Recent Articles

November 10, 2014 11:56 am
Katie Hilyar
Cloud software has tremendous potential to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers compete with large enterprises. But what if that software assumes that you want to operate just like them?                 
November 7, 2014 11:38 am
Josh Roffman
With operations and partners worldwide, Hypertherm was experiencing significant growth, however their existing consumables product label printing system was not sufficiently accommodating this growth, and was presenting considerable risks to their operations in this lean manufacturing environment. 
November 7, 2014 10:36 am
Laura Rokohl
Specialty chemicals companies today face numerous uncertainties and constantly navigate internal and external business variables, but sophisticated software systems are available to drive supply chain excellence and to align people and processes.
November 6, 2014 12:51 pm
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net
Amy Susan, the director of communications and marketing for the Missouri Department of Economic Development, talks about what Missouri did right to revive its economic growth in the wake of the Great Recession.           
November 5, 2014 12:26 pm
Tom Comstock
How do you squeeze the most return out of your investment in innovation? It’s not always about new products — they don’t always produce bigger profits.                             
November 4, 2014 1:00 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
November 4, 2014 12:25 pm
Dean Sonderegger
While simplified regulations allow for more manufacturing firms to qualify for tax benefits, they also introduce many compliance challenges.                               
November 4, 2014 12:07 pm
Christina Chatfield
Manufacturing has changed drastically in the past decade, and much of this change is due to advancements in technology. Here is a look at a few of the technologies that are having the largest impact.               
November 3, 2014 11:44 am
Joe Swaim
Integrated supply chain management drives better profit margins, increased visibility and control of operations — from supplier to end-user.                               
November 3, 2014 12:00 pm
Ralf Suerken
Not having a single picture of what’s happening on the floor — or a seamless way to connect it with processes like quoting or material planning — is one of the main reasons that being production manager at a small- or medium-sized manufacturing company is so stressful.
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