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Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Selects CEBOS QMS


Orchid Orthopedic Solutions recently selected CEBOS MQ1 Elements Life Sciences solution to automate its quality management system (QMS) and ensure compliance with industry-specific quality standards. Orchid is a worldwide provider of contract design and manufacturing for the orthopedic and medical device markets.

qms  Orthopedic Solutions Selects CEBOS QMS Orchid Orthopedic Solutions recently selected CEBOS MQ1 Elements Life Sciences solution to automate its quality management system (QMS) and ensure compliance with industry-specific quality standards. Orchid is a worldwide provider of contract design and manufacturing for the orthopedic and medical device markets. It provides expertise in design and development, quality and regulatory support, implant manufacture, advanced machining, plastics technology, instrument Read More

SYSPRO ERP Version 6.1: A New Release for People Being Visionary and Pragmatic-At the Same Time


About two years ago, my colleague P.J. Jakovljevic wrote a blog post about SYSPRO, which started with the description of a very interesting strategy that the enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor used to target its customers: PragmaVision. By introducing this concept, SYSPRO was showing that their product addresses the needs of decision makers that are both visionary (ready to embrace new

qms  in process, the new QMS module addresses the needs for quality management procedures and processes. The user interface has been enhanced in Version 6.1, allowing administrators and end users to personalize their working environment. Toolbars forms, panes, and views can be customized, VBscripting has been enhanced and all this can be done based on user roles. Customization can go even further, with the option to add actions, multimedia objects, help, and standard fields to forms. Enterprise performance Read More

Alpha Packaging Implements InfinityQS ProFicient for Manufacturing Intelligence


Alpha Packaging, a manufacturer and decorator of bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and automotive chemical, and niche food and beverage markets, has selected InfinityQS ProFicient to automate data collection, take control of quality, and achieve visibility across its manufacturing operations. The company has deployed InfinityQS ProFicient at two plants

qms  offers a lot of QMS functionality. In general, the company’s strengths lie in the manufacturing operations management (MOM) subset of QMS functionality, as its enterprise quality hub, ProFicient, delivers real-time visibility from the shop floor, across the enterprise, and into the supply chain. The previous system was considered outdated and archaic because it did not allow Alpha Packaging to capture real-time data from machines, so the company had to evaluate data from the finished product instead of Read More

Dassault Systèmes Announces DELMIA’s Apriso Quality Solution


Dassault Systèmes recently announced DELMIA’s Apriso Quality Solution, which includes enterprise quality management software (EQMS) and professional services that expand the reach of traditional quality management systems to the global shop floor, across the supply chain, and up to executives. Get the details in P.J. Jakovljevic’s blog post.

qms  cost.   EQMS vs. QMS   Historically, manufacturing plants have managed quality locally by setting their own goals and processes, and reporting to corporate as needed. In this scenario, data might be accurate at the plant level, but in aggregate this data has been inconsistent, unreliable, and not current. Needless to say, this approach isn’t ideal, as in today’s manufacturing world, executives need a real-time enterprise view of quality across plants, regions, and suppliers to manage brand quality, Read More

Vitatech Enhances Quality Control with QAD ERP Upgrade


Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc., a vitamin and supplement formulation company, recently implemented the new quality capabilities in QAD Enterprise Applications. The enhanced QAD quality control framework allows Vitatech to track and report on ingredients used in different lots, batches, and stages of its manufacturing processes.

qms  moving across other key QMS functions in QAD Enterprise Applications. Read More

Manufacturing Systems with an IQ: Beating the Odds, Mightily - Part 1


Some time in mid-2005 TEC published a six part article on IQMS, a relatively small and obscure enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor based in Paso Robles, California (US), with offices across North America (i.e., in Chicago, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (i.e., Sweden and with recently announced indirect presence in the UK) and Asia (i.e., China and Taiwan). Some readers were likely wondering

qms  a six part article on IQMS , a relatively small and obscure enterprise resource planning (ERP ) vendor based in Paso Robles, California (US), with offices across North America (i.e., in Chicago, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (i.e., Sweden and with recently announced indirect presence in the UK ) and Asia (i.e., China and Taiwan). Some readers were likely wondering why I “made so much mileage” out of a seemingly unimportant vendor of fewer than 70 employees and with only a few hundred customers at the Read More

