IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

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

How Proper Label Controls Can Help Your Manufacturing Plant

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 08:46 AM

I am fortunate to be able to call myself the Mom of a beautiful baby girl named Avery. Upon meeting her for the first time, many acquaintances compared her name to the label and office supply producer of the same moniker. Some even followed this parallel with a joke along the lines of: Well, that's a name that will "stick!" And even though I groaned at these jokes, they did later get me thinking about labels.

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Inventory Control, Automotive ERP, Barcodes and Labeling, WMS, Shop Floor Control

How Can Prospective Businesses Tell If You Are Good at Manufacturing?

Posted by Glenn Nowak on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

How do you find and win new business for your manufacturing plant? Do you rely on sales people making cold calls, a strong website with inbound marketing and SEO or customer referrals? When you are prospecting new companies, how do they know that you are a better manufacturer than your competitor four states away?

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Tags: IQMS, User Group, best of breed

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

What is the Value of Real-Time Data in Manufacturing?

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

What do you consider real-time information? For some manufacturers, accurate data can only be acquired when a shift ends and the production reports are logged or the data from the shop floor is uploaded, resulting in an unfortunate up to eight hour "real-time" reality. For others, the real-time information range is shorter, spanning between four to six hours, depending on the design and technology limitations of their reporting software.

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Tags: Inventory Control, Real-Time, Scheduling, Automation, MES, White Paper