July 2018 IQReport
Embracing Technology and Training to Address the Skills Gap
One of the biggest challenges faced by most manufacturing companies today is addressing the skills gap. In some parts of the country, hiring a new skilled manufacturing worker can take up to a year. Meantime, the workforce is aging. More than 35% of the employers responding to the Tooling U-SME survey this year indicated that at least 20% of their employees would become eligible for retirement over the next three years, the training and workforce development organization said.
One of the most effective ways to bridge the skills gap is to improve the availability of technologies while improving their ease of use. Giving every employee an opportunity to excel with new tools improves company-wide adoption and increases productivity. In a recent Advanced Manufacturing article, several manufacturing CEOs explain how they are embracing "remote experts," sensors, and continuous training to address the skills gap. Click here to read the complete article.
Predicting the Future of Digital Manufacturing, 2018
92% of successful manufacturing organizations have not only created a digital vision but also have a roadmap to monitor progress according to a recent Capgemini study, Digital Engineering: The new growth engine for discrete manufacturers.
A recent article in Forbes examines more results from the Capgemini study highlighting how manufacturers are balancing the two priorities of using digital technologies to get legacy products to market quicker while investing in new smart products to enable them to drive revenues from services. Click here to read the complete Forbes article to learn how digital technologies are reshaping the manufacturing landscape.
New Video: Meeting Food & Safety Compliance Requirements with IQMS
For IQMS customer, Wisconsin food manufacturer Create-A-Pack Foods, detailed traceability, and reporting are critical to the success of their business. Inspections and audits by the USDA, FDA, and the state of Wisconsin are routine and require instant and accurate visibility into production and supply chain processes.
Learn how Create-A-Pack relies on IQMS ERP for visibility and traceability to meet customer demands and regulatory requirements in this new video. Watch now!
IQMS Named a FrontRunner for Manufacturing Software
IQMS has once again been positioned as a FrontRunner in the Software Advice FrontRunners for Manufacturing, June 2018 report. Software Advice, a Gartner company, gave the IQMS EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP system a rating of four stars out of a possible five based on reviews and ratings from 129 end-user customers.
The recognition represents the third consecutive time that IQMS has been identified as one of the FrontRunners for Manufacturing
Visit https://www.softwareadvice.com/manufacturing/#top-products to view the full report.
How to Streamline Supply Chains and Improve Production Efficiency with Track and Trace
Supply chains are the lifeblood of any manufacturing business. Reducing and eliminating risks while increasing supply chains’ speed, scale, and efficiency are how track-and-trace applications help manufacturers grow.
- Take action on quality and customer issues before they become a costly problem
- Improve production and process quality
- Troubleshoot supplier quality problems to avert larger challenges
- Reduce expenses associated with poor quality, scrap and rework
- Ensure high levels of inventory accuracy and forecasting precision
Download the whitepaper, How to Streamline Supply Chains and Improve Production Efficiency with Track and Trace to gain greater supplier control, drive production efficiency and improve quality. Download Now!