Since opening its doors in 1984, Donnelly Custom Manufacturing has played the short-run game to win. The custom manufacturer's ability to overcome challenges such as compressed lead-times, fast change overs and the demands of just-in-time inventory management have led to tremendous growth. Unfortunately, this growth eventually began outpacing Donnelly's legacy ERO system's capabilities.
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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.
From straightforward pallet wrapper applications to complex and robust distribution systems, automation has a foothold in the competitive, modern manufacturing environment. Through applications that integrate seamlessly into your enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting and creating custom programs that make production faster, easier and more accurate.
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.
You have invested in a new ERP system, endured the implementation process and have begun using the software to manage your business. But somewhere along the line, you start to lose momentum. Slowly, without realizing it, your employees begin reverting to their old ways and processes. Frustrations with the system surface and suddenly, you find that your ERP software is not performing as you had envisioned. As more time goes by, you realize that your ERP system is failing your needs. How did this happen?
Selecting a new ERP software system used to be about fit and function. But today, prospective clients also have to perform an extensive appraisal of the method of deployment. There are two primary ERP software purchasing options: Software as a Service (Saas) and Traditional Purchased. What are the differences between the two and which software delivery method is best for you?
Congratulations, you have selected a new ERP software system. Now comes the hard part – implementing your investment! The successful and timely implementation of a new ERP solution is not a process to be taken lightly. But where do you begin? To help you make the most of your implementation process, IQMS has gathered together advice and best practices from its highly-skilled team of application specialists into one essential whitepaper titled, “Implementation Tips from the Trenches.”
On Tuesday, we highlighted a whitepaper with valuable tips to help you select the ultimate ERP vendor. Today, we are offering a detailed eBook to everyone out there who has already selected a new manufacturing ERP system and is about to embark on the implementation process. Titled, “Project Management Tips for Successful ERP Implementations,” our eBook is chocked full of advice to help keep your project on time and on budget.
In our new whitepaper titled, “Become an ERP Sleuth. Do Your Due Diligence When Selecting a New ERP Vendor,” IQMS reveals the secrets behind finding the best fit when selecting a new ERP partner. Inside the paper, you will find a necessary list of clues that should be examined when researching potential new ERP vendors, such as:
In today’s cost-conscious environment, many companies are looking to save money. Nowhere is that more true than in the manufacturing sector, where a combination of decreased demand, increased wages and offshoring operations have diminished traditional, U.S.-based operations. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems come under fire in this environment, and those controlling the purse strings look at manufacturing ERP software pricing as a final decision-making point.