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Manufacturing Software Blog

3 Ways to Prepare for the Labor Shortage

You probably know that there are more manufacturing jobs than there are people to fill them now. However, you might not know how large the labor shortage will be. By 2025, the US is projected to need 3.5 million manufacturing jobs filled but only be able to fill 1.5 million. This will leave 2 million manufac...

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New Generation of Shop Owners Prefer Cloud ERP

As a job shop gets passed down the generations, the way it’s run changes. When a shop first opens, it is small, with only a couple of people working at it. It starts in someone’s garage or a small work space. Then, as the shop gets more successful, they start to hire more people and move into a bigger spa...

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Top 5 Reasons to Purchase an ERP System

I was talking the other day with a friend of mine who has a company that creates specialty conveyor components for the food industry. His workload has been rapidly growing for the past year and he was venting to me about how he’s not sure how much longer they can go at this pace. While being busy is, of co...

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Cloud-based ERP Is Changing The Market: What it Means for Your Shop

Are you in the market for new ERP for your shop? The ERP world has evolved rapidly in recent years. There was a time when on-premise ERP software was the only option available. On-premise ERP is software that is installed and hosted in your facility, usually on a local server. Many ERP vendors have recently ...

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3 Problems Solved with ERP for a Discrete Manufacturer

Let’s see if this story sounds familiar to you… Tim is the owner of a discrete manufacturing company in the Midwest. From the start, his business has been centered around creating specialty drilling and extracting parts for the shale industry. However, in the last 5 years, the work has expanded from one-...

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Tradeshows Have a Big Impact on Small Shops

For most job shops and small to mid-size manufacturers, your time is too precious to take a few days to attend a tradeshow. The time and the money that go into it just aren’t worth it and you won’t get anything useful out of it. Right? Actually, that isn’t true. Tradeshows are a great place to network ...

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IT Issues Do Not Have To Be A Problem For Your Shop: Cloud-Based Software To The Rescue!

Your shop has enough challenges on its plate without adding IT difficulties into the mix. You face steep competition from other manufacturers. There’s the ongoing challenge of finding and retaining skilled labor. Moreover, there’s the ever-present issue of meeting your customers’ quality and delivery e...

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AeroDef 2018

Shoptech is excited to exhibit at AeroDef 2018, a conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industries. As you take the time to learn new technologies and processes, don’t forget about the overall productivity of your shop. We will be at booth 658 to answer questions about how to find and get ...

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It’s Not Too Late For New Year’s Resolutions: 3 Key Goals To Keep In Mind In 2018

If your shop is off to a positive, full-out sprinting start to 2018, congratulations! For the rest of us who may still be trying to wrap our heads around the fact that it’s 2018 (where did 2017 go!), let’s embrace change and get busy implementing those New Year resolutions. If you and your team executed ...

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Do You Need ERP Software, But Implementation Scares You?

Change is hard. As humans, our species inherently fights change. In fact, there’s a study out there that 70% of change efforts do not achieve the ultimate goals and results. With that stat in mind, how can any manufacturing company have the confidence to commit to investing and running an ERP system? Becau...

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