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3 Big Manufacturing Business Benefits Gained by Going Lean

3 Big Manufacturing Business Benefits Gained by Going Lean

Accuride Corporation, a leading supplier of wheels and wheel-end automotive components to the North American commercial vehicle industry, prides itself on being dependable. The company knows its commitment to lean manufacturing is...

Cloud ERP Scalability: Manufacturer Expands Production by 60%

Cloud ERP Scalability: Manufacturer Expands Production by 60%

Let’s say your company wants to expand production, tripling your inventory and product lines and increasing lead times for overseas production. As much as you want to seize the opportunity, you’re concerned. After all, your...

The 5 Hidden Economic Benefits of Cloud ERP

The 5 Hidden Economic Benefits of Cloud ERP

The cloud has been a major topic of conversation among manufacturers over the past few years. With good reason too: it has definitively proven its financial value. Obviously, the cloud offers compelling ways for manufacturers of...

High-Tech Manufacturing: Next-Gen Plants for Next-Gen Workers

High-Tech Manufacturing: Next-Gen Plants for Next-Gen Workers

When it comes to recruitment, the U.S. manufacturing industry has taken a multi-decade hit. High school and college institutions have reduced the emphasis on skills-based education and public perception has been tarnished by...

Tough Economy Got You Down? Not These Manufacturers.

Tough Economy Got You Down? Not These Manufacturers.

The U.S. economy isn’t exactly soaring. In fact, it grew only 1.4 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. That’s up from 1.1 percent in the first quarter. Times are especially...

Manufacturers Cut Costs to Grow Their Business:  3 Must-Do Steps to Success

Manufacturers Cut Costs to Grow Their Business: 3 Must-Do Steps to Success

Squeezing every dime out of operations in the name of optimal efficiency is a key strategy for today’s manufacturers. But running a bare-bones business makes it difficult to handle the increased demand that comes with growth. So...

3 Ways Manufacturers Can Lower Costs with Cloud ERP

3 Ways Manufacturers Can Lower Costs with Cloud ERP

Cloud computing is proving to be more than a mere trend for manufacturers. In fact, those who have embraced ERP technology view cloud as central to their ability to compete. And for good reason. The cost benefits alone make it a...

Why a Single Version of the Truth is Key to Manufacturing Success

Why a Single Version of the Truth is Key to Manufacturing Success

Adding on to your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution with applications designed to help automate various processes can not only be expensive, but also extremely complicated. Your business is complicated enough....

5 Things Modern Manufacturers Do Differently to Run Their Business

5 Things Modern Manufacturers Do Differently to Run Their Business

Manufacturing is evolving right before our eyes. This evolution is being spurred by the need for better automation, visibility, and collaboration. Modern manufacturers have connected their machines, processes, and people. They...

Considering Cloud ERP? Learn from the Manufacturing Pros Who’ve Done It

Considering Cloud ERP? Learn from the Manufacturing Pros Who’ve Done It

When it comes to selecting the ERP system that will run your business, you want to talk to someone with experience—specifically, a manufacturing professional grappling with the same challenges you face, and one who has been...

IIoT: Three Surefire Steps to Success

IIoT: Three Surefire Steps to Success

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an enormous opportunity for manufacturers. It fuels greater productivity and agility by increasing data communication between systems, people, and processes. For example, machine data...

Manufacturing Cloud ERP Enables One View – Including Mobile Users

Manufacturing Cloud ERP Enables One View – Including Mobile Users

Many manufacturers still grapple with the disconnected nature of the systems that run their business. To quickly respond to customer demands and make information-based decisions, everyone in the manufacturing enterprise needs...

Mobile ERP: A 2-Way Experience That Provides Real Manufacturing Intelligence

Mobile ERP: A 2-Way Experience That Provides Real Manufacturing Intelligence

Cloud ERP is the great enabler when it comes to manufacturing mobility. Enterprise data—from all plants, all users, and all geographies—are kept in one central database. This means there is one source of truth that all users...

Success Story: How One Manufacturer Capitalized on Cloud ERP in Uncertain Economic Times

Success Story: How One Manufacturer Capitalized on Cloud ERP in Uncertain Economic Times

A common strategy during an uncertain economy is to hunker down and “weather the storm.” Many manufacturers decide to limit technology investment until the chaos subsides, then attempt to time necessary technology improvements to...

Oracle’s Acquisition of NetSuite: 4 Considerations to Keep in Mind

Oracle’s Acquisition of NetSuite: 4 Considerations to Keep in Mind

On the heels of Oracle’s announcement of intent to buy NetSuite for $9.3 billion, analysts are weighing in with varying opinions on what this means to Oracle and the ERP market. At the end of the day, this acquisition is about...

3 Ways a Connected Plant Floor Improves Top Floor Decisions

3 Ways a Connected Plant Floor Improves Top Floor Decisions

All manufacturers need accurate and timely data to manage performance. Complete integration of real-time operational data, collected from the plant floor and made available to the top floor, is key. Hatch Stamping Company is a...

Companies Leading in the Cloud: Firstronic

Many manufacturers share these goals – optimize time-to-market, maximize quality, and minimize costs – and Firstronic LLC is no exception. Firstronic, an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider serving a variety of...

Thinking Lean:  Four Keys to Trim Manufacturing

Thinking Lean: Four Keys to Trim Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing isn’t something manufacturers can achieve overnight; and it’s certainly not a one-and-done process executed in a vacuum. To the contrary, waste elimination is achieved through enterprise-wide “lean thinking”...

The 3 Most Common Production Planning and Scheduling Headaches—and How to Get Relief

The 3 Most Common Production Planning and Scheduling Headaches—and How to Get Relief

Managing a fine balance between customer demand and available capacity and resources is a complex process—especially while maintaining high customer service levels. Manufacturers know what can go wrong in the production process...

Quality Management: The Art of Manufacturing Success

Quality Management: The Art of Manufacturing Success

Without the right processes in place manufacturers face daunting challenges: Inaccurate order information, shipping delays, and incorrect inventory amounts, to name a few. Caltherm Corporation, a manufacturer of thermal and...

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