IQReport December 2019
Small Factories Embrace Automation – Because They Can’t Find Enough People
Many small to midsize manufacturers today are finding their eagerness to meet the growing demand for their products stifled by the lack of machinists, engineers, assemblers, and other skilled workers.
“It’s been a continual challenge for us,” David Burney CFO at Astronics, an aircraft lighting manufacturer, said. "We can’t find enough qualified workers.”
A recent Forbes article highlights how automation is an inevitable win to overcome the challenge of finding qualified, reliable workers. Click here to read the complete article.
Starting Simple with Sustainability
Environmental sustainability, as a goal, can sometimes seem either irrelevant or out of reach. But including even small pushes toward sustainability can have a positive effect on a manufacturer's impact—and the bottom line, too.
IndustryWeek recently featured TE Connectivity and their participation in the Department of Energy's Better Plants program and site "treasure hunts" to identify small fixes that could lead to substantial savings, without involving a lot of money. One of these small fixes was changing the air compression system nozzles, which wound up saving the company "hundreds of thousands of dollars."
IQMS Celebrates the First Anniversary of the Dassault Systèmes Acquisition
December 11th marked the first anniversary of the announcement that Dassault Systèmes was acquiring IQMS. Re-branded as DELMIAWORKS, the IQMS ERP solution is a key pillar of the Dassault Systèmes platform for mid-market manufacturers. The platform provides manufacturers a complete ecosystem to design, produce, and quickly launch products and respond to ever-changing customer needs.
SEA-LECT Plastics is just one of the many manufacturers using Dassault Systèmes' IQMS (DELMIAWORKS) ERP and SOLIDWORKS 3D Design products to turn their customer's concepts into reality quickly, efficiently, and profitably. Watch this short video to learn how.
3DExperience World & IQMS (DELMIAWORKS) User Conference
It's less than two months until the start of the 3DEXPERIENCE World and the IQMS (DELMIAWORKS) User Conference. From February 9th through 12th, thousands of manufacturers, designers, and engineers will converge on the Music City Center in Nashville, TN to learn, innovate, and collaborate.
The event features more than 350 technical training sessions, including 66 hours of dedicated DELMIAWORKS sessions, to help expand your skill-set, increase your productivity, and quickly turn your ideas into amazing new products.
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 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 hours later.
Download the whitepaper, What is the Value of Real-Time Data, to learn how to eliminate the negative effects on your bottom line caused by the lack of true real-time data. DOWNLOAD NOW!