Stronger compliance with MMOG/LE, manufacturing specific features and a single version of the truth are among the reasons behind AGS Technology's decision to use IQMS
PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, today announced that AGS Technology, Inc has selected the IQMS ERP solution. AGS Technology is a low-cost custom injection molder of parts and assemblies using recycled plastics. Through proprietary processes at its ISO/TS16949 certified facility, AGS Technology keeps some 10 million lbs/year of scrap plastics out of landfills by turning them into fresh auto parts and other durable goods.
The unique raw material business model requires AGS Technology to carry a larger materials inventory, and it must maintain complete materials traceability. Over time, this product complexity, along with significant business growth, began taxing AGS Technology's existing system, which was based primarily on spreadsheets. With the added challenge of overly time-consuming and cumbersome production scheduling, AGS Technology knew it needed a modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
AGS Technology considered a range of ERP solutions, from low-end manufacturing resource planning (MRP) programs to high-end ERP packages. Ultimately, AGS Technology selected IQMS because it offered a common database for all aspects of the business, it was industry-specific to AGS Technology's plastics business processes, and the IQMS system delivered strong quality control features. Additionally, IQMS offered strong compliance with the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) best practices.
"As we grow, our customers are pushing compliance with MMOG/LE to validate that robust material planning and delivery processes are in place to support overall business objectives," said Chris Racelis, owner and vice president of operations at AGS Technology. "IQMS supports those compliance needs, as well as facilitates the flow of information between all business functions. The partnership with IQMS will enable AGS Technology to stay lean, agile and competitive while continuing to serve the needs of its customers."
About AGS Technology, Inc.
AGS Technology is a custom injection molding company specializing in the use of recycled plastics. AGS has positioned itself to be a reliable, low cost producer for OEM and Tier 1 companies in North America for structural plastics parts and assemblies. As a General Motors 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award recipient, AGS Technology delivers only the highest quality products from its 78,000 square foot facility in Batavia, Illinois. For more information, please visit http://agstechnology.com/
IQMS uniquely combines ERP and manufacturing execution system (MES) functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and scalability companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers, IQMS provides robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory certification and compliance. IQMS achieves this by delivering traditional ERP functionality for accounting, sales orders, material requirements, inventory and purchasing, plus extended native features for CRM, human resources, production scheduling, shop floor control, warehouse and quality. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more information, please visit www.iqms.com.