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Gain a Competitive Advantage by Connecting Your Manufacturing Business

  • Hemant Makhija
  • Mar. 02, 2017
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One of the reasons more manufacturing companies are moving their ERP and manufacturing execution system (MES) to the cloud is the ability to… Read More

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3 Keys to Digital Transformation for Your Manufacturing Business

  • Dave Morfas
  • Jan. 19, 2017
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Digital transformation is a topic getting quite a bit of press lately. The term is very broad, but in the real manufacturing world there are… Read More

Modern Manufacturing

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5 Stages of a Successful Manufacturing Planning and Control System

  • Hemant Makhija
  • Apr. 17, 2017
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A well-executed Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC) system can deliver competitive advantage and often differentiates leading manufactu… Read More

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Global Compliance and the Cloud: Running a Cohesive Global Manufacturing Business

  • Peter Pearce
  • Apr. 13, 2017
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Growing your manufacturing business may include going global, which presents both opportunities and challenges. The opportunity is capturing… Read More

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Ways to Make Quality and Compliance Your Competitive Advantage: A Step-by-Step Guide

  • Stu Johnson
  • Mar. 27, 2017
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If you’re like a lot of manufacturers, quality compliance is more of a paper chase than it is an operational strategy. But the truth is, by … Read More

Customers

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Wonton Food Predicts a Bright Future with Cloud ERP

  • Kaitlin Rebella
  • Apr. 20, 2017
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Wonton Food started from humble beginnings—producing high quality Asian food in Brooklyn, New York—to eventually become the largest manufact… Read More

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How Champion Plastics Uses EDI Integration to Stay Ahead in the Manufacturing Industry

  • Stu Johnson
  • Apr. 03, 2017
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In today's fast-paced world, manufacturers like Champion Plastics… Read More

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Shank’s Extracts Puts Quality at the Heart of Its Business for a Sweet Future

  • Stu Johnson
  • Feb. 27, 2017
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The challenge of a private label manufacturer is to make the highest quality products—but quietly. Why? Because it’s all about making the cu… Read More

News and Culture

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Firstronic Named an IndustryWeek Best Plant Award Winner

  • Kaitlin Rebella
  • Feb. 16, 2017
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A holistic approach to Lean Manufacturing led to big results for Plex customer, Firstronic. Firstronic, a premier electronics manufacturing… Read More

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Wearables on the Shop Floor: A View from CES 2017

  • Staff Writer
  • Jan. 31, 2017
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Wearables and augmented reality aren’t so futuristic anymore because more manufacturers are seeing … Read More

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PowerPlex 2016: Women Leaders in Manufacturing and Technology

  • Staff Writer
  • May 30, 2016
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While at PowerPlex 2016 in Detroit, I attended the Women Leaders in Manufacturing & Technology reception and panel. The panel included Kathr… Read More