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Manufacturing Wages Must Continue Their Rise

Today’s business focus is like shifting sands under our feet and there’s only a limited amount of time to understand where we are losing ground and then meet the demands of the next generation or workers to regain a solid footing.

Why Has Amazon Become A Diaper Company?

Amazon has made a big splash with its private-label of household goods for Amazon Prime subscribers. The Amazon Elements is starting with diapers, a unique offering that doesn’t quite seem a big deal for all. However, diapers are the key to Amazon’s future, and they show all manufacturers and distributors a target for growing their operations.

Starting Your Journey to Warehouse Automation

Almost all brands and companies with a warehouse operation know that savings can be found in automating processes from palletizing and sorting to retrieval picking. Labor-intensive processes are often viewed as a savings goldmine because the number of employees can be reduced, breaks can be lessened, and mistakes can be mitigated.

The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Supply Chains

Highly effective people are living in our supply chains and we can learn much about their habits and apply them to our practices. While the first book donning the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People moniker arrived in 1989, we’re in need of a refresh for our supply chains after recent economic struggles.

Social Manufacturing: How to Build a Better Presence

The value of social media can be hard to quantify for manufacturers, and that makes it a hard cost to approve for many of us with a very data-intensive mindset. It’s time to turn that thought around and focus on quantifying outside reach instead of internal numbers.

Supply Chain and the Bottom Line

Supply chain management best practices continue to evolve and provide businesses and manufactures with ways to increase efficiency, go greener, and drive profits, but there are many holdouts who haven’t adopted processes designed to help.

How Do You Judge a Supply Chain?

We all hope to have the perfect supply chain that runs lean and adheres to Six Sigma standards, and there are a variety of metrics that you can use to determine that performance.

How Safe Is Your Supply Chain?

Don’t let your supply chain become a cesspool of risk. You and your partners can mitigate much of your risk by establishing smart practices and creating mutual goals to give everyone the right incentive to keep your supply chain safe.

Manufacturer Marketing: Are You Leveraging LinkedIn The Right Way?

When year-over-year growth doesn’t reach targets, we often look at products themselves and wonder what’s up. Sometimes, we’re sitting there with great products and our pitches tell leads how great they are, but the needle barely moves.

5 Things to Look for in Your Next Supply Chain Partner

Choosing a new supply chain partner can be one of the best decisions you’ll make this quarter or it could turn out to be a major headache for your organization. Supply chains all around the world are becoming swift in movement and innovation, so much so that any one company is hard-pressed to keep up with all the changes in their industry.

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