IQReport April 13, 2017
Made in USA Remains Critical as Manufacturing Rebounds
We are in the midst of a Manufacturing Renaissance in America, and the data suggest this rebound has been building for some time.
Pacific Molded Technology in El Paso, TX is an example of one company that has continued to thrive for over 44 years despite economic downturns. Their approach: No matter what the climate, Made in America is best for their company, their customers and their country. Read more on how Made in America works for Plastics Molding Technology.
The Enhance Manufacturing Worker
The transformation of factories doesn’t involve only new machine tools and IoT. Soon, workers themselves will be fitted with advanced technologies from head to foot.
The wearable robotics industry is projected to develop into a $2 billion global market within the next decade. What can you expect between then and now? And how can you apply this tech to your floor and see real ROI? Read the complete Enhanced Factory Working article in Industry Week.
10 Ways Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Are Accelerating Time-To-Market and Quality
Any manufacturer who pursues greater speed, scale of operations and strives to be simpler to do business with will win more deals and grow faster than competitors. Gartner, IDC and independent research studies all show that manufacturers who provide the first quote have the highest probability of closing a deal.
Add to this the ability to provide real-time updates on orders while managing shop floor operations, and the competitive strength of customer-driven manufacturing becomes clear.
When the goal is excelling at customer-based measures of performance, MES is becoming increasingly important, leading to a revolution in manufacturing results. Learn why.
IQMS Debuts 2 New Manufacturing ERP and Business Intelligence in the Cloud Powered by Oracle
Increasingly manufacturers are turning to cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to achieve greater agility, ensure data integrity and system up time, and minimize infrastructure costs. To support these manufacturers, we are expanding our line of cloud-based solutions with two new offerings
- IQMS Web BI - features rich, cloud-based business intelligence and visualization functionality from Oracle to help manufacturers gain greater insights into their ERP and financial data.
- IQMS Cloud IQ - combines robust ERP and MES functionality into one comprehensive cloud solution. IQMS Cloud IQ is available in the Oracle Cloud as hosted licensed software or as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription
The Value of Real-Time Data From the Plant Floor
Lack of true, real-time production performance data can quickly cause a crippling effect throughout the enterprise including, unplanned downtime, products trending out of specification, inaccurate scheduling, and missed ship dates. Unfortunately for some manufacturers, they associate "real-time" with data that is provided when a shift ends, production reports are logged or the when the batch upload of information from the shop floor is received....up to four to eight hour later.
Click here to download the whitepaper, What is the Value of Real-Time Data, to learn how to eliminate the negative effects on your bottom lined caused by the lack of true real-time data.