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Top Features in Today's Manufacturing Software Platforms

Top Features in Today's Manufacturing Software Platforms

Posted March 10, 2015 by Chad Yee

Manufacturing software has grown over the past few years and new features just keep getting added to the pile. To help you get accustomed to the latest and most helpful features for 2015, Business-Software.com has… Read More 

Free Manufacturing Software: Do or Don't?

Free Manufacturing Software: Do or Don't?

Posted May 6, 2014 by Kiri Picone

Is free manufacturing software too good to be true? Perhaps. We uncover whether free manufacturing systems will meet the needs of small manufacturers. Read More 

Why You as a Small Business Manufacturer Should Embrace Technology

Why You as a Small Business Manufacturer Should Embrace Technology

Posted March 20, 2014 by Steve Leavitt

Last week I had a great opportunity to participate in a video interview with Manufacturing Business Technology. The publication asked me to answer a question that’s on a lot of small manufacturers’ minds: “How can… Read More 

MRP and Kanban: Push vs. Pull Manufacturing

MRP and Kanban: Push vs. Pull Manufacturing

Posted September 26, 2013 by Mark Aspillera

Since their advent near the end of the 19th century, factories and mass production have laid layers of science onto the art of manufacturing. Breaking down microeconomics into quantifiable values resulted in the development of… Read More 

Manufacturing Trends: 5 Up-and-Coming Software Features to Look for in 2013

Manufacturing Trends: 5 Up-and-Coming Software Features to Look for in 2013

Posted July 19, 2013 by Kristin Crosier

As we move forward in 2013, a handful of new features are popping up across ERP manufacturing platforms. It’s more important than ever before to thoroughly evaluate your manufacturing software and PLM software options and… Read More 

What’s the Deal with Green or Sustainable Manufacturing Software?

What’s the Deal with Green or Sustainable Manufacturing Software?

Posted July 12, 2013 by Kristin Crosier

Dubbed green or sustainable manufacturing, the lean manufacturing trend to improve design and production processes is gaining momentum in part because it benefits the business owner as much as, if not more than, the environment.… Read More 

Will Lean Manufacturing Save an Ailing Industry?

Will Lean Manufacturing Save an Ailing Industry?

Posted March 22, 2013 by Michael Tauscher

The interplay between agile principles developed in the software world and lean principles developed in the manufacturing world has created a cyclical relationship between the two. As the software sector flourishes, the now languid manufacturing… Read More 

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Buying Manufacturing Software

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Buying Manufacturing Software

Posted November 8, 2012 by Deniz Kuypers

Software selection is an important, time-consuming task that will have long-term effects for your company. Manufacturing software in particular needs experienced buyers who can accurately assess the needs of the company and compare them against… Read More