Bead Industries to Implement IQMS' Manufacturing ERP Solution

Worldwide manufacturer of precision contact pins for the telecom and electronics industries to gain increased operational visibility and full integration with IQMS

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. -- IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software and MES developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and relationships, today announced that Bead Industries, Inc. has partnered with IQMS to implement EnterpriseIQ ERP to support long-term company growth and increase enterprise-wide visibility. Founded in 1914 as a manufacturer of Bead Chain®, Bead Industries has a strong, innovative and profitable history. By ascribing to the most modern manufacturing techniques, over the years Bead contact pins have contributed to the growth of the radio industry, increased efficiency in billions of fluorescent light bulbs and today makes telecom and printed circuit board equipment more reliable.

Bead's electronics division, Bead Electronics, specializes in high-speed, cold forming of small precision metal contact pins and the automated assembly of custom interconnects. It manufactures end to end, solid-wire and tubular contact pins for the connector, telecom, automotive and lighting industries, specializing in providing pins to important products such as every First Alert smoke detector.

With company growth on the horizon in the form of future anticipated acquisitions, Bead Industries was searching for a better software solution and increased visibility into its operations. After researching a number of ERP vendors, Bead Industries selected IQMS for its industry specificity, user-friendly graphical user interface and full integration of every module, especially quality and customer relationship management (CRM).

"Selecting a new manufacturing ERP system wasn't a decision we made overnight" said Jill Mayer, controller at Bead Industries, Inc. "But when we finally did make a choice, we knew IQMS would be the best fit because the software could grow with us."

To encourage better visibility into its daily operations, Bead Industries is investing in IQMS' RealTime(TM) Production Monitoring solution. By tracking all aspects of production (including total parts created, production time, downtime, rejects and parts remaining) in real time, Bead Industries can proactively take better control of its plant floor as production occurs for optimal manufacturing performance.

"Bead Industries has been a competitive manufacturer, supplier and global leader in the metal industry for almost 100 years," said Glenn Nowak, vice president at IQMS. "We are pleased to be able to support Bead Industries as it celebrates the century mark and positions itself for another successful and rewarding 100 years."

About Bead Industries, Inc.

Bead Industries, Inc., a 98-year-old, family owned company based in Milford, Conn., is comprised of two divisions: Bead Electronics and Bead Chain, as well as a wholly-owned
subsidiary, McGuire Manufacturing Co. Bead Industries supplies authentic Bead Chain® used on vertical blinds, ceiling fan cords, etc., while Bead Electronics manufacturers continuous reel, solid-wire and tubular contact pins for the telecom, automotive, connector and lighting industries. McGuire Manufacturing Co. is a distributor of high quality commercial plumbing supplies.

About IQMS

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, 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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