Category: Subcontract Manufacturing Trends

10 Ways Manufacturing Cloud Analytics Can Help Accelerate Your Business

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on August 8, 2013


Need a supply chain solution that’s low-cost, reliable and global? Try manufacturing cloud analytics. Companies that focus on cloud use become industry leaders, according to an article on the Logistics Viewpoints website. The most successful supply chains are following the top trends, like sourcing locally, collaborating and going virtual.

How Will A Brighter Manufacturing Forecast Impact Demand Planning?

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on July 30, 2013

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A strong U.S. economy is bolstering the manufacturing industry. An IndustryWeek article shares optimistic demand planning forecasting research that predicts a rosy future for manufacturers, estimates that will aid in business planning. Manufacturing production is projected to increase by 3.6 percent in 2014.

How Are Manufacturing Software Tools Transforming The Industry?

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on July 18, 2013

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Now is the time to adopt the latest industry developments. If you wait, you’ll be left behind, according to an article on the IndustryWeek website. Today’s large variety of futuristic technologies can transform a manufacturing business. In addition, they’re all supported by the advancement of manufacturing software tools.

3 Strategic Sourcing Trends Of Supply Chain Leaders

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on June 26, 2013

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Value-driven supply chains succeed because of great management and strategic sourcing. That’s what Apple, McDonald’s and Amazon have in common, according to this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, where those companies finished in the top three. The full results are in a Gartner press release on the Business Wire website.

Why The Silence Over The Government’s Support Of Initiatives Like Lean Manufacturing?

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on June 19, 2013

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The U.S. government is pledging funds to support initiatives like lean manufacturing. But so far, industry leaders have been silent over the news of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), according to an article on the IndustryWeek website. Businesses need to let go of this long-held government distrust.

How Will Innovation Through Lean Manufacturing Help U.S. Manufacturers Thrive?

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on June 6, 2013

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Innovation is the key to powering American manufacturing, according to an article on The Washington Post website. Advanced-manufacturing programs are “on the cutting edge of research and development,” and more manufacturers are reshoring due to innovation. Lean manufacturing and strategic sourcing will play big roles in improving the supply chain.

With The Economy Humming, Will Manufacturing Software Help Manufacturers Stay In Tune?

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on May 23, 2013

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Five years after the recession manufacturing is growing at a slow and steady pace. An article on the Supply Chain Digest website shares statistics that show the technology sector is especially booming, with computer and electronics up 32 percent. Today, more manufacturers are using manufacturing software to gain a competitive edge.

Why Is Manufacturing Business Software Central To Innovation?

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on May 2, 2013


The biggest innovators in the United States are manufacturers, according to a post on the Cloud NetSuite blog. That makes sense because manufacturing is a market that’s ripe for opportunity and growth. The growth comes from generating sales, not from cost cutting. And today’s technology and manufacturing business software allows companies to grow.

How Is Strategic Sourcing A Key Driver Of The Reshoring Trend?

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on May 1, 2013


Manufacturers are moving operations closer to home not necessarily due to cost savings but because of effectiveness. A post on the Logistics Viewpoints blog says strategic sourcing decisions are a major reason why manufacturers are capitalizing on the reshoring trend, shifting from least-cost sourcing to best-cost sourcing.

How Can Organizations Use Manufacturing Resource Planning Software To Fit Their Needs?

Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on April 18, 2013

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Today’s software applications are configurable and web-based, using modern technologies like cloud, social and mobile. An article on the Enterprise Irregulars website notes that many vertical software companies can be “impossible to scale,” but manufacturing resource planning software enables organizations to tweak the software to fit their needs.

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