Medical Device Manufacturer LW Scientific Turns to IQMS ERP Software to Streamline Operations
LW Scientific, Inc. invests in IQMS ERP system to strengthen management, quality assurance, and operational efficiency in its ISO 13485:2003-certified manufacturing facility
PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – June 23, 2016 – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, today announced that LW Scientific, Inc. has selected IQMS to strengthen management and quality assurance across its growing manufacturing operations. A premier provider of medical devices, LW Scientific is implementing IQMS software, which uniquely combines robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MES functionality into one comprehensive system. The transition to IQMS from its current ERP system supports LW Scientific’s initiative to optimize the management of its production schedules, component demands, and forecasts, as well as improve overall operational efficiency in its ISO 13485:2003-certified facility.
Since 1994, Georgia-based LW Scientific has provided a range of medical testing and diagnostic devices that support a range of markets, including the medical industry, reference labs, electronics, veterinary medicine, bioresearch, and epidemiology. With a mission to expand as a manufacturer and supplier through employee development and product innovation, the company has helped to bring made-in-America products to the healthcare industry that are both affordable and effective.
Initially, LW Scientific operated as a distribution company, and the basic ERP system in place generally served its needs. However, with a rapidly growing number of laboratory equipment lines being manufactured in its facility, LW Scientific needed an ERP system that also offered robust features for automating its manufacturing processes, ensuring quality, and providing the insights needed to manage its production schedules and component demands.
“We needed to implement a new ERP system that would reduce the chances of running out of stock in our factory and improve our ability to fulfill a constant stream of orders as quickly as possible to better serve our customers,” explains Laura Templeton, vice president of operations at LW Scientific, Inc. “Equally important was the ability to implement time-saving techniques for determining component usage and have these tasks automated and fused with our ERP system.”
LW Scientific evaluated a number of leading ERP companies, creating a matrix of quoted features and pricing to compare the various offerings. From the company’s analysis, IQMS emerged as the clear winner. One important consideration was the fact that IQMS offered a manufacturing ERP solution tailored for the medical device industry. The selection team at LW Scientific also was impressed with the built-in features for quality assurance and the ability to link its design software with the IQMS ERP system. Additionally, the selection team appreciated the knowledgeable staff at IQMS, who helped them to understand what the ERP could do without overwhelming the team with too many details.
“IQMS offers a robust product at a competitive price point, and we have been impressed by the number of features that the IQMS system offers compared to other solutions we considered,” said Templeton. “We’re confident that IQMS is the right partner to help us drive our future company growth and expansion.”
About LW Scientific, Inc.
Located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, LW Scientific, Inc. (LWS) was established in 1994, as a leading manufacturer of microscopes, centrifuges, video imaging devices, diagnostic test strips, and laboratory products. LW Scientific cares passionately about both people and products, with a mission to expand as a manufacturer and supplier through a combination of employee development and innovative product development. With a distribution network both in the USA and abroad, LWS supplies markets as diverse as laboratory, health care, dental, educational, retail, and industrial inspection. For more information, please visit https://www.lwscientific.com.
IQMS uniquely combines ERP and manufacturing execution system (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.