Automated labeling, quality control, and mold tracking nets Plastikos an award


Recognition is a great reward for hard work, and the team members of Plastikos Inc., an Erie, PA-based custom injection molder, couldn't be more proud of being awarded the 2012 Manufacturing Success Award from ERP software developer IQMS.

Philip A. Katen, president and GM at Plastikos told PlasticsToday that he was truly "excited and pleasantly surprised given the impressive competition that we faced" when the company received the award at a reception held at the IQMS User Group 2012 in Las Vegas on Oct. 16. "I couldn't be more proud of everyone on the Plastikos team who played a vital role on our project," Katen said.

Plastikos nominated a three-phase continuous improvement project to the Manufacturing Success committee: Automated IQMS Production Label Generation; Automated Real-Time Dispositioning at the Press; and Automated Mold Tracking via Barcode Labeling. All three phases were completed over a period of several years. With the implementation of each phase, Plastikos achieved greater efficiencies, better productivity and higher quality both internally and for its customers....
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