|[February 26, 2013]
Record-Breaking Number of IQMS Customers Receive ML100 Awards
PASO ROBLES, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
ERP software and MES
developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and
relationships, today announced that six pioneering IQMS customers will
be honored with a record-breaking eight individual Manufacturing
Leadership 100 (ML100) awards this year. In coordination with the 2013
Manufacturing Leadership Summit, the ML100 recipients will be
recognized during a black-tie gala at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla.
on May 15. IQMS' impressive winners include:
Plastics, Inc., a blow molder of tight-head storage containers for
the chemicals and food industries, earned its ML100 distinction in the
Sustainability category. Through a special multi-layer production
machine and its proprietary Thickness Compensation System, KLW Plastics
created a container with 60 percent post-consumer resin. It is the first
container on the market to contain post-consumer resin and earn
Department of Transportation (DOT) approval.
Plastics, Inc. was honored in the Operational Excellence category
for its company-wide Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) implementation.
Through a variety of QRM initiatives, including a heavy reliance on
IQMS' ERP reports and functionality, total solutions manufacturer,
Nicolet Plastics, has embraced a relentless emphasis on lead time
reduction, which has led to lower inventory levels, higher margins, more
competitive pricing and increased market positioning.
Components, Inc. (PCI (News - Alert)) was recognized in the Operational Excellence
category for its completely unattended, state-of-the-art lights out
facility. Through an automated material handling system, overhead
cranes, production robots an automated packaging system, IQMS' RealTime
Production Monitoring system and network cameras, PCI is currently
running its new plant without any human interaction of any kind.
Specializing in the production of tight tolerance, precisely engineered
components, PCI has yet to register a quality defect from components
produced at the new lights out facility.
Inc., a manufacturer of thermoplastic components for primarily the
electronic and medical industries, received a ML100 honor in two
categories this year. The first was in the Operational Excellence
category for its collaboration with IQMS' Automation Department
programming staff on an automated production labeling and tool tracking
initiative. The second was in the Sustainability category for Plastikos'
implementation of environmentally friendly practices across its entire
enterprise to greatly reduce waste and conserve energy.
Products Co. was also a winner in two separate categories. Thogus'
president, Matt Hlavin, was named one of the ML100's Manufacturing
Entrepreneurs for his exemplary work starting three separate sister
companies under the Thogus umbrella while simultaneously growing Thogus
to a new level of success, as well as his passion for his employees and
the industry as a whole. Thogus was then acknowledged in the
Game-Changing Technologies category for its unique internal marketing
department that is embracing social media platforms, expanding brand
awareness, increasing organic web traffic and securing Thogus'
competitive hold in the marketplace.
Manufacturing, specialists in the production of cost-effective, high
quality decorative badges for the automotive industry, achieved praise
in the Information Leadership category for the re-embracement of its ERP
software. At initial implementation, rapid company growth focused
Tribar's time and energies into different projects. The ML100 award
celebrates Tribar's honest recounting of its dilemma, but more
importantly, its recent concentrated effort to embrace, utilize and
deploy IQMS' EnterpriseIQ ERP system to fully take advantage of all it
has to offer and make strides in various areas of growth and improvement.
"The breadth of IQMS customers who are being honored and the scope of
their projects this year are very impressive. From every walk of
manufacturing, our winners are demonstrating achievements that truly
shape the future," said Glenn Nowak, vice president at IQMS. "We
celebrate their accomplishments and recognition as industry innovators
who continue to lead the way in American manufacturing."
For more information about the Manufacturing Leadership 100 award
winners, please visit: http://www.ml100awards.com/
Since 1989, IQMS has been designing and developing manufacturing ERP
software for the repetitive, process and discrete industries. Today,
IQMS provides a comprehensive real-time MES
ERP software solution to the automotive,
packaging, consumer goods and other manufacturing
markets. The innovative, extended single-database enterprise
software solution, EnterpriseIQ, offers a scalable system designed to
adeptly grow with the client and complete business functionality,
and eBusiness. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS
serves manufacturers around the world.
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