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Manufacturing ERP Software Is No Longer A Commodity

By the mid-1980’s MRP (materials resource planning) had become a blooming software industry expanding in 1.3 Billion dollars in sales throughout American manufacturing.  MRP quickly became a necessity amongst major manufacturers in order to stay competitive in the marketplace.  Fast … Continue reading

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The Manufacturing ERP Search: The Daunting Task of the Short List

Phew!  You’ve worked yourself like crazy in order to come up with 5-10 ERP companies that might be able to suit your shop floor’s wants, needs, and pains.  Let’s assume you compiled this list from numerous sources: RFI’s, word of … Continue reading

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Are Youth And Education Turning Away From Manufacturing?

One of the hottest topics within the economy is the re-growth of American Manufacturing.  Within American manufacturing, the most talked about idea has been the lack of skilled workers in the labor force and how/where we will find them.   Many … Continue reading

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Boy Scout Uses Manufacturing Software To “Be Prepared” For Eagle Scouts

My son, Owen, is a Life Scout in Troop 380, and is currently working on achieving the highest rank in Boy Scouts – Eagle Scout.  This requires a long path and a lot of effort, as he must earn at … Continue reading

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Job Creation, Profitability, and Sustainability – The Keys To Small Manufacturing Success

Job creation, profitability, and sustainability are terms that have been thrown around throughout the manufacturing industry, especially when we are talking about small to mid-sized businesses (SMB’s); but how exactly can we achieve these things as a collective whole and, … Continue reading

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