Resolve to Deliver On-Time in 2017 

Any experienced business owner in the manufacturing industry will tell you: on-time delivery is one of the most important elements of fostering high customer satisfaction. Moreover, virtually any business owner anywhere will tell you that customer satisfaction is one of … Continued

An ERP Implementation Q&A 

ERP Implementation   For many small and medium-sized manufacturing shops, the need for modern ERP software is quite clear: Unfortunately, the downside of ERP Implementation is also quite tangible. Business owners know that any change in operations–as profitable a move … Continued

Manufacturing and Globalization: Opportunities and Pain Points 

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

3 Common Challenges in Inventory Management

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

Job Shop Scheduling Software 

One of the biggest logistical challenges facing job shop manufacturers is scheduling. Because job shops handle customized orders, no two jobs are ever exactly the same. This means that the materials needed for each and every job will be slightly … Continued

Machine Shop Manufacturing

Machine shop manufacturing is an umbrella term that covers many different manufacturers of many different products. There are, however, two basic characteristics that all machine shops share:   Machine Shop Manufacturing is Subtractive Manufacturing. It refers to the process of … Continued

The Resurging Importance of Manufacturing in the U.S.

  Many people in the U.S. today view domestic manufacturing jobs as a thing of the past. These people believe that the U.S. economy is now entirely dependent upon tertiary sector jobs such as services and marketing, and that there … Continued

Tool and die makers desperately casting for workers

An interesting article regarding the Tool and Die industry. Once again, good news on the manufacturing front, but more concern of a shortage of workers to accommodate the growth. Read the article here.

Reshoring Could Create 2-3 Million Jobs by End of Decade

I’m reading another article on reshoring, or bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. This article is particularly interesting because it talks about the possibility that reshoring could create 2 to 3 million new jobs by the end of the decade. … Continued