Equipment Manufacturing

The Ultimate Guide to Equipment Manufacturing Success with technology

In case you missed some of the valuable equipment manufacturing technology content from Sikich, we’ve made it easy for you to catch up. From surveys, to infographics, client success tips and a lot in between, this roundup gives a look at our most viewed pieces.

Learn about the current trends and challenges in equipment manufacturing. See what technology is available to help you address the current supply chain landscape and be ready for what’s next. Read through this top 11 countdown for the answers.


IndustryWeek + Sikich Survey Report: 

Supply Chain Resiliency  

Nearly all respondents (93%) said they experienced supply chain challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, 76% of respondents acknowledged that the pandemic has exposed gaps or weaknesses in their supply chain, and 77% of companies are requesting changes from their suppliers. The Supply Chain Resiliency report from Sikich and IndustryWeek explores the pandemic’s impact on supply chain strategies and how companies are responding.

Netflix for Manufacturers? Embrace a Subscription Model 

Equipment-as-a-Service is a win-win for manufacturers and customers, reducing costs while establishing a steady revenue stream. Subscription services are all the rage in the consumer products space – from Netflix to Amazon Prime to HelloFresh. But in the manufacturing industry, subscription services are a new model that can help companies create new revenue streams, reach new markets and attract new customers. The EAAS model is beneficial to manufacturers for many reasons – like creating stronger relationships with subscribers.


“My Legacy System Is More Efficient” Addressing this Common Argument

Successful ERP implementations integrate multiple business processes in a way in which the whole is much more efficient and effective than the sum of the parts. It’s a mistake to look at a discreet process or departmental function and conclude that the new ERP makes the process or function more difficult without understanding the relationship of that process or function to the whole. What are the inputs and outputs of that discreet process and how are other upstream and downstream functions dependent on those inputs and outputs? 


Manufacturing & Distribution Vol 1 2022 Results 

Sikich’s M&D Industry Pulse survey can be a helpful benchmarking tool. In February, manufacturers and distributors weighed in to uncover industry trends and challenges. Optimism seemed to improve with continued workforce and supply chain challenges. Though, the industry’s resilience still shines through. Read the survey results for the statistical highlights.


Pandemic Exposes Weak Points in Supply Chains

Why Now is the Time to Act with CRM



Take Engineering and Production Excellence to the Next Level with a Technology Platform Made for ETO  

Engineer-to-order companies create incredible value for their customers by putting specialized expertise, innovative engineering, and advanced project manufacturing operations to work. However, many ETO firms are not yet taking advantage of the best of modern business management technology. Others may invest in software that does not fit their business or provides capabilities they don’t need. Industry and technology experts at Sikich have developed an ETO-ready solution and a low-risk, rapid, and predictable approach to deploying it. In this eBook, we discuss how to achieve the right software fit with Sikich HEADSTART for ETO and what results you can generate by using it.

Global Equipment Manufacturer Hamilton Scales with D365 ERP

When global equipment manufacturer, Hamilton Company, started their search for a new ERP, they knew they wanted a solution that would grow with them. Alex Ingram, IT Director at Hamilton says, “Among the things that attracted us to the D365 Microsoft solution, was that unlike other ERP solutions in the marketplace that are very mature, and have become stagnant in their development, is that Microsoft is continuing to invest in Dynamic 365.”

Take a look at Hamilton’s story to learn how they selected Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management (also known as D365 Finance and Operations), HR, and Field Service. Discover Hamilton Company’s approach to successfully implementing the ERP solution and the business improvements Hamilton Company is seeing.

for Equipment Manufacturers

To streamline Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain and Dynamics 365 CRM deployments, Sikich has developed the HEADSTART approach. Our HEADSTART methodology has proven practices for equipment manufacturers, already preconfigured right out of the box.
Play Video about HEADSTART for Equipment Manufacturers: Streamline D365 Implementations

WANT to explore how Sikich expertise and the right TECHNOLOGY for MANUFACTURERS can help you?