Enhancing Business Decisions via Real-Time Data

Kaddas Enterprises turns to IQMS (DELMIAWORKS) to improve efficiency on the shop floor, reduce scrap rates, and improve planning and reporting at every level.

 Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kaddas Enterprises, Inc. is the industry leader in wildlife and asset protection, manufacturing more than 300 BirdguarD™ products, which are used by power utility companies worldwide. Since 2013, the woman-owned company has grown its export business by an average of 400 percent.

Business Growth Limited by Lack of Real-Time Data

While Kaddas is best known for BirdguarD, the company specializes in thermoform plastic manufacturing for a range of industries, including utility, aviation, transportation and medical—continuing to focus on new products and areas to expand its custom solutions. For years, Kaddas managed the manufacturing of these various products via a legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. However, as the manufacturer continued its rapid growth, employees increasingly were affected by limitations of the system.

A top concern with the old ERP system was the inability to get real-time information from Kaddas’ machines, which impeded decision-making. Using the old system, employees also were unable to track scrap efficiently, and they had to make too many manual calculations on the pulls of its machines in determining production capacity. Moreover, data from the legacy ERP system had to be imported into separate accounting software, making it difficult to get a unified view of the business.

Over time, it became clear that Kaddas would need to migrate to a new ERP system in order to get the detailed information needed to make better business decisions. Because the manufacturer’s Director of Operations previously had good experiences in implementing and using IQMS (now renamed DELMIAWORKS), Kaddas’ executives decided to evaluate it first before looking at other solutions.

“After reviewing our requirements for a new ERP system and conducting our internal due diligence, it was clear that the comprehensive functionality of IQMS ERP software ticked off all our boxes,” said John R. Adams, Kaddas Enterprises CFO / General Counsel.

Moving forward, Kaddas expects IQMS to play a central role in driving improvements across five areas: efficiency on the shop floor, scrap rates, planning and scheduling of machines, inventory tracking, and reporting at every level.

Adams notes, “We are confident that IQMS is the best fit for our business, and it will give us the flexibility to add more as we grow.”

About Kaddas Enterprises, Inc.

Since 1966, Kaddas Enterprises, Inc. has been a leader in thermoform plastic manufacturing. From its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kaddas utilizes high-quality materials and innovative design to develop products and solutions for a wide variety of industries, including utility, aviation, transportation and medical, while maintaining its dedication to sustainable business practices. The industry leader in wildlife and asset protection, Kaddas manufactures more than 300 BirdguarD™ products used by power utility companies around the globe. To learn more, visit www.kaddas.com.

ERP Fit and Function Checklist

For more than 25 years, IQMS has been designing and developing manufacturing ERP software for the repetitive, process and discrete industries. Today, IQMS provides a comprehensive real-time ERP software and MES solution to the automotive, medical, packaging, consumer goods and other manufacturing markets. The extended single-database enterprise software solution, EnterpriseIQ, offers a scalable system designed to grow with the client and complete business functionality, including accounting, quality control, supply chain, shop floor, CRM and eBusiness. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more information, please visit iqms.com.