When it comes to unwanted fires, there are two types of people who deal with them: firefighters and fire preventers. The firefighters are people who arrive on the scene with all of their equipment and expertise. They deal with the situation as quickly as possible and emerge from the dowsed fire as heroes. Kids want to be like them and the rest of us respect and admire them.
IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise
IQMS' Automation Department has some additional exciting projects to tell you about. In the first part of this blog series, I mentioned some inside information on the latest technology coming out of the Automation Department, such as RealTime™ Process Monitoring and Android tablet applications. Now I'd like to jump right into some applications that are also sure to be a hit.
As we approach the end of the year (I know, it's too soon), I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the EnterpriseIQ RealTime products. For those who have been with IQMS awhile, you may recall the genesis of our RealTime Machine Monitoring system. It has been going strong for more than 15 years now, with more than 15,000 individual machines reporting at more than 500 customers' facilities.
IQMS' Automation Department has been busy this year. We've been working on some cutting edge applications: RealTime™ Process Monitoring with PLC communication, Android phone applications and EnterpriseIQ shop floor applications for the Android 3.0 tablets! These applications are harnessing the latest technology to transfer data instantly from the shop floor to the EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP software so you can make real-time adjustments instead of reactive recoveries. Below is a look at some of our recently released projects that are significantly assisting our clients in staying lean and competitive, as well as a sneak peek into what is in the pipeline.
My daughter's summer reading assignment was The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. I was thumbing through it and read Law No. 12: The Law of Empowerment. Those who are unsuccessful at this law usually fail at it for one of three reasons, one of them being Resistant to Change.
I can understand where installing the EnterpriseIQ RealTime™ system in your manufacturing plant can seem overwhelming. If you are unfamiliar with electrical wiring, just the terminology alone may seem like you are reading a foreign language. Schematics, ladder diagrams, control logic, relays, diodes, transistors, capacitors, rectifiers, optocouplers, NPN, PNP … what does it all mean?
Everyone recognizes the familiar phrase, "Are we there yet?" and can associate with it from either their childhood or during parenthood. This age old question is typically asked during a family trip or maybe just a long ride to visit family and friends. The responses are usually: "10 minutes less than the last time you asked," "almost," "very soon" or something that I cannot type.
IQMS User Group has officially begun! From November 9th through the 11th, IQMS staff, partners, and EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP users will converge on Las Vegas to discuss industry trends, software development and ideas for enhancement.
Choosing the Architecture
There was no doubt that we needed a bullet-proof architecture for the new product line. I decided this was our chance to start fresh and design a product from the ground up that would be equal to my vision of the all-encompassing manufacturing software system.