IQReport October 05, 2017 - Manufacturing and ERP News From IQMS
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IQReport October, 2017

ISM: US Factory Activity Rose Last Month to Highest Level in 13 Years

Economic activity in the American manufacturing sector expanded in September, at the fastest pace in 13 years, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

Highlights of the ISM September report from Bloomberg News include:

Click here to read more about the September ISM Report from Bloomberg News.

Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 6, 2017. What are You Doing to Promote Manufacturing?

Started in 2012, Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing. Manufacturers invite their communities to their facilities to focus collective attention on manufacturing.

MFG DAY aims to:

  1. Empower manufacturers
  2. Change public perception of manufacturing
  3. Introduce people to manufacturing careers
  4. Draw attention to the roles manufacturers play in their communities
  5. Underscore the economic and social significance of manufacturing

Click here to learn more about MFG DAY.

IQMS News & Information

10 Steps to Define a Lean Manufacturing Strategy

Making customers and their needs the catalyst that drives the intensity to improve is the defining trait of all successful lean manufacturing strategies today.

Manufacturers who emerge to dominate their industries are ingraining quality into every step of their production process. They attain and stay at high manufacturing quality levels by reflex; it’s become part of their DNA.

One of the best approaches to making high manufacturing quality levels a core part of any company’s DNA is to define and excel at a lean manufacturing strategy.

Click here to learn more about the 10 Steps to Defining a Lean Manufacturing Strategy.

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Aberdeen Research: Manufacturing Success through Real-Time Product Traceability

A new Aberdeen Research Report found that manufacturers who rely on ERP to provide real-time visibility in their organization benefit from a series of capabilities related to supporting traceability.

Download the complete Aberdeen Research Report to learn how enabling tracebility in your organization can help you:

  • Ensure compliance
  • Better manage the supply chain
  • Eliminate waste
  • Deliver quality goods
  • Keep your customers happy

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