Why Should You Consider Reshoring Your Manufacturing Business?

The founder of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry Moser, wrote an article last year for Industry Week detailing all of the benefits companies could have if they move producing and sourcing products to the US shores. He hits costs over time right away. Localization, producing near the consumer, often reduces total cost due to shortening supply chains …

Build Competitive Advantage with Dynamics 365 Cloud-Based ERP

Success for all manufacturers, especially industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs), starts with lean production and real-time order tracking, on top of providing superior products and customer service. The necessary component to this success is data, which is often out of reach due to data silos and disconnected systems. Centralize data within a cloud-based enterprise resource planning …

How IEMs Can Expand Lines of Business with Confidence

In order to compete in a global and growing marketplace, industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) must be responsive to change and have the ability to identify new opportunities. Disconnected, legacy systems that once supported traditional business operations could be holding you back from expanding product lines or entering new markets. Replace outdated technology with a cloud-based …

Industrial Equipment Manufacturers Breaking Down Silos to Enable Growth

The marketplace is crowded and global competition is fierce. In order to stay ahead, industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) are turning to cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Breaking down data silos and increasing cross-functional collaboration will provide the agility needed to respond faster to order changes and supply chain disruptions that lead to production errors …

Succeed in Today’s Global Marketplace with Cloud-based ERP

There is no shortage of competition in the manufacturing industry and industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) are increasingly facing off against offshore competitors. In order to quote and price products quickly, IEMs need quick access to reliable production costs. There are product lines and customers to pursue and some to avoid. Profit margins in the manufacturing …

How IEMs Can Take Charge of Supply Chains to Achieve Competitive Edge

Industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) know how important the supply chain is to the bottom line. However, outdated and disconnected systems are failing manufacturers by isolating data in silos, making it harder to respond quickly to supply chain challenges and customer demands. IEMs can achieve end-to-end visibility by replacing legacy systems with a modern, cloud-based enterprise …

Forward-thinking IEMs are Turning to Cloud-Based ERP

The digital transformation is changing the way we do business and has reset customer expectations. Outdated, disconnected management systems just won’t support industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) any longer. Technology has advanced production operations, and now it’s time to use technology to improve back-office operations. IEMs are turning to cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) to build …

President Trump’s Speech Addresses Key Points for IEM Policies

Last week, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address, which delivered for the first time his major policy plans to Congress. His policies included quite a few key issues for the equipment manufacturing industry.

“Equipment manufacturers are fired up, and ready to grow,” AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturing) President Dennis Slater said before Trump’s address. “We are hopeful that President Trump’s remarks before Congress will offer a bipartisan road map toward renewed prosperity.”

The Future of Manufacturing: Will Microsoft HoloLens be Part of It?

Let’s face it―the human-computer interface commonly found in most manufacturing environments has been pretty stagnant for a while now. Sure, we have seen broad-based adoption of technologies like touchscreens and bar code scanners, but for the most part, the last big transition to impact manufacturing in this area was more than two decades ago with …

2016 a Bull Market for Manufacturing ERP, Sikich Believes

More manufacturers are in the market for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in 2016 to improve customer service and response times, according to a new survey from the professional services firm Sikich LLP (https://www.sikich.com/) . Three figures from the Sikich 2016 Manufacturing Report stand out, indicating a bull market for manufacturing ERP vendors: 29% of manufacturers report being more …

Exploring IoT Business Opportunities In Manufacturing

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Industrial Equipment Manufacturing: Manufacturing Projects vs Construction Projects – What’s the Difference?

There are fundamental differences between manufacturing and construction projects from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system perspective. In a manufacturing project, there is typically a bill of material (BOM) for the finished product. The product may be complex and the BOM will have many levels, but the end result will yield one BOM for the …