IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

How Do We Get the Youth of Today Interested in Manufacturing?

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

Constantly striving to learn and improve, IQMS' management team follows a wide variety of blogs written by industry and subject matter experts. Over the past year, we have been struck by a number of articles that we feel need to be shared with our readers. From topics we consider very important to columns that we found inspirational or simply couldn't have said better ourselves, this new blog series is devoted to some of our favorite writers. We hope you enjoy the articles as much as we did.

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Tags: IQMS, Training, Human Resources

6 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Workload

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 10:23 AM

Constantly striving to learn and improve, IQMS' management team follows a wide variety of blogs written by industry and subject matter experts. Over the past year, we have been struck by a number of articles that we feel need to be shared with our readers. From topics we consider very important to columns that we found inspirational or simply couldn't have said better ourselves, this new blog series is devoted to some of our favorite writers. We hope you enjoy the articles as much as we did.

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Tags: IQMS, Human Resources

IQMS Celebrates the Veterans Working in Our Manufacturing Industry

Posted by Nicole Smith on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

Today, Americans across the nation are celebrating the countless veterans who have served our country. And we are not alone. Veterans Day in the United States coincides with other holidays across the world, such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, to mark the formal end of World War I on November 11, 1918.

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Human Resources

Is Money the Most Important Factor in Choosing Your Next Career?

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

“Show me the money!” – Rod Tidwell (Jerry Maguire)

There are several factors people consider when making a career move: Salary, location, job fit, job security, benefits, fellow employees and more.

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Tags: IQMS, Human Resources

Use Alignment to Increase Confidence in Your Company's Direction

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Aug 07, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

Are you and your company going in the right direction? Or are you “dog-tracking,” as when the wheels on your car don’t square correctly with each other, and the steering and ride of the vehicle becomes erratic? Do you find it necessary to always steer one way or another, like tacking on a sailboat?

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Tags: Human Resources

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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A Look at IQMS' Growth: How Long Until Our Size Doubles Again?

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Back in late 2011, when we began the planning process for our second building at our IQMS corporate headquarters in Paso Robles, we prepared workforce projections for two years, five years and 10 years, based on our then-current headcount and our projected growth. Being conservative optimists, we decided on straight-line appreciation at 20 percent year upon year (44 percent over the first two years). When we completed the calculations and looked at all those numbers, we were excited about the prospects. The rewards of our corporate philosophy on long term decision-making were manifesting in an increasing headcount. 

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Are You Limiting Your Opportunities When Searching For a Tech Job?

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

Fear of the unknown can be a limiting factor or it can be stimulation for growth. Risk is inherent with any enterprise (we all know about the risk/reward ratio and the opportunity/cost matrix). Venturing into the unknown, or less-well defined, can instigate growth and advancement and taking a shot into the dark, into the unknown, can bring unimagined rewards.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, Training, Human Resources

Are We Done Growing Yet? (No, and a Long Way From It!)

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 09:25 AM

We should have been enjoying the last days of summer in a languid bliss of sun, sand and surf, but here at IQMS, we have spent another season growing in every direction!

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Tags: IQMS, IQMS News, Training, CRM, Human Resources

Managing Growth: Interview Spotlight with IQMS Director Elizabeth Alflen

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, May 30, 2013 @ 08:28 AM

Today we continue our latest blog series offering a peek into the daily lives of IQMS’ directors. From human resources to testing and training to development, meet the key department leaders who are molding our company’s future and continually advancing the EnterpriseIQ ERP and MES software.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, Human Resources