IQReport September, 2017
ISM: Manufacturing Remains Strong
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August, and the overall economy grew for the 99th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.
Comments from the panel of executives reflect expanding business conditions, with new orders, production, employment, backlog and exports all growing in August:
- "Overall optimism about the market, both for 2017 and 2018." (Miscellaneous Manufacturing)
- "Steady demand across businesses." (Chemical Products)
- "Demand for light construction equipment continues strong; usually at this time of year, demand slackens." (Machinery)
10 Ways Real Time Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing
Competing for new opportunities and growing quicker than competitors requires real time data and the insights it provides.
From the shop floor to the top floor, real-time data is one of the most powerful catalysts enabling greater manufacturing growth. By improving the quality of decisions, real-time data is meeting a diverse and demanding series of needs across every phase of manufacturing today.
Upcoming Webinars on ISO 13485:2016 Upgrades and ERP for Make-to-Order Manufacturers
- Keeping Up with Recent ISO9001 and 13485 Upgrades
On Friday, September 29th at 11 am PT, IQMS and E.M.M.A. International Consulting Groups will present a (no cost) webinar, to bring you up to speed on the latest ISO 13485:2016 upgrades.
Dr. Carmine Jabri, President and CEO of E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group, Inc., will present an overview of what the upgrade means to you and how you can prepare. The webinar will also discuss how technology can be used to drive real-time quality, traceability, accurate product identification, in support of ISO standards and FDA regulations.
Click here to register and learn more about the ISO 13485:2016 Compliant Quality System webinar.
- ERP Selection Made Easy for Make-to-Order Manufacturers
Make-to-order manufacturers saddled with legacy, outdated ERP or no ERP at all, can now jump-start their ERP selection project. Independent ERP experts Ultra Consultants has paired up with IQMS to deliver a free webinar on Wednesday, September 13th at 11:00 am PT, focused specifically on solving make-to-order challenges.
Click here to learn more or to register.
Turn the Myth of Real-Time Shop Floor and ERP Integration into Reality
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 be competitive in today’s demand-driven economy.
While this challenge may seem complex, you can attack it head-on, intelligently, and more cost-effectively than you might think. Download the whitepaper Real-Time Shop Floor Integration, Simplified to learn how. Download Now!