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Phillips Plastics Corporation Implements IQMS for ERP Solution
Jul 15, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)


PASO ROBLES, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- IQMS, a leader in the design and development of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, is the ERP solution provider of choice for Phillips Plastics Corporation, an award-winning, custom injection molder based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Phillips selected EnterpriseIQ, the widely-used, single-source ERP software solution by IQMS, because the system offered ease-of-use and manufacturing-specific functionality. Phillips has already implemented EnterpriseIQ in five of its 15 facilities. Designed to meet the unique needs of plastics processors, EnterpriseIQ offers Phillips a better functional fit over its previous system, which could no longer be upgraded and was not expressly designed for injection molders.

"At Phillips we are committed to meeting our customers' expectations for quality, service, cost, and time-to-market. An integral part of our strategy involves lean/six sigma, enabled in part with effective systems such as EnterpriseIQ," says Arnie DeWitt, the company's Chief Information Officer. "The best systems in the world can fail when they are not embraced by the user community. EnterpriseIQ is easy to use plus it provides the tools we need to run our business leaner and more effectively."

EnterpriseIQ is backed by decades of industry experience and is relied upon by thousands of users at plastics processors like Phillips worldwide. EnterpriseIQ offers a host of powerful features designed to address the unique needs of plastics processors, including: real-time production monitoring, industry-specific bills of materials, drag-and-drop graphical scheduling, multi-tool and family-tool functionality, regrind usage and consumption features, shelf life management, supply chain management and more -- all designed to enhance plastics processing productivity.

In its extensive search for a replacement ERP system, Phillips chose EnterpriseIQ over a variety of other ERP products. Phillips' EnterpriseIQ package is a combination of core system functionality as well as modules typically found as "bolt-ons" in other third-party systems. Functionality such as electronic data interchange (EDI), credit card processing, fixed assets, quality, and product lifecycle management (PLM) will keep Phillips lean and agile. And because the EnterpriseIQ system is single-source, meaning it is developed and supported by IQMS, it costs less and is easier to maintain than typical third-party systems.

"With our roots firmly in plastics manufacturing, we at IQMS thoroughly understand the industry, from injection molding and extrusion to compounding and thermoforming," says Randy Flamm, President and founder of IQMS. "It's from this understanding that we've developed EnterpriseIQ to meet exacting standards for on-time delivery, order accuracy, quality and pricing. At IQMS, we constantly keep the pulse of the plastics industry and enhance our product features accordingly so that customers like Phillips and others can stay competitive in today's global economy."

About Phillips Plastics

Phillips Plastics Corporation is a forty-three year-old custom injection molder of plastic and metal with annual sales of over $260 million. The Company employs 1,600 people in 15 locations throughout the United States, occupying over 620,000 square feet, including design centers in Wisconsin and California, and provides complete services from concept design, rapid prototyping, and tooling through production, assembly, packaging and distribution to virtually every market. http://www.phillipsplastics.com

About IQMS

Since 1989, IQMS has been a pioneer in the design and development of ERP software for repetitive, process and discrete manufacturing industries. Today, IQMS provides leading real-time manufacturing, accounting, production monitoring, quality control, supply chain, CRM and eBusiness solutions to the automotive, medical, packaging, consumer goods and other manufacturing markets. The innovative, single-source enterprise software solution, EnterpriseIQ offers real-time front office, accounting, manufacturing and supply chain management in a single database. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. Visit IQMS online at http://www.iqms.com .

IQMS and EnterpriseIQ are trademarks of IQMS. All other brand and product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Daniele Fresca of IQMS, +1-805-227-1122, dfresca@iqms.com

Web site: http://www.iqms.com/ http://www.phillipsplastics.com/