IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

Simplifying ILVS, IPL and ALC for Automotive Manufacturers

Posted by Jason Slater on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

ILVS, IPL, ALC ... A major automotive supplier to Ford, Honda, BMW or Toyota may recognize these acronyms and may frown when reading them. These three and four letter acronyms are often followed by choice four letter words when things go wrong.

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Tags: Automation, Automotive ERP, Barcodes and Labeling, EDI

5 Tips to Successfully Implement Standard Costing

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

You may feel that it is time to make use of your ERP software's automation to quicken the pace of closing out your books at month-end and to maintain your perpetual inventory value. Regardless of whether you pursue standard or actual costing in your manufacturing plant, there is no doubt that implementing costing is critical to understanding where your money is being made and lost on the shop floor. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, Training, Implementation, Financial Management

How Integration Can Bring Together Businesses and Employees

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

When a software provider such as IQMS talks about integration, we are typically referring to the seamless flow of information from function to function (module to module, department to department, etc.) as it relates to data, the database and the application, as well as access to that data. From the database to the plant floor to personal and professional relationships, integration of information is the most efficient way to get things done at the workplace.

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Human Resources

Assembly Manufacturing ERP Implementation - Initial Considerations

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Manufacturing is an ever-changing endeavor. The days of a manufacturer specializing in only one type of process (for example, machining, injection molding or stamping) have evolved into more solutions-based enterprises. IQMS customers are no exception. Despite the recent economic recession, our customers have seen growth in multiple directions as their product offerings and process expertise expands. Clearly, IQMS customers are not afraid of innovation

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, Scheduling, ERP Selection, Production Reporting, Implementation

Actual Versus Standard Costing: Which is Better For Your Plant?

Posted by Tina Jolicoeur on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

At the end of the day, as the truck carrying your freshly manufactured goods pulls away from the dock, you wonder what sort of profit your hard work and quality products delivered. Unfortunately, the costs of running a manufacturing business are not completely straightforward. When you factor in material expenses, overheard such as rent and utilities and employee wages, how do you determine whether you are losing money or making money on each product that you manufacture?

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, Inventory Control, Supply Chain, Shop Floor Control, Financial Management