Manufacturing

Automation Will Not Kill the Need for Human Skills In Manufacturing, Says Allegion CEO

“Where you have a high variation you’re always going to have the need for human input,”  says Dave Petratis, CEO of Allegion. “If your manufacturing designs or products have very little labor input, let’s say like a cell phone, you can automate that. But where you add variation to the product that’s being developed or …

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John Oliver Tackles the Dreaded A-Word: Automation

(If you cannot view the video, please click here.) Industrial automation is coming During the most recent episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver hilariously covered the potential impact of automation within the modern workforce. It’s the unlikeliest of topics one would expect to see on late night television, but it is one that’s …

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The Benefits of Marketing Automation Within the Manufacturing Industry

Mass production was the defining innovation of the 20th century, but as we move further into the new millennium, it’s become apparent that the idea of mass customization is the prevailing concept of the 21st century, especially as it pertains to digital marketing within the manufacturing industry. The irony, of course, is that while the …

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Gain an Edge in the Manufacturing Industry with Marketing Automation

Peter Hoffman is a veteran of the manufacturing industry and knows firsthand how hard it is for his peers to adopt new ways and new technologies for marketing their businesses. The company his father founded, R.M. Hoffman Company, and Motion Solutions, who acquired R.M. Hoffman, have been around over 60 years each. “That’s pre-internet, pre-email, …

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Top Small Business Manufacturing Trends in 2018

The global manufacturing market has experienced a myriad of changes in recent years. Particularly in the U.S., automation, offshoring and technology have made a major impact on manufacturing businesses of all sizes. Manufacturing Trends Here are some facts and statistics that illustrate these prominent industry trends. Manufacturing Market Size The median annual revenue for manufacturing …

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Is Cloud ERP for Manufacturing the Best Choice for Job Shops and Manufacturers?

In the face of growing competition and a challenging business climate, many job shops and manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce costs, streamline operations and improve the bottom line. Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is a proven solution for running a business efficiently and effectively. Yet, a large percentage of job shops and …

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