What You Need To Know

What You Need To Know

The articles in this section provide a basic rundown of skills and technology critical in the manufacturing industry. With subjects ranging from communications to staffing, the answers to your most important questions start right here.

  • Communications & Technology
    The time it takes a manufacturer to get a product to the marketplace often determines its success. State-of-the-art communication systems represent one way to increase turnaround time and reduce cost.
  • Sales and Marketing
    A strong marketing strategy plays an essential role in keeping assembly lines moving. As with any business, those in the manufacturