Badger Color Invests in IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software to
Gain the Visibility to Grow Its Business Efficiently
Manufacturer turns to IQMS integrated ERP and MES system to improve visibility throughout the company, including inventory, production processes, and customer satisfaction
PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – March 20, 2018 – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, today announced that Badger Color Concentrates Inc. has selected IQMS to gain the company-wide visibility needed to grow its business efficiently.
Badger Color, an industry leader in master-batch and liquid color manufacturing for the plastics industry, is implementing IQMS EnterpriseIQ software, which uniquely combines robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MES functionality into one comprehensive system. The move to IQMS supports Badger Color’s drive to gain visibility and insights into key areas of the business that are critical to supporting the company’s continued growth, including inventory, production processes, and customer satisfaction.
Maintaining Visibility Across Multiple Custom Orders
For two decades, Badger Color has been an innovator in formulating colors for a range of markets—from packaging to architectural and automotive, among others. The company has built its business on providing plastics molders the most advanced and vibrant colors available, constantly refining its processes to match the colors customers want with the materials they have chosen. An on-site color matching room even simulates different lighting conditions, so a manufacturer can specify the exact color that a product will have under the specific lighting conditions in which it will appear. Applying this highly customized approach means Badger Color produces thousands of different solutions for its customers worldwide every year.
As Badger Color’s business continued to grow, the company began to reach the limitations of its previous ERP system in providing visibility across its Mukwonago, Wisconsin headquarters, as well as its manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and North Carolina. By 2015, Badger Color began thinking about the need for additional functionality to manage the end-to-end process of each customer’s order. The company soon realized it was time to reinvent the process, and invest in new software, to increase efficiency, visibility and productivity. Following an evaluation of modern ERP systems, Badger Color selected IQMS based on the software’s comprehensive capabilities and the company’s strong industry experience.
“We appreciated that IQMS sent a team consisting of sales and technical professionals who all had first-hand knowledge of the type of manufacturing in which our company is involved,” said Amie Pernitzke, marketing and business development manager at Badger Color. “They worked together to help answer our questions and point out areas where the IQMS system could help without prompting from our team. As a result, we are confident that IQMS is the best fit for automating our processes and gaining the visibility to more efficiently ensure the superior experiences that drive customer loyalty and growth.”
About Badger Color
With plants in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Badger Color Concentrates, Inc. is an industry leader in master-batch and liquid color manufacturing for the plastics industry. Badger Color strives to take customers’ challenges and turn them into triumphs by providing the colors they want at a competitive price, giving plastics molders the ability to showcase and sell their products effortlessly. Badger Color has been bringing color to life since 1998 with injection-molded products, blow-molded services, extrusion-grade products, and most recently liquid color. To learn more, visit http://www.badgercolor.com.
IQMS uniquely combines ERP and MES functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and scalability that companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers, IQMS provides robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory certification and compliance. IQMS achieves this by delivering traditional ERP functionality for accounting, sales orders, material requirements, inventory, and purchasing, plus extended native features for CRM, human resources, production scheduling, shop floor control, warehouse and quality modules. With offices across North America, Europe, and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more information, please visit https://www.iqms.com.