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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

scrap computers  centers to automatically report scrap and production. “Not Invented Here” Attitude One of the key tenets of IQMS’ success has been a laser-sharp vertical industry focus, of which I have always been a big proponent, in general. Namely, when the company started in 1989, it initially catered solely to injection molding  manufacturers. This focus has allowed IQMS developers to focus deeply on the requirements of this esoteric market segment and really gain subject-matter expertise on the idiosyncratic

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