IQ Production

Production-level tracking and reporting

IQ Production is a comprehensive software solution that provides operational visibility and control across jobs, machines, operators, and shifts throughout an entire mail manufacturing environment.

Product Overview

Centralized Operational Visibility, Control, and Responsiveness

IQ Production utilizes a user-defined dashboard to provide a centralized view of your entire operation, including equipment utilization summaries, a color-coded red, yellow, green status of each item, and the capability to drill down into additional item details and metrics. IQ Production also maintains your entire environment’s long-term audit trails to ensure your business adheres to regulation compliance.

IQ Metrics

Ensure your production environment is performing optimally, always.

IQ Metrics provides management with the tools needed to analyze performance efficiencies across various jobs, machines, operators, and shifts in real-time. Measure performance metrics across jobs, machines, operators, and shifts against baseline throughputs. IQ Metrics normalizes efficiency measures across varying job and machine types, while feeding data required for pay-for-performance automation.

IQ Workflow

Streamline operational workflows and enable enhanced functionality

IQ Workflow is a template-based software that automates the definition and management of operational workflows with an unlimited number of customizable templates for various job and process. Streamline the setup, tracking, and validation processes to make your mail production operation as efficient as possible.

IQ Workflow also lays down the foundation for additional, enhanced functionality, like quality assurance and materials management.

IQ Workflow is a template-based software that automates the definition and management of operational workflows with an unlimited number of customizable templates for various job and process. Streamline the setup, tracking, and validation processes to make your mail production operation as efficient as possible.

IQ Workflow also lays down the foundation for additional, enhanced functionality, like quality assurance and materials management.

IQ Quality Assurance

Simplify quality assurance processes throughout the production process

IQ Quality Assurance is a customizable functionality within IQ Workflow. This centralized system provides dynamic reporting to reduce rework and lower your overall operating costs. Automate quality inspection processes and electronically tie them to each job for historical, regulatory, and compliance verification. Using permission-based QA reporting, mail manufacturers can test and process performances by job, customer, and application to ensure that every single communication is accounted for.

IQ Materials Management

Ensure the right material is at the right machine at the right time

IQ Material Management is an enhanced functionality within IQ Workflow that automates and digitalizes material planning, delivery, and management. Eliminate the need for hardcopy job dockets on the production floor and provide operators with a digitalized visualization of required materials needed for the next job. This enhanced functionality also systematically catalogs production materials to ensure that job setup is as efficient as possible.

IQ Notification

Inform key stakeholders of critical production challenges

IQ Notification ensures that stakeholders are automatically informed of critical performance occurrences, including SLA’s, workflow requirements, and/or resource utilization. This alerting function helps keep everyone informed of key operational conditions and events to ensure rapid response to potential issues to your operation.

Deployment Flexibility

Securely deploy and manage however you need it

With deployment capabilities ranging from cloud to on-premise, or across multiple sites, we’ll ensure that you will meet any organizational or regulatory standards, regardless of which infrastructure you choose.  

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As a service-focused organization with a national footprint, Bell and Howell delivers comprehensive solutions for retail automated pickup, production mail, and industrial automation. We exist to help customers increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve their customer experience.