IQReport February 15, 2018
2018: We're Past Peak Hype and IIoT's just Getting Started
When it comes to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital transformation, most industrial companies now fall into one of three buckets: working on it, have a plan and getting ready to ramp up, or working to iron out a plan.
If your company isn’t poised to take advantage of today’s digital innovations, or already working on it, you might be eating your competitors’ dust soon. 2018 is the year for manufacturers to figure out their use case(s), formulate a plan and get working on it to make some early headway.
A recent article in Automation World highlights the three things your company can do to make early and fast progress from IIoT. Click here to learn more.
Will Millenials Change Manufacturing?
The largest generation in the U.S. is taking its place in manufacturing -- and the experts are betting this tech-savvy cohort is ready to stir things up.
In a recent IndustryWeek article, Kathie Karls-Bilski, HR director for 3M Supply Chain says, "Millennials have already started changing the manufacturing and supply chains -- and for the better." For example, she says that supply chains are becoming more digitized and millennials will foster that change because of their facility with new tech.
"Their ability to transform organizations' slow processes into fast, effective business success will help manufacturing and supply chain grow for years to come," she asserts.
Royer Turns to IQMS ERP to Maximize Profitability
Indiana based Royer Corporation, a leading manufacturer of custom swizzle sticks and advanced decorating items, has selected IQMS to gain the visibility and efficiency needed to maximize the profitability points for each of its products.
“IQMS is going to help take Royer to the next level, both in terms of how we attract and serve our customers,” said Kenton Williams, business development and project manager at Royer Corporation. “The IQMS EnterpriseIQ ERP system will make us a more efficient company, which will positively impact our bottom line, our employees, and our community.”
Gartner Identifies IQMS as a Notable MES Vendor
IQMS is honored to be recognized in the Gartner report, “Life Sciences Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems.’” In the report, Gartner identifies IQMS as one of four Notable Vendors.
The report notes that “Life sciences manufacturers are also pursuing increasingly complex and multi-disciplined supply chains mixing in-house manufacturing with contract manufacturing to enable them to enter emerging markets more rapidly.
5 Supply Chain Metrics That Will Have the Biggest Impact on Improving Efficiency
When it comes to measuring supply chain performance, there are hundreds of metrics you can measure. Using too many metrics is confusing and makes it hard for your team to focus on priorities. Too few metrics may not provide enough information to guide the business and make proactive decisions.
Download the whitepaper, The Five Most Important Supply Chain Metrics, to learn more about the performance indicators that work together to keep your supply chain lean and your customers happy. Download Now!