IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

Is This “Light Cocoon” Car the Future of Lightweighting?

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

Recently, IQMS had the opportunity to join a gathering of automotive industry leaders and engineers for a special vehicle unveiling. At the EDAG office in Troy, Michigan, EDAG global CEO, Jörg Ohlsen, presented his company’s newest lightweight concept vehicle: The Light Cocoon. 

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Tags: Automotive ERP

Trailer Manufacturers: Stop Settling for Generic ERP

Posted by John Lutz on Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

truck_trailerTrailer manufacturers are unique in both their processes and business needs. Unfortunately, when it comes to ERP software, trailer makers are typically lumped together with other manufacturing industries (automotive) that are not a good fit for their day-to-day operations.  

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Tags: Inventory Control, ERP Selection, Automotive ERP, best of breed

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

Profiles in Manufacturing Excellence: A Useful Roadmap to Success

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Tonight, manufacturing leaders from around the nation will gather for the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Summit Awards Gala at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida to recognize and celebrate the brightest, most innovative manufacturers in the nation. IQMS will be in attendance to support four of our customers who are being recognized with Manufacturing Leadership Awards in categories that range from Engineering & Production Technology to Operational Leadership to Sustainability. These awards are bestowed by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, a unit of Frost & Sullivan.

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, IQMS News, Automotive ERP, Plastics ERP, White Paper, Implementation, Financial Management

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

Gain Industry-Specific Tools for the New Multifacturing Industry

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

My favorite element of the Olympics is the sense of brotherhood that the games impart. No matter a country's economic status, political conflicts or type of government rule, all issues are temporarily overlooked for two weeks when the world comes together in the spirit of friendship and respect (Well, mostly - this year does mark the 20th anniversary of the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan ice skating soap opera).

The majority of IQMS customers have plant floors that resemble the Olympics. Rather than specializing in one particular process for one particular industry, our clients' manufacturing plants offer a variety of different flavors. While  40 to 50 percent of IQMS customers specialize in producing parts for the automotive industry and 30+ percent concentrate on the medical industry, a whopping 90 percent of our customers cross multiple industry segments. It is a case of multiple manufacturing processes, or "multifacturing."

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, ERP Selection, Automotive ERP, Plastics ERP

EDI in the Lean Supply Chain

Posted by John Asi on Fri, May 07, 2010 @ 01:13 PM

Successful companies have always been on the search for ways to streamline their business processes and run their daily operations as efficiently as possible.   These companies know that their success as a business relies on how efficiently they interface within the supply chain and adapt to demand as needed.  The brutal economy that crippled companies around the world last year and the slow recovery that has followed has forced many companies to evaluate how they operate within the supply chain and find ways to increase their productivity while keeping the cost of doing business down.  EDI is a powerful tool in streamlining business processes and providing cost savings in the right environment.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Supply Chain, ERP, Automotive ERP, eCommerce/EDI

Industry Specific ERP Translates to a Competitive Advantage

Posted by Daniele Fresca on Thu, Apr 08, 2010 @ 04:41 AM

This is the year!  You have decided you are going to evaluate your existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or make the leap to buy a new one. Congratulations. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, Supply Chain, ERP, Automotive ERP, Plastics ERP

Shedding Light on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Posted by John Asi on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 @ 08:47 AM

Electronic Data Interchange.  The words by themselves are common and simple, but once you put them together, they can be intimidating.  Let's cover a very brief history regarding EDI and shed some light on how it came into existence.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, ERP, Automotive ERP, eCommerce/EDI