October 2018 IQReport
Smart Machines are the Future of Manufacturing
A recent report from the global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, IIoT platforms: The technology stack as value driver in industrial equipment and machinery explores how the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) is redefining industrial equipment and machinery manufacturing.
The study shows how smart machines are the future of manufacturing, exploring how IIoT platforms are enabling greater machine-level autonomy and intelligence. A recent Forbes article highlights key insights from the report including:
- Integration architecture challenges
- The rise of global production and distributed supply chains
- The importance of OEE and predictive maintenance and shop floor applications
- How IIoT systems are quickly becoming digital manufacturing platforms that integrate ERP, MES, PLM and CRM systems to provide a single unified vision
Webinar: Manufacturing Metrics & the Path to Performance Improvement
For manufacturers who may not be ready for full-blown Digital Transformation, yet still need to focus on performance improvement, the webinar, The Road from Metrics to Analytics, is for you.
Join technology research and advisory firm LNS Research on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 11:00 AM EDT to learn more about the metrics widely used across manufacturing operations and a pathway for performance improvement no matter where you are on your digital manufacturing journey.
Free Webinar: How a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can Increase Efficiency of Your Manufacturing Operations
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) have reached a new level of importance and relevance to help manufacturers like yourself meet the daily challenges of shorter lead times, higher quality, labor shortages and increasing compliance demands.
Join the Manufacturing Execution System (MES)Webinar on Tuesday, October 9th, at 11:00 AM PDT to learn how an MES solution and powerful real-time data from the plant floor can help you:
- Reduce unplanned downtime and increase up time
- Identify the inefficient use of plant floor resources
- Optimize the scheduling process
- Reduce costs associated with scrap, rejects, rework and returns
- Deliver quality products on-time, every time
Register now to see how the IQMS Manufacturing Execution System can increase visibility and transparency into every aspect of your manufacturing operation. REGISTER NOW!
FlowBelow Aero Inc, Invests in IQMS to Support its Rapid Growth
In 2012, the Texas-based FlowBelow launched its patented quick-release wheel covers, and its design is now the most widely used aerodynamic wheel cover used by major trucking fleets and truck manufacturers.
As the company grew they quickly realized the combination of software products they used to manage their manufacturing, financials, sales and inventory was unable to scale to support their rapid growth and hindered the business' visibility across the operations of its expanding business.
To support its next phase of growth, FlowBelow Aero Inc. has selected IQMS ERP and MES system to gain a 360-degree view of the business, enhance decision-making, and achieve greater efficiency across the operations of its expanding business. Learn more about FlowBelow and how IQMS Manufacturing ERP software will support their growth.
MES Savings: Real World Improvements an MES Solution Delivers
In manufacturing, your money is made on the shop floor. Real-time data is a powerful component in helping to identify and then proactively address inefficiencies and challenges on your factory floor.
Are you wondering how an MES solution with real-time data can help improve efficiencies in your plant?