IQReport April 2018
How One Company is Closing the Skills Gap Through a Competency-Based Apprenticeship Program
Lack of skilled workers to fill available jobs is a recurring problem affecting many of today's manufacturers. A recent poll conducted by Adecco found that the skills gap impacts U.S. manufacturing more than any other industry.
Given this, how can U.S. manufacturers overcome a challenge that plagues companies both large and small regardless of location or products produced?
A recent IndustryWeek article highlights how one company is closing the skills gap through a competency-based apprenticeship program. Click here to read the complete article.
2018 is the Year Customer Driven Quality Redefines Manufacturing
2018 is quickly becoming the year of customer-driven quality. In fact, 88% of B2B customers say that quality is the most important factor in their decision to remain loyal to a manufacturer or brand according to Data, Strategy & Technology.
The pressure for manufacturers to excel at product quality for their customers and supply chains has never been greater. So what's a manufacturer to do? Click here to learn a few of the many ways manufacturers are rising to the challenge of excelling at quality to meet and exceed customer expectations.
Upcoming Presentations and Webinars Focus on Mistake Proofing via Automation and Meeting ISO 13485 Standards
Join IQMS at these upcoming events to learn how to leverage technology and automation to increase quality and conformance as well as comply with industry standards
- [WEBINAR] Building and Fulfilling A Roadmap to Excellent Product Quality and Compliance with ISO 13485 - Tuesday, April 17th from 11:30-12:30 PT. Learn how to build a product quality roadmap for your organization.Hear how Hila Tamir, VP of Operations at Providien, uses their roadmap to attain product quality and compliance with ISO 13485. Click here to register and learn more.
- Mistake-Proofing via Automated Connections at PMA's IoT for MetalFormers and Fabricators Conference - April 18-19th, Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN. Join IQMS Principal Louis Columbus April 19th at 8:45 and learn how to leverage information from embedded sensors, machine controls and scanners to maximize the output of conforming parts, utilization of process equipment, and customer satisfaction. Click here to learn more and register for PMA's IoT conference.
Reed City Tool Invests in IQMS for Flexibility to Manage Growth
Reed City Tool has selected IQMS Manufacturing ERP to cost-effectively manage growth across both the low-volume job shop and high-volume manufacturing lines of its business.
With the purchase of IQMS, Reed City Tool now looks to enhance the company’s understanding and efficiency in the several key areas: inventory and warehouse management, capacity planning, forecasting, costing, process and production monitoring, business intelligence, department dashboards, and scorecards.
In addition, with the advanced capabilities of business intelligence and operational controls, Reed City Tool is looking to grow into its 90,000-square foot warehouse, located adjacent to the current manufacturing facility. Click here to read more.
Expert Advice to Increase Capacity Without Increasing Resources
While manufacturers are optimistic about the future of the industry, labor and skill shortages and capacity constraints are affecting production output. This is prompting many manufacturing companies to ask:
How can I grow capacity without adding personnel, floor space or equipment?
Download the whitepaper, Expert Advice on Flexible and Inexpensive Approaches to Adding Capacity, to learn what industry experts are recommending for increasing shop floor capacity without increasing resources. Download Now!