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Manufacturer Vision Plastics Selects IQMS ERP to Automate Operations

Vision Plastics, Inc. invests in IQMS ERP system to strengthen operational efficiency and inventory management in its ISO 9001:2008 quality-certified manufacturing facility

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – June 8, 2016 – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, today announced that custom injection molder Vision Plastics, Inc. has selected IQMS to optimize its operations. The company is implementing IQMS software, which uniquely combines robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MES functionality into one comprehensive system. The migration to IQMS from its current system supports Vision Plastics’ initiative to automate its inventory control and scheduling of work centers, as well as improve overall operational efficiency in its ISO 9001:2008 quality-certified manufacturing facilities.

Since 1997, Wisconsin-based Vision Plastics has provided comprehensive injection molding services for its customers—getting involved in the earliest stages of concept development, assisting in prototype development, and offering custom-tailored production services. With a commitment to customer satisfaction, the company applies a continuous improvement methodology and kanban system for lean, just-in-time manufacturing. Additionally, Vision Plastics has implemented a production part approval process (PPAP) procedure for communicating and approving production designs and processes before, during, and after manufacture.

For years, Vision Plastics relied on E2 shop system by Shop Tech as its ERP solution. However, much of the inventory management remained a manual process. As a result, the manufacturer would end up either running out of the materials needed to maintain its production schedule or over-ordering subcomponents and raw materials for open orders. To support the continued growth of its business, Vision Plastics realized that it needed to find ERP software with materials requirement planning (MRP) functionality that would automate most if not all of the inventory process and provide a more accurate view of available inventory.

“Our main objectives for implementing an ERP/MRP system are to improve our inventory accuracies, so that we can reduce the need for physical counts and reduce our on-hand inventory levels of raw materials and subcomponents,” explains Laura Popelier, business development coordinator at Vision Plastics, Inc. “We also want to improve visibility into our production tracking with accurate inputs, enhance our operational efficiencies throughout the organization, and increase our overall molding equipment utilization.”

After evaluating offerings from its current provider and other leading ERP companies, Vision Plastics selected IQMS. Key factors in the decision were the fact that IQMS had its roots in manufacturing and that it offered a version of its ERP system tailored for the plastic injection molding industry. Decision-makers at Vision Plastics also appreciated the IQMS systems production floor capabilities, real-time monitoring, and the integration of resource planning and scheduling to meet customer lead times. Equally important, several members of the Vision Plastics senior management team had confidence in IQMS software because they had prior experience with its ERP and MRP functionality.

“When we looked at ERP software solutions, IQMS clearly provided the best fit for our business demands,” Popelier said. “Now we look forward to completing our installation and putting the software into production.”

About Vision Plastics, Inc.

Located in Southeastern Wisconsin, Vision Plastics, Inc. is a custom injection molder company, who is committed to total customer satisfaction by relying on continuous improvement to achieve a value managed relationship. Vision Plastics, Inc., is involved in the earliest stages of concept development, assist in prototype development and offer custom tailored production services as is required to make a program successful. For more information, please visit http://www.visionplastics.net.

About IQMS

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.

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