3 Hot Trends in ERP for Manufacturing

By Jenny Garbuzova | May 11, 2017 4:45:58 PM

ERP or enterprise resource planning adds considerable value to manufacturing companies. With the click of a button, they can get access to instant, real-time reports on all facets of their business. From operations to warehouse management, the ERP system of today offers a view into the heart of the business, providing vital data for strategic planning and implementation.

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Top Manufacturing Companies Move Closer to Customers to Improve Profitability

By Jenny Garbuzova | Apr 4, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Who is the most important person in your company? The CEO? The person who makes the coffee each morning? It’s neither of these roles, critical though they are to both leadership and morale. It’s the customer, and without close ties to your customers, you run the risk of manufacturing products that nobody will buy.

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Secrets for Manufacturing Business Success: Track and Monitor Equipment Usage Using Your Barcode Software

By Sam Umali | Jan 9, 2017 11:40:13 AM

From offices to manufacturing centers, tracking, and monitoring fixed assets can be time-consuming. In the olden days, many office managers kept spreadsheets of fixed assets that includes desks, chairs, computers, forklifts, and more. It was hard to track equipment that was moved among various locations, and frantic phone calls to managers at different plants or

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You Are Now Entering the Fourth Dimension: How Manufacturing Is Changing

By Sam Cangialosi | Sep 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Manufacturing is entering its fourth phase or stage, and it’s time to acknowledge that it’s changing for good. The world of manufacturing got its start during the first Industrial Revolution, when machines made everything from producing cotton to weaving textiles easier. The second Industrial Revolution found manufacturers like Henry Ford incorporating mass production techniques into their factories to quickly and inexpensively bring goods to the public.

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Moving Your Manufacturing Facility? Things to Think About

By Sam Umali | Aug 2, 2016 2:37:31 PM
Companies seeking to maximize profits must keep in mind many things. For manufacturers, it’s not just the cost of raw materials that impacts profits. It’s the costs of labor, taxes, shipping and more. Manufacturers must also weigh the pros and cons of the location for their operations very carefully before making the decision to set up operations or relocate. For example, shipping costs can steal profits away from thin margins.

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