• Taming the Complexity and Cost of Manufacturing Operations

    07/16/2014
    Dave Lechleitner

    Like it or not, the global economy brought higher pressure and thinner margins right to your doorstep. Nobody feels this as keenly as the production managers and shop foreman in the small manufacturing operation. These key individuals must...

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  • The Peril and Potential of an ERP Upgrade

    06/24/2014
    Lori Payne

    At KeyedIn, we deal a lot with the subject of ERP upgrades and we’ve heard our share of horror stories (as well as positive experiences).  But to get a better handle on the scope of the issue, I searched Google for the term...

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  • How Small Manufacturing CEOs Can Contain Risk in the Cloud

    06/17/2014
    Ralf Suerken

    Many CEOs and owners of small- and mid-size manufacturing operations are guardians of family-grown businesses, keeping a close eye on day-to-day operations while trying to control costs and seeing where the future holds opportunities and threats...

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  • Myths of Saas

    04/04/2014
    Katie Hilyar

    A hot topic in the technology world today revolves around SaaS vs. on-premise. What type of solution deployment is best to fit your business’ needs, and why you would select SaaS vs. on-premise? There are many conflicting views or myths that...

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  • You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure

    03/04/2014
    Dave Lechleitner

    If you are a business owner, you may be very familiar with the old adage, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.”  Specifically, if you are the owner of a job shop or a contract manufacturing facility, it is...

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  • Accurate Job Costing - Critical for Today's Custom, Make-to-Order Manufacturer

    02/19/2014
    Dave Lechleitner

    If you are like many small shop owners today you may be using a standard, off-the-shelf accounting package to manage your manufacturing operations.  However, one of the shortcomings of a general accounting solution is, often, these solutions...

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  • New Year's Predictions

    01/15/2014
    Katie Hilyar

    Is U.S. manufacturing really making a comeback?  This question has been asked and addressed hundreds of times over the last year, and the answer to this loaded question is…YES!  This question continues its relevance as we reflect...

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