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Efficient Manufacturing Operations 

Our economy relies on efficient manufacturing processes. An inefficient manufacturing process results in a higher cost of making your products which is often passed on to your customers which can then lead to fewer sales and a weakening economy. It is a vicious cycle. The solution is to improve the efficiency of the operations upstream. Be it maximizing storage density, decreasing downtime in the manufacturing process, or engaging your workforce with new technologies, an efficient manufacturing process results in a successful organization. 

 

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What's Really Happening in the Manufacturing Industry? 

We hear so many different accounts of what is going on in the manufacturing industry (US manufacturing is dead, AI is taking over, manufacturing jobs are being offshored, no wait, now they're being onshored...) it is hard to know what is really going on in the industry. Cutting Tool Engineering has put together a clear, concise infographic presenting the status of Automation and Specialization of Manufacturing Jobs in America.

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Warehouse Awareness Month  

We have designated May 2018 as Warehouse Awareness Month. Throughout the month we have been featuring warehouse-focused blogs, webinars, and podcasts. In addition to warehouse-focused content, we also highlighted four of our trusted Warehouse Management System (WMS) providers that work well with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and are offering special WMS offers for our clients. Be sure to check these out today as many of these offers will still be valid past May.

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Women in Manufacturing    

That's a phrase you don't hear that often, "women in manufacturing," and that's because fewer than 30% of the entire manufacturing workforce is female. While the industry is facing a labor shortage, there is this largely untapped workforce: women. According to a recent study by Deloitte, "Women constitute one of US manufacturing’s largest pools of untapped talent. Women totaled about 47 percent of the US labor force in 2016, but only 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce. Women earn more than half of all associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Women are also advancing in their careers, holding more than half of all US managerial and professional positions. So if there are plenty of qualified women in the workforce, why aren’t they in manufacturing?" Read the entire Women in Manufacturing report here.   

It is not all bad news though, there are several women who are leading the way with successful women-owned manufacturing companies. From healthcare products to aerospace, these women are forging the path for other women in manufacturing at all levels of the ind ustry.

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Listen & Learn with ArcherPoint 

Perhaps you've heard, we have recently launched a podcast: On Point with ArcherPoint. On each episode, ArcherPoint team members (and occasionally special guests) will share expertise in project management, accounting, business intelligence and reporting, best business practices, and more. We will offer tips, tricks, and news on issues specific to ERP software and the manufacturing, distribution, rental, and service-related industries. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode.

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