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

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

Master Production Scheduling (MPS) 

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Master production scheduling is one of the most vital functions that each and every manufacturing company must perform. In the old days, such work was managed painstakingly through the manual collection, analysis, and implementation of information using paperwork and physical … 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

3 Critical Solutions Offered by SMe Software

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Here at SMe Software, we pride ourselves in helping small and medium-sized manufacturing companies improve their efficiency and overall function with our unique and carefully designed programs. With nearly thirty years of experience in the industry, we have tailored our … Continued

Additive Manufacturing: Building an Exciting Future

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The term “additive manufacturing” has a delightfully logical origin: it describes the process by which materials are “added” to a product layer by layer. First developed at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) the technology has both changed the … Continued

What is Advanced Manufacturing?

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What is Advanced Manufacturing? The ongoing debate. There is an ongoing debate in manufacturing circles as to what exactly constitutes advanced manufacturing. As acclaimed manufacturing magazine IndustryWeek notes, this debate is more than just an interesting intellectual exercise. Our definition … Continued

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