How the COVID-19 Crisis Accelerated Automation In Manufacturing

The COVID-19 outbreak was a game changer and a wake-up call for many industries, including manufacturing.

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Short Term and Long Term Goals: How to Identify and Track Success

Goal setting is an important part of success. In fact, goals are like a roadmap to a destination and without goals, forward movement can be directionless. Identifying the right goals is an important part of any strategy and can be effective in promoting both short- and long-term results. This is true in business but also true for life in general.

In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, host, Pavel Stepanov from VirtuDesk led a discussion about setting effective goals for both the short and long term.

 

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Cold Email Marketing Tips

One of the best ways to generate new leads and increase sales is by using cold email marketing. This strategy is often underestimated but can be very effective for any type of business. What are some tips for effectively using cold email marketing? In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, host, Kati McDermith from Industry Net in Illinois led a discussion about ways cold email marketing can be an effective lead and sales generation tool.

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Manufacturing Predictions for 2022

Now that the new year is up and running, manufacturers are left wondering what 2022 will hold for their industry.

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Benefits of Advocating for Manufacturing: How to Make An Impact

It’s been said that manufacturing is the cornerstone of America. In these trying times, manufacturing has been a constant amid a chaotic economic storm. Because manufacturing is an important part of economic wellbeing, there are many benefits to advocating for it. In a recent USA Manufacturing Hour Twitter chat, host, Michael Womack from NJMEP in New Jersey, led a discussion about the benefits of advocating for manufacturing and how to make an impact.

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Automating Purchase Order Changes

It’s no secret that automation can make many facets of operations more efficient. When it comes to using automation for efficiency, managing the purchase order process is no exception. As supply chain issues have increased, it has become even more important to manage data efficiently when it comes to purchase orders and ERP systems. What’s the best way to manage changes to PO’s in the most efficient way possible while positively impacting inventory strategy?

In a recent USA Manufacturing Hour Chat on Twitter, Host, Sarah Scudder from Source Day in Texas led a discussion about automating purchase order changes and how it can affect supply chain and inventory strategy.

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The Benefits of AI in the Manufacturing Process

In the past, many high-level decisions in the manufacturing sector were made based upon intuition, human intelligence, experience, or gut feeling. Today, as technology advances, many decisions are made based on information from online databases, statistical analysis, experiments, and other sources. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has been a major driver for this change, with manufacturers using AI to improve manufacturing methods and productivity. There are several ways that AI helps the manufacturing industry.

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5 Ways Lean Labor Can Help Manufacturers

What is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing is a waste reducing manufacturing technique that considers any invaluable practice, procedure, product, or service, a form of waste. Essentially, anything that doesn’t add value to the customer is considered wasteful. The technique, in turn, benefits product quality, customer relations, profitability, and warehouse safety.

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Disaster Recovery Planning for Businesses

Is a disaster recovery plan an important part of business operations? In today’s ever-changing world, any number of disasters could potentially impact a business as well as the employees who rely on that business to earn a living. When unexpected disaster strikes, understanding strategies for how and why to implement a disaster recovery plan could save a business from extended periods of downtime, negatively impacted profitability, and struggling employees.

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Optimizing Employee Social Media Profiles for Company Brand Advocacy

Brand awareness on social media is a task that generally falls squarely into the hands of the Marketing Department in most companies. Often overlooked are employees, who can be great assets for building awareness about a brand on social media. But what are the best ways for a company to optimize employee profiles and encourage them to be company advocates while navigating some of the many pitfalls that could occur in the process?

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