Manufacturing Matters

March 2017

10 ways software stretches resources, boosts productivity, and helps cope with skilled worker shortage

March 29, 2017

Manufacturing jobs are in the spotlight once again. The federal focus on bringing manufacturing jobs back to American workers has stirred up the topic, along with …

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Manufacturing’s great debate: Is the idea or execution more important to innovation success?

March 27, 2017

Innovation is a central component of manufacturing today. It takes many forms and addresses many functions. Some are simple tactics for improving shop floor operations. …

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Pharma productivity requires a systemic check-up

March 22, 2017

The pharmaceutical industry is anything but stable. While an aging population and emerging technologies offer an optimistic outlook, downward pressure on pricing and new competition …

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Manufacturing software solutions help meet demand for increased agility

March 21, 2017

A new report from the MPI Group examines the challenges and opportunities industrial machinery and equipment (IM&E) manufacturers face and explains how software solutions help …

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Start with low-hanging fruit: 4 ways smart technology improves manufacturing productivity

March 20, 2017

You’ve likely heard or read about the predictions stating smart, connected products, systems, and machinery will transform manufacturing. Sensor-based technology promises to bring seas of …

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Improving workforce productivity in industrial machinery and equipment manufacturing

March 14, 2017

Inconsistent productivity rates can cause recurring issues for industrial machinery and equipment (IM&E) manufacturers, impacting overall customer satisfaction. In today’s era of highly demanding customers, …

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Productivity booster: Brush off your Lean program plan

March 13, 2017

When Lean manufacturing concepts first gained attention in western manufacturing, ERP solutions were entirely different than they are today. In those early days of Lean …

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10 IT investment guidelines for improved plant productivity

March 10, 2017

Improving productivity in manufacturing today is like trying to invent a better mousetrap. Manufacturers already have systems that work and are highly productive. If not, …

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Productivity means profit for food companies

March 7, 2017

Over the last century, the world’s population has quadrupled. According to the Harvard Business Review, in 1915 there were 1.8 billion people on the planet, while …

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Millennial mythbusters: They don’t buy cars

March 3, 2017

We’ve heard it for a few years now: Millennials don’t buy cars. First we heard it from a 2011 study from the University of Michigan. …

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