IQReport May 30, 2019
How Industrial Manufacturing CEOs are Offsetting Tough External Environment Challenges
The industrial manufacturing sector is facing difficult external challenges, over which it has little control: trade wars, tariffs, and a slowdown in economic growth. However, by leveraging technology, manufacturers can offset higher material costs, gain more control over operations, and boost profit margins.
According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey of Industrial Manufacturing CEOs, "Technology could become like oxygen to the industrial manufacturing sector."
Click here to read more about the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study and learn about the technology needed for future success, to help cope with changing global realities in the present and into the future.
National Signing Day for Manufacturing Talent
It has become a tradition across high schools to hold a “signing day” for senior high school athletes to announce which collegiate team they will join. Did you know there is also a SkillsUSA National Signing Day celebrating thousands of high school seniors who are dedicated to pursuing a career in the skilled trades?
In a style similar to “National Signing Day” events for high-school student athletes, seniors are applauded as they announce their career plans and signed “letters of intent” for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training.
The inaugural nationwide program was held May 8th and recognized students in hundreds of SkillsUSA chapters in high schools across the country. IndustryWeek recently highlighted the SkillsUSA National Signing Day held& with Klein Tool in Silicon Valley. Click here to read more about the SkillsUSA Signing Day event.
Turning Compliance into Growth
Everyone knows the importance that aerospace engineering and manufacturing have for any launch endeavor from Cape Canaveral, Fla., home to NASA and many other private space companies. This same attention to detail applies to the thousands of manufacturers providing components to these aerospace companies—a well detailed audit trail for their products is essential.
IQMS customer Apple Rubber is one of these manufacturing companies providing components to aerospace companies. Automation World recently highlighted how Apple Rubber uses the integrated IQMS (DELMIAWORKS) ERP and MES solution for:
- Detailed visibility into the different manufacturing stages
- Production traceability
- Audit trails for customer and regulatory audits
- Material/production yields optimization
Strengthening Operation Efficiency via Automation
Headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, Natech Plastics, Inc. provides the design, mold-making, scientific molding, custom injection molding, and contract manufacturing of novel applications for critical use.
As Natech’s business has continued to grow, the company reached the limitations of its legacy enterprise resource planning(ERP) system. Seeking to automate processes and manual work, they turned to IQMS (DELMIAWORKS) to make their processes faster, less risky, and more streamlined. Read more.
Real-Time Shop Floor and ERP Integration Simplified
Your shop floor operates in real time. It moves fast, and so must you. Beyond the collection and integration of shop floor data, the real challenge is to make that data actionable – in an instant – to everyone, within your organization, and across your entire supply chain. Only by doing so will you achieve the visibility and control you need to:
- Prevent problems before they occur
- Improve quality
- Control costs
- Increase productivity
- Deliver on-time
Download results from the survey, Real-Time Shop Floor Integration, Simplified, to learn how an ERP system integrated with the shop floor can help you stay competitive and profitable in today’s demand-driven economy. DOWNLOAD NOW!