August 2016 IQReport
Industry 4.0 is Enabling a New Era of Manufacturing Intelligence and Analytics
- 72% of manufacturing enterprises predict their use of data analytics will substantially improve customer relationships and customer intelligence
- 86% of manufacturers surveyed expect to secure simultaneous gains from both lower costs and added revenue in the next five years.
These and many other insights are from the recently published Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) report, Industry 4.0: Building The Digital Enterprise. Louis Columbus highlights key takeaways from the report in an article on Forbes.com Click here to read the complete article.
Smarter Shop Floors, Better Visibility
The conveyor belts halted to a stop and confectionery receded into an abrupt silence. Upon further observation the maintenance department declared the breakdown was caused by a malfunctioning machine. What's worse is the lack of a systematic shop floor management system could have prevented this issue. Sound familiar?
The recent article, Smarter Shop Floors, Better Visibility in in Manufacturing Technology Insights magazine explains how to prevent the same thing from happening in your plant. Read more.
IQMS for Oracle Cloud Backup
Data can be the lifeblood of manufacturing operations, containing information that keeps a facility running as smoothly and profitably as possible. IQMS for Oracle Cloud Backup is now available to strengthen protection of our customers’ data.
The cloud service is available to all manufacturing customers, whether they have IQMS software deployed on-premises or in the cloud hosted by IQMS. Because customers pay a monthly service fee, there are no capital expenditures or large upfront costs, making IQMS for Oracle Cloud Backup an affordable option for manufacturers of all sizes. Learn more
Pinnacle User Conference News
Euro-Pinnacle - Coming off a very successful North American User Conference, we are excited to announce date for the European Pinnacle. The conference will be held October 26-28 in Birmingham England. Click to learn more.
Pinnacle 2017 - Pinnacle 2016 was a huge success and the 2017 promises to be even better. Mark your calendars for the 2017 North American Pinnacle Conference, April 4-6, 2017 at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™ in Orlando, Florida. Watch for additional details in the coming months.
Best Practices for Track and Trace
As a manufacturer you know that at any given moment you could be open to a quality investigation.
- Will you be able to quickly identify the scope of the issue?
- How will you identify containment steps, root cause and corrective action?
- Can you easily trace source material and components through delivery to your customer?
- What can you do to limit your risk?