Rebling Power Connectors desired an extended, single database and industry-specific solution for the highly regulated aerospace and defense industry
PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software and MES developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and relationships, today announced that Rebling Power Connectors has selected IQMS as its new manufacturing ERP and MES software solution. For more than four decades, Rebling Power Connectors has been manufacturing high current battery receptacles and disconnectors for the aviation sector and defense land vehicles, in addition to its custom thermoplastic and thermoset moldings for the medical, consumer products and automotive industries.
Most recently, Rebling Power Connectors was involved in the solution to the lithium battery fires that grounded the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet and halted production. Working directly with Boeing engineers, Rebling Power Connectors offered its engineering experience and new 7009 Hi Temperature connector technology to assist Boeing in finding a containment solution to return the Dreamliner to the air and Boeing back to full production.
Rebling Power Connectors was struggling with a common manufacturing challenge: Too many disconnected software systems required to run its business. Between Access Database©, an obsolete MRP system and numerous spreadsheets to track quality, Rebling Power Connectors was arduously entering production data multiple times across its considerable systems to comply with ISO 9001 requirements.
“We have a very old legacy system, so everything was painful,” said Nate Bower, president at Rebling Power Connectors. “When considering ERP packages, there were some specific pieces to our manufacturing operations that the other systems didn’t address. They offered more of a band-aid workaround, rather than the built-in industry-specific features IQMS offers.”
Rebling Power Connectors is in the process of becoming AS9100 certified. The company will use IQMS’ extended, completely integrated ERP and MES system, EnterpriseIQ, to access its data in one common location. In addition, Rebling Power Connectors plans to take advantage of EnterpriseIQ’s enhanced document control and quality process management tools, wireless warehouse management and inventory control and the RealTime™ Production Monitoring system.
“Aerospace and defense manufacturers deal continuously with strict regulatory requirements,” said Glenn Nowak, vice president at IQMS. “With one comprehensive, extended ERP and MES system such as EnterpriseIQ, Rebling Power Connectors will now be able to comply with ISO 9001, AS9100 and ITAR requirements with ease and peace of mind.”
About Rebling Power Connectors
Since 1962, Rebling Power Connectors has been manufacturing premium quality, high amperage connectors for the commercial aerospace and defense industries. Located in Warrington, Pa., Rebling Power Connectors is a 100 percent employee-owned business specializing in reliable, high current interconnect solutions for demanding applications that have become the standard of the aviation industry. ISO 9001:2008 certified and ITAR registered, Rebling’s products are field proven and meet all appropriate military standards and specifications for reliable performance.
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 and manufacturing ERP software 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.
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