Tax Tips for Manufacturers 

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The end of the year is upon us. Although the holiday season offers a chance to relax and share with family and friends, it also brings with it a few unique responsibilities–especially for business owners and the self-employed. This is … Continued

How to Foster Customer Satisfaction 

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Making your customers happy with the product you offer is the best way to be sure that they continue patronizing your business. It is also the best way to ensure that they provide you with excellent references. In today’s world, … Continued

7 Benefits of Barcodes 

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Are you considering implementing barcode technology in your business? Since its inception in the early 70’s, barcodes have become nearly ubiquitous in many areas of retail, distribution, and, of course, manufacturing. Here are a few ways that using barcodes could … Continued

5 Tips for Smooth ERP Implementation 

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The early days of ERP implementation can present something of a frustrating paradox for business owners and employees alike. The basics design of ERP software is efficiency, continuity, and ease-of-use, yet the challenges of adapting to a new system can … Continued

Manufacturing and Globalization: Opportunities and Pain Points 

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For decades now, one of the most important buzz words in American manufacturing has been globalization. Because the dawn of widescreen globalization brought about many drastic changes in the last half of the 20th century, many American manufacturers feel uneasy … Continued

5 Challenges Facing the Auto Manufacturing Industry 

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Automobile manufacturing is an iconic form of American manufacturing that has been an integral part of the economy ever since the invention and popularization of the automobile itself. Today, the automobile industry remains highly important–and the small and medium-sized auto … Continued

Robotics are Changing the Manufacturing Industry for Small Businesses 

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Robotics are changing manufacturing–primarily because robots are now smarter than ever. Robots are now routinely equipped with smart sensing technology, they boast impressive dexterity, they can utilize memory, and they can even be trained to perform new tasks or to … Continued

3 Common Challenges in Inventory Management

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Inventory management represents one of the most important–and, oftentimes, most challenging–administrative aspects of manufacturing. Inefficiencies, and inaccuracies in inventory management can be quite costly and time-consuming to set right, which underscores the importance of ensuring that everything runs smoothly. In … Continued

3 Financial Pain Points in the Manufacturing Industry 

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Managing finances in the manufacturing industry can easily be one of the most complex and time-consuming aspects of running a small to medium sized manufacturing company. This includes, of course, the big financial picture: ensuring that the company is efficient, … Continued

Tool and Die Manufacturing 

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Tool and die manufacturing primarily involves the creation of tools used in other manufacturing processes. These are generally used as components of larger machines. For example, the cutting edges of blades and tips used for cutting and shaping materials, molds … Continued