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

Mold, Plastic and Injection Manufacturing

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Mold, Plastic and Injection Manufacturing molding is the process by which a material is sculpted using a mold. The material in a soft or liquid form is pushed into a mold through a needle or nozzle and left to harden … 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 Do Industry Leaders Look for in Warehousing and Distribution Software?

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In today’s high-tech world, there are software solutions for virtually every issue imaginable. As the famous slogan goes: ”there’s an app for that!” The challenge, (as anyone who’s ever downloaded a crummy app from the play store knows) is finding … Continued

Discrete Manufacturing: Why Software Matters

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What do yachts, smartphones, children’s toys, and refrigerators all have in common? They are all products of discrete manufacturing. Discrete manufacturing creates items that are easily distinguishable and can be broken down into their component parts. Discrete manufacturing is distinguished … Continued

7 Signs Your Business Has Outgrown Spreadsheets

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Even in 2016, there are still a surprising amount of manufacturing businesses that use spreadsheets to manage their data. Though this might seem like a cost effective solution that is manageable for a small business, the truth is that many … Continued

Manufacturing and Engineering Software: Tips for Smooth Implementation

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Speaking with small business owners across the manufacturing industry, an important truth comes to light: even though nearly all businesses understand the importance of modern, integrated information systems, a great deal of business owners hesitate because they worry about the … Continued