Detector Technology turns to IQMS integrated ERP and MES system to optimize inventory control, scheduling, on-time delivery, and communications between sites and departments

 PASO ROBLES, Calif.—IQMS, a developer of manufacturing ERP and manufacturing execution system (MES) software, reported that Detector Technology, Inc. (DeTech) has selected IQMS to gain the company-wide visibility needed to optimize the operations of its expanding business. DeTech is implementing IQMS EnterpriseIQ software, which combines robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MES functionality into one comprehensive system, IQMS said in a press release.

DeTech (, headquartered in Palmer, Massachusetts,  is a global ISO 9001-certified manufacturer that specializes in channel electron multipliers for vacuum assemblies; glass extrusion and fabrication for the fiber optic community; motion control products, and contract clean room assembly. With the move to IQMS, DeTech is furthering its drive to grow the business through enhancements to its inventory control, scheduling, on-time delivery, and communications between sites and departments.

Founded in 1983, DeTech has steadily grown over the years through superior service and products that drive customer loyalty, the company said. More recently, DeTech’s success has led to the expansion of the company though acquisition. The company operates out of multiple facilities totaling over 60,000 square feet of vertically integrated manufacturing operations. DeTech serves customers across North America, Europe, and Asia.

For years, DeTech managed a significant portion of its manufacturing process using several systems. Not only were the legacy systems aging; they weren’t integrated enough to provide a unified view of the business. Faced with the need to maintain agility while continuing its expansion, DeTech began evaluating modern manufacturing software that would give all the sites where it operated access to common data. The review of solutions led DeTech to select IQMS based on the software’s comprehensive capabilities. The company was particularly impressed by IQMS’s MES capabilities, ease of use, and potential for data capture.

“The biggest factor in choosing IQMS was the MES monitoring system,” said Laura Ray, vice president, Detector Technology, Inc., in a statement. “We liked how this was directly integrated into the IQMS software and appeared to be easy to set up from a hardware perspective. Another factor was the simplicity of the overall software. Almost every employee that I spoke with after the demos liked the look and feel of IQMS better than the other products we demoed, and IQMS came across as being more intuitive.

“We also felt that IQMS wanted to help us solve our problems and work with us to implement solutions,” Ray added. “IQMS took the time to understand our business and how its software could fit into the model we have in place while also suggesting best practices. We’re impressed by both IQMS’s software and support, which have given us the confidence that we are well-positioned to compete globally as we continue to grow the business.”

As a manufacturer of products and systems for OEMs, DeTech specializes in channel electron multipliers, glass extrusion and fabrication, and motion control products. The company is ISO:9001 certified.

IQMS ( is a manufacturing software provider that combines ERP and MES functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete, and batch process manufacturers, IQMS is said to provide robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory certification and compliance.

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