IQReport September 09, 2016
What are you doing for National Manufacturing Day?
October 7 marks the fifth annual Manufacturing Day, a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. The event was was created in response to a dire need in America: The industry today faces a major shortage of skilled workers. Several leading industry organizations determined the best way to combat this malady and reverse negative misperceptions people may have about manufacturing jobs and careers is to literally show “up close and personal” the exciting kind of work that takes place in plants across the U.S.
So what are you doing for Manufacturing Day? An open house, plant tour, educational session...Now is the time to showcase modern manufacturing technology and the cool jobs it has to offer.
Building the Next-Generation Manufacturing Workforce
There’s no doubt: Manufacturers today are stuck between a rock and hard place. On the one hand, many face an aging workforce that may retire without sharing key knowledge. In fact, the Pew Research Center predicts that 10,000 baby boomers will retire each day over the next 19 years.
Manufacturers must do more than promote the “coolness” of today’s technologies. A recent article in IndustryWeek highlights the most promising strategies that can help attract, engage and develop manufacturing talent.
IQMS Hits the Manufacturing Tradeshow Trail
Over the next three months manufacturers throughout North America and Europe will flock to industry conferences and tradeshows to see the newest trends and technology that are changing manufacturing. Following are just a few of the upcoming tradeshows, IQMS will be attending. (View our tradeshow schedule for a more complete list.) Be sure to stop by and see how IQMS Manufacturing ERP software can bring greater visibility into the performance and profitability of your operations.
- Sept 12-17: IMTS 2016, Chicago, IL Booth N-6486
- Sept. 21-22: MD&M, Minneapolis, MN, Booth 1045
- Oct. 5-6: MPO Summit, Austin, TX
- Oct. 19-26: K 2016, Dusseldorf, Germany, Hall 5 / A30
- Nov. 2: OESA Annual Conference
- Nov. 16-18: FABTECH, Las Vegas, NV, Booth C19075
Pinnacle User Conference News
Euro-Pinnacle - Coming off a very successful North American User Conference, we are excited to announce date for the European Pinnacle. The conference will be held October 26-28 in Birmingham England.
Pinnacle 2017 ;- Pinnacle 2016 was a huge success and the 2017 promises to be even better. Mark your calendars for the 2017 North American Pinnacle Conference, April 4-6, 2017 at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™ in Orlando, Florida. Watch for additional details in the coming months.
How Data Flows in a Manufacturing Company
From sales order to invoice, there is a lot of data involved in manufacturing. How you handle the flow of information (manually or automatically) can the mean the difference between chaos and harmony.