20 12, 2017

Manufacturing Sector Most Optimistic in 20 Years, Why?

2017-12-20T08:15:56-04:00 December 20th, 2017|Manufacturing|0 Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers 4th Quarter 2017 survey has revealed renewed levels of optimism in the sector that have never been seen before.  Over 94% of the respondents were positive with respect to their company’s outlook in 2018 while in 2016 this number was 64%.  This is the highest level seen in the [...]

10 08, 2017

Solving Gaps in Sales and Operations Planning

2017-08-10T10:22:13-04:00 August 10th, 2017|Manufacturing|0 Comments

Sales and operations planning (S&OP), sometimes known as aggregate planning, is a process where executive level management regularly meets and reviews projections for demand, supply, and the resulting financial impact. S&OP is a decision-making process that makes certain that tactical plans in every business area are in line with the overall view of the [...]

27 06, 2017

Manufacturing Goes Digital?

2017-09-21T12:31:13-04:00 June 27th, 2017|Industry Trends, Manufacturing|0 Comments

The buzzwords are everywhere:  IoT, Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Industry 4.0—what’s real and what’s just a fad? Many factors are driving the Digital push for manufacturing: Economic – a slow growth environment with low margins Risk and Regulatory – new administration, uncertainty if regulations will be reduced or eliminated Workforce Skills – significant gap [...]