October 2019 IQReport
How Smart Manufacturing Can Improve Productivity
Smart factories will be the game-changer for the manufacturing industry. According to industry experts, adopting smart factories will likely result in threefold productivity improvements over the next decade.
To help jump-start your smart manufacturing initiatives, a recent Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study: Capturing value through the digital journey offers a deeper dive into:
- Best practices for adopting smart factory initiatives
- Insights into how Trailblazers are pushing the envelope
- 10 practical approaches to smart factory adoption that can be part of a manufacturer's playbook for getting started
How (and Where) to Find the Funds for Your Plant’s Big Projects
For many manufacturers funding is the main obstacle for implementing new initiatives. What many manufacturers don't realize is there may be federal and state grants that can help.
A recent Plant Services article provides insights into how manufacturers can identify the funding opportunities they may be missing, including:
- Where and how to get started
- Agencies that offer grants
- How to accelerate the funding process
10 Ways Machine Learning Can Close Legacy ERP Gaps
Capitalizing on new digital business models and the growth opportunities they provide are forcing companies to re-evaluate the role ERP plays in their manufacturing strategies. Made inflexible by years of customization, legacy ERP systems aren't delivering what digital business models need today to scale and grow.
Companies need to be able to respond quickly to unexpected, unfamiliar, and unforeseen dilemmas with smart decisions fast for new digital business models to succeed. That's not possible today with legacy ERP systems.
IQMS User Conference Joins Dassault Système's 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD
IQMS is very excited to announce the IQMS 2020 User Conference (aka Pinnacle) will be incorporated into Dassault Système's 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD, February 9-12th 2020, at the Music City Center Convention Complex in Nashville, TN. 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD will bring together all the Dassault mid-market manufacturing solutions, from design, simulation, and collaboration to ERP and MES.
The agenda includes over 60 hours of IQMS (DELMIAWORKS) product-specific training breakout sessions as well as over 300 technical sessions covering design, data management, and simulation. Click here to learn more and register.
Gartner Research: The What, Why & How of Manufacturing Metrics
One of the biggest challenges for manufacturing professionals is to identify the essential metrics that can help assess, diagnose, and correct manufacturing performance and productivity issues.
A new Gartner report will help you define the essential metrics that can help you:
- Understand the costs and impact of unplanned downtime
- Improve responsiveness to demand volatility
- Produce a product correct the first time
- Identify constraints and bottlenecks
Download your copy of Gartner's report, to learn more about the most critical metrics that will help improve performance, efficiency, and quality on your shop floor. DOWNLOAD NOW!