much more. Read more about Plastikos and its award winning improvement projects. (Plastikos was the recipient of the 2012 IQMS Manufacturing Success Award.)
Congratulations AMA Plastics Inc., Protoplast Inc. Finalists for Processor of the Year
IQMS customers AMA Plastics Inc, in Riverside, CA and Protoplast Inc in Cobourg, Ontario are two of the three finalist for the Plastics News Processor of the Year. The award honors a North American plastics processor for its performance, corporate responsibility and overall excellence. Judges evaluate candidates on seven criteria: financial performance, quality, customer relations, employee relations, environmental performance, industry/public service and technological innovation. The winner will be announced Tuesday, February 25th at the Plastics News Executive Forum. Learn more about the awards.
Visit IQMS at Molding 2014, March 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA
The 24th International Conference & Exhibit Molding 2014 is a unique event organized by a volunteer committee of all branches of the industry - molders, moldmakers, materials suppliers, and the trade press. The conference will focus on important innovations in manufacturing technologies of consumers and industrial products. Industry leaders will present the latest developments in various injection molding processes, hardware and controls with special emphasis on adding value to your business. These conferences are widely recognized as the most important forum for technical information and business connections...more
IQFeature of the Week -- SolidWorks and ERP Integration
Did you know that...you can quickly and easily incorporate your SolidWorks CAD and project data with EnterpriseIQ?
Incorporating CAD and product data management with an MES and ERP system just got easier. The EnterpriseIQ SolidWorks add-in integrates IQMS' manufacturing ERP software into the SolidWorks software instead of interfacing with it via a linking program found in other solutions. The result is increased productivity and elimination of data inconsistencies.
From within the SolidWorks menu, EnterpriseIQ users can link parts, tools and other assembly file details and configurations to create engineering change orders (ECOs) and cross-populate the inventory, bills of material (BOMs), project management and preventative maintenance modules in EnterpriseIQ. Additionally the EnterpriseIQ document control system is accessible from within SolidWorks to check documents in and out, create workflows and manage document libraries. SolidWorks PDFs can also be accessed directly from within EnterpriseIQ, to enable complete document tracking history…more
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