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Four of the Most Haunted Manufacturing Facilities in the U.S.

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 07:35 AM

Let's be honest: Old manufacturing facilities are creepy. Relics of a rapidly disappearing industrial past, giant dilapidated plants can be found throughout the United States. The eerie shop floor interiors, row after row of columns supporting vacant warehouses and abandoned ancient machines left to rust away all mix together to create a frightening  (and sometimes haunted!) place.  

During the United States industrial revolution, before OSHA requirements and labor unions, working conditions were extremely difficult and accidents were commonplace. It is many of these fatalities that have led to the urban legends associated with our country's oldest plants. 

In this special Halloween edition of our blog, IQMS researched some of the haunted manufacturing plants across our nation and the rich history behind them. While most of them are still standing and live on through the ghost stories that surround them, one thing is clear: You will never catch me anywhere near them after nightfall!

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Stop Trying to Integrate Your Shop Floor MES and ERP Solutions

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

It seems like one of the recent trends in ERP software functionality is a renewed focus on shop floor control. This trend has prompted many ERP companies to begin selling third-party shop floor systems that are "integrated" with their ERP software.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, Real-Time, ERP Selection, MES, WMS, Shop Floor Control, best of breed

A Quick Overview of Common Cloud Services Options

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Oct 09, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

The term "cloud" has evolved over the years from a vague collection of computer systems interconnected for research and collaboration to a multifaceted and lucrative service platform used to host anything and everything that one can imagine. In addition, there isn't just one cloud anymore, there are now many clouds in existence, both public and private. To go even further, these cloud computing platforms provide different levels of service depending on client needs. Let's take a look at some of the options when talking about cloud services.

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Tags: IT/Data Services, Security, User Group

IQMS User Group 2014 - The Day 1 Experience

Posted by Nicole Smith on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 10:16 PM

Hellllooooooo, Las Vegas! I have been waiting weeks for the arrival of User Group 2014 and finally, after two years in the making, it is here! And let me tell you, Day 1 did not disappoint - It was a whirlwind of networking, learning and fun. If you were unable to attend User Group 2014, let me give you a quick peek into what you missed today:

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, IQMS News, Automation, User Group, Training, WMS

5 Tips to Being a Better Buyer with EnterpriseIQ - Part II

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Oct 02, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

In Part I of this two-part series, I discussed three different tools available when using the EnterpriseIQ software to assist with the purchasing process

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Inventory Control, Supply Chain, Purchasing