Airlite Plastics selects single-source extended ERP software solution from IQMS

Airlite Plastics Co has selected IQMS due to its solid reputation for customer-driven service and manufacturing infrastructure to support Airlite’s future growth.

A privately-held, family owned company headquartered in Omaha, Neb. for more than 60 years, Airlite Plastics and its 850 highly skilled employees manufacture containers and lids for food packaging, drink cups and lids, polystyrene coolers, insulated concrete form (ICF) blocks, profile and sheet extrusion and other custom plastic products.

Airlite Plastics’ legacy software was a combination of commercial and custom built applications that were creating challenges. Difficulties supporting custom built applications and integrating many different versions of the software encouraged Airlite Plastics to seek out an ERP system that specialised in manufacturing and could support all of its separate business divisions and business lines.

“IQMS is a customer driven company and our selection experience was very positive. We reviewed 10 to 12 ERP software packages before selecting IQMS,” said Scott Reeves, director of information technology at Airlite Plastics Co. “IQMS had a good reputation as an ERP company and its EnterpriseIQ ERP package was tailored to our industry-specific manufacturing needs. It was a good fit for our growing company.”

Airlite Plastics is continuously expanding its operations, including the recent acquisition of a company in Nazareth, Pa. To assist in its current and future growth, Airlite Plastics is taking full advantage of the extended offerings that IQMS offers, including modules for quality control, shipping management, EDI, human resources management and wireless RealTime Production Monitoring.

“Last year, Airlite Plastics produced and decorated an impressive 1.5 billion units,” said Glenn Nowak, vice president at IQMS. “As Airlite Plastics continues to expand, our extended manufacturing ERP software will help them monitor, track and shape each one of those products while supporting all aspects of their business, every step of the way.”