Mar 21 2017
Mar 13 2017
The Macola ERP system is considered a “mixed mode”
manufacturing system as it relates to how you plan replenishment for
items. Many items are managed to
anticipate customer demand, and are classified as make to stock, so that inventory is available on the shelf when a
customer order is placed. For certain items, you may only produce
them when you receive a customer order for them, in other words, you treat it
as make to order.
Mar 06 2017
Today we continue to look at the 2017 manufacturing outlook for the United States. In the first part of this series we looked at the forecast of where manufacturers expect the industry to go this year, as well as some of the challenges they will face in getting there. Today, in part 2 of this series, we will look at specific strategies that top manufacturers are implementing in order to become more profitable.
As we highlighted in the last blog, 44% of small to mid-sized manufacturers were projected growth of at least 10% this year. In order to uncover the strategies these companies plan to employ in order to achieve that growth, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) segmented out this group from their survey and compiled their answers. Below are those answers.READ MORE
Mar 03 2017
In this, the first blog of a two-part series, we want to take a look at the 2017 manufacturing forecast. As many of you know, manufacturing has been a hot-button political issue the last year, so taking a look at where the industry is headed over the next 12 months seems appropriate.
In order to best report on industry projections we will be referencing a recent survey conducted by Leading Edge Alliance. The survey is an accurate cross section of US manufacturers, focusing primarily on small and medium sized manufacturers, with a smattering of large manufacturers included. This cross section is based on the fact that 94% of US manufacturers have fewer than 100 employees.
Having explained the source of the information to be presented, let’s take a look at the data.READ MORE