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9 Effective Cost Saving Tips for Manufacturing Companies

Posted by Marjorie Dunn

As manufacturers, you’re no doubt always looking for cost saving ideas that can help grow your bottom line so you can grow your business. Rather than making large cuts to one or two departments, this goal is often best achieved through several small cost cutting efforts that ultimately add up to a significant amount of savings.

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Topics: Business Management

How Major IT Trends Are Affecting the Manufacturing Industry

Posted by Marjorie Dunn

Today’s IT trends and technologies are affecting the manufacturing industry in a big way. The convergence of technology and industry is instrumental to today’s ever-evolving supply chain. In the paragraphs ahead, we will discuss four of today’s IT trends that are paving the way to a manufacturing revolution.

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Topics: Manufacturing Technology

Big Data in Manufacturing: 5 Game Changing Use Cases

Posted by Marjorie Dunn


For leading manufacturers, the ability to collect, manage, and assess large volumes of data is critical to successful operations. However, as companies grow and diversify their offerings, the type of data that is required becomes increasingly more complex as well. Big data solutions can be used to improve operational efficiency and provide a greater view of how the organization is functioning.

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Topics: Manufacturing Technology

How Can Manufacturers Get Started with E-Commerce?

Posted by Marjorie Dunn

A lot of manufacturers aren’t selling directly to end users either because they lack the capability, or because they don’t want to hurt the relationships they have with resellers. Brands who do not utilize E-Commerce are missing out on several benefits such as:

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Topics: Manufacturing Technology, e-commerce

Any Day Can Be Manufacturing Day!

Posted by Marjorie Dunn

Manufacturing Day is “officially” the first Friday in October every year, making October 7th the official Manufacturing Day for 2016.  However, any day can be Manufacturing Day.  It doesn’t matter whether you participate on October 7th, or that same week, or even during the month of October … you can pick any day of the year that works best for you!

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Why Agile Supply Chains Are Important to Reducing Disruptions

Posted by Marjorie Dunn

It’s no secret.  We’re living in an unpredictable world. Since the collapse of the financial markets in 2008, the business landscape changed forever.  Manufacturers have been scrambling ever since to figure out how to keep afloat, remain in business and, if lucky, actually turn a profit.  Creating an efficient and agile supply chain has been a key issue for businesses with respect to how to do just that.

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Topics: Supply Chain

Manufacturing Day is October 2, 2015 -- It’s Your Opportunity to Make a Difference

Posted by Marjorie Dunn

You know how it is, we all spend time complaining about the state that the world is in, or our country, or our own community.  We complain about our politicians not doing enough, or how expensive things are, or how it’s impossible to find good help . . . and the list goes on, and on, and on.  It’s not that we don’t have good intentions to get involved in helping to make our world, our country and our communities a better place; however, for many of us, we just don’t have a clue where to begin or how anything we could do might possibly make a difference.

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