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E-Commerce Capabilities Will Help Reduce Friction in the Buying Process

May 18, 2022
Manufacturing buyers have evolved from legacy sales channels of personal sales networks and trade shows to doing the vast majority of their research online before they even talk...
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What Smaller Manufacturers Really Need to Know About ERPs

May 6, 2022
Many small and medium-sized manufacturers still use spreadsheets and manual tracking to manage their business. They know automated systems exist, but they have prioritized other...
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How Small Manufacturers Can Future-Proof Their Supply Chains

April 12, 2022
The legacy focus on low, per-unit cost of production that led to offshoring continues to haunt U.S. manufacturers through a cascading series of supply chain disruptions – shortages...
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Solving Workforce Challenges through Advanced Technology

Dec. 1, 2021
While there are no magic pills to fix the manufacturing labor shortage, there is a path to attract and retain a more tech-savvy workforce. That path includes having a more employee...
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How Small Manufacturers Can Develop Risk Management Strategies for Supply Chains

Nov. 12, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light a stark reality about current supply chains. As Nissan Motor Co.’s Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta points out, “The just-in-time model...
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Revisiting the 5 Priorities for your Digital Manufacturing Marketing Plan

Aug. 18, 2021
Many forces are contributing to changes in the manufacturing buying process, especially the uncertainty of what is to come next for trade shows and in-person sales calls. But ...
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3D Printing Should Be On Manufacturers’ Radar

Aug. 2, 2021
Disruptions in the supply chain have forced many changes and realizations upon small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs), including that they must find new ways to provide ...
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Evolve Your Supply Chain Management to Be More Strategic

July 26, 2021
The pandemic sent numerous shock waves through the world of small and medium- sized manufacturers (SMMs), and perhaps the most lasting have been disruptions and changes in the...
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Finding Domestic Suppliers Taps into Larger Networks

June 16, 2021
The crisis in the global supply chain is disrupting many small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in new ways that are less directly related to the pandemic. In many cases ...