News - January 07, 2015

Quick Response Manufacturing Yields Significant Returns for Nicolet Plastics

Nicolet Plastics is revolutionizing time-based competition and make-to-order strategies with an enterprise-wide initiative that relentlessly emphasizes lead time reduction and ensures manufacturing excellence. Through the use of IQMS' EnterpriseIQ software and embracing the Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) program, Nicolet has seen a positive impact on most every aspect of the company including:

  • Reduced total order to delivery time by 30%
  • Reduced finished goods inventory by more than 60% while doubling sales
  • Increased finished goods inventory turns from 11 to 25
  • Quadrupled earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)

Read more about Nicolet Plastics and their Quick Response Manufacturing program.  

Visit IQMS at MD&M West to Learn how EnterpriseIQ Can Help Manage Risk and Compliance

On February 10-12th, MD&M West returns to the Anaheim Convention Center. For 30 years, MD&M West has connected the MedTech community with the most cutting-edge technologies and revolutionary ideas in the world of medical design and manufacturing. MD&M West 2015 offers three different conference tracks that will help MedTech companies stay on the forefront of changes in the industry: Disruptive Innovation in Design of Medical Devices; Managing Risk, Quality, and Validation; and Speed to Market and Post Market Compliance.

Be sure to visit IQMS at booth 3977 to see why medical device manufacturers turn to IQMS for ERP Software to ensure traceability and quality compliance while increasing shop floor efficiency and profitability. Contact IQMS to learn how you can get your free expo pass.

Vendor Shootout for ERP

Join IQMS and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) February 18-19th at the Vendor Shootout for ERP in Miami, FL. As the nation's leading Enterprise Software evaluation, comparison and selection event, the Vendor Shootout™ for ERP has served as the foundation that has helped hundreds of manufacturing and distribution organizations to jump start their Enterprise Software selection projects.  The goal and focus of these events is to provide an impartial platform for comparison of top Tier I and Tier II ERP solutions, bring objectivity and transparency to the Enterprise Software selection process, reduce the cost, risk, and duration of Enterprise Software selection projects, and foster networking among fellow manufacturers and distributors going through the same process.

Register now, early bird pricing ends January 10, 2015.

Plastics News Executive Forum

Join IQMS February 3-6th in Las Vegas, NV for the Plastics News Executive Forum, one of the oldest and longest-lasting events in the plastics industry. Now in its 17th year, the conference offers a comprehensive understanding of leadership in the plastics industry, focusing on how leadership skills can translate to business success. This year the conference will also feature a panel discussion from Rising Stars in Plastics under 30, a session that highlights how different major companies train and retain some of the top talent in their fields.

IQFeature of the Week -- ERP and Plant Floor 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 loading 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 equipment, as well as automates FIFO pick/store warehouse applications for forklifts.

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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