Siemens PLM Software Acquires Camstar MES


Siemens PLM Software recently announced an agreement to acquire Camstar Systems, Inc., one of the proven market leaders in enterprise manufacturing execution systems (MES) software. The acquisition will build on Siemens’ industrial digitalization strategy by broadening its integrated product development and production automation solutions for the electronics, semiconductor, and medical device industries.

qms  enterprise quality management system (QMS), Camstar and SIMATIC IT are more directly MES/manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems. Siemens will focus Camstar on electronics, semiconductor, and medical devices, and the SIMATIC IT platform on the other key industries, primarily process industries. In that sense Camstar fills a gap Siemens has had in the electronics, semiconductor, and medical devices industries, and fits with both Siemens’ industry-oriented approach and its digitalization vision Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace and global “platform” player in selected industries in the Dynamics ERP lineup. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

qms  ), Quality Management Systems (QMS ), and even Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Retail Store Management Systems with the same, centralized and rigid ’Administrative ERP’ solution. The resulting software implementations have proven too costly and unwieldy to tailor to local processes with exacting needs and adapt to the continuous changes, ad-hoc workflows, and collaboration needed to address the process exceptions that have become the norm in day-to-day manufacturing, store, branch, or Read More

Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 1


The software as a service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, quite outperforming its on-premise counterpart in this tough economic environment. Consider customer relationship management (CRM), transportation management, talent management, payroll processing, travel and expense (T@E) management, strategic sourcing and procurement, and many

qms  and  quality management systems (QMS)  for the shop floor; CRM for sales and marketing; SCM for procurement; and ERP for finance and management. In terms of capabilities, the on-demand solution features  product lifecycle management (PLM)  functions such as program and change management; CRM features such as order entry and tracking;  manufacturing execution systems (MES)  functions such as production scheduling and  programmable logic controller (PLC)  and  supervisory control and data Read More

IQMS EnterpriseIQ 7.8 ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing Certification Report


The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ 7.8 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

qms  EnterpriseIQ 7.8 ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing Certification Report The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ 7.8 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in Read More

Cloud ERP’s Plex Has Record 2013, Aims Higher for 2014


Plex reported another record year in 2013, adding 59 new customers and growing to nearly 400 corporate clients representing more than 1,100 manufacturing production operations worldwide (in more than 20 countries). P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look back at 2013 and ahead for 2014 for the cloud-based ERP provider.

qms  Integrated ERP, MES, and QMS Still a Rare Offering   Plex pioneered cloud solutions for the shop floor, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems, and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation, and reduce IT costs. The vendor still has a great foundation in the automotive industry, and the investment in marketing and industries is specifically designed to take the capabilities it has built into new areas. The results are terrific thus far, specifically Read More

ProfitKey in 2014—the Manufacturing ERP Solution’s New Look and Status


Two years in the life of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company can make a huge difference. That is particularly true in the case of ProfitKey International (PKI). Two years or so since our last in-person briefing at the company’s Salem, New Hampshire head office, the vendor seems to have shaken off two major issues that have long plagued it.

qms  (MES), quality management system (QMS), and multi-media document management capabilities (see screenshots below, click for larger images).   In addition to Epicor, Made2Manage, and Infor VISUAL, ProfitKey also competes with Global Shop Solutions, Shoptech E2, Exact JobBOSS, Jobscope , and ECi M1 . For North American discrete MTO and ETO manufacturing companies in single locations or multiple independent locations, ProfitKey seems to be a very good fit. One shortcoming that the vendor intends to address Read More

Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started


For manufacturers, barcoding carries with it numerous benefits, including increased accuracy, efficiency, and traceability, along with easier adherence to customer or regulatory requirements. Discover how implementing barcoding as part of an integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution can help manufacturing companies of all sizes, and in many different industries, improve operations and business performance.

qms  and Quality Management Systems (QMS) for the shop floor, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for sales and marketing, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, and ERP for finance and management. Plex Online''s fully integrated model delivers a shop floor to top floor view of a manufacturer''s operations, enabling management to run its business at maximum efficiency.   About Plex Online Plex Online, built on a Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud model, offers more than 400 functions, providing Read More