Bringing manufacturing systems into the twenty-first century
For fourteen years, ION Quality Systems has been accumulating knowledge of the manufacturing industry. In doing so, we have discovered that there is a need for development and advancement. The way it is now, manufacturing is done and taught using tribal knowledge, information that has been passed down generation-by-generation. Because of this, manufacturing is not seen as a viable career path by tech-savvy youth who perceive manufacturing as confusing and outdated
ION wants to change that. By using a comprehensive platform built on current technology, ION Quality Systems has created cost-effective tools for both small and mid-sized organizations by utilizing and harnessing pre-existing knowledge of industry in order to capture all data into a single easy-to-use source.
This shared network of knowledge from a multitude of sectors has come to form the ION community. We are striving to create a system of partners that can contribute to an ever-growing knowledge bank which can be harnessed to attract the next generation into manufacturing. With this new transfer of knowledge, we will create a stronger and steadier workforce as we power ahead into a new age of manufacturing built on a platform of mobility and engagement.
-Mark Waltz, CEO
ION Quality Systems was founded by Mark Waltz in 2004. While owning a small manufacturing company and having to achieve an ISO certification for a customer Mr. Waltz saw the need for an interactive web-based quality system that would allow business owners to truly manage their facilities. Working with a group of business owners from multiple industries, Mark and his team created SimpleTrak to work within any business by making online user-defined tools that combine to create a cohesive and intuitive quality management system.
ION’s team of small business owners and software engineers spent more than two years designing the innovative software called Simpletrak. Since its release 14 years ago, ION has built a reputation of credibility in the marketplace, including 10+ years as the industry leader in quality management business solutions.
January of 2016 Simpletrak 2.0 was released completely retooled from the ground up. Key improvement initiatives were a new customer interface, admin widget tools, employee profile builders, process dashboard interfaces with risk models, testing library, document publishing system, API accounting interface, and a complete mobile platform.