Manufacturer of the Year Award Again Presented to IQMS Customer

For the second year in a row, an IQMS customer is named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturing Leadership Council

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software and MES developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and relationships, today announced that last week, IQMS customer Plastic Molding Technology (PMT) was honored with the Manufacturer of the Year Award (small enterprise) at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fla. PMT shared the stage with large enterprise winner, The Boeing Company, for implementing the most transformational projects of the competition. This is the second year in a row that an IQMS customer has taken home the top prize.

PMT received top marks by the Manufacturing Leadership Council for two business transforming projects. The first was a comprehensive continuous improvement initiative that included the implementation of the ERP and MES solution EnterpriseIQ, employee training programs, a new mold storage system and processes, inventory accuracy improvements and cost-of-quality initiatives. The second was a multi-dimensional sustainability project that when combined with the first initiative, delivered significant and ongoing savings as well as new business.

In addition to PMT, three other IQMS customers were recognized last week for their outstanding performance. In the Engineering Production Technology category, Micro Mold Co., Inc. won for its lights-out, fully-automated manufacturing workcell initiative and Protoplast, Inc. was praised for its innovative new injection transfer blow technology. Additionally, Poly-Cast Plastics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was honored in the Enterprise Technology category for its use of EnterpriseIQ's financial management modules to maintain rigorous PRC tax standards.

"It is a very proud moment to sit at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala and see our customers being recognized with (and in some cases triumphing over) some of the largest, most influential manufacturers in our nation," said Daniele Fresca, IQMS director of marketing. "As evenings like last week demonstrate, no matter the type or scope of their project, IQMS is always willing and able to support our customers as they compete and succeed."

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor companies and individuals who are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Breakthrough projects are entered into specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Seven of the Manufacturing Leadership Award categories are for outstanding projects undertaken and completed by a manufacturing company and four of the categories recognize the achievements of individual manufacturing executives. For more information about the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, please visit:

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, a unit of Frost Sullivan, is the world’s first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services -- including the Manufacturing Executive website, an online global business network with 5,300 members around the world; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of more than 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit – Bold Ideas for a Better Future; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. More information at

About IQMS

For the past 25 years, IQMS has been designing and developing manufacturing ERP software for the repetitive, process and discrete industries. Today, IQMS provides a comprehensive real-time ERP software and MES solution to the automotive, medical, 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, including accounting, quality control, supply chain, CRM and eBusiness. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more information, please visit

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Daniele Fresca, Director of Marketing IQMS


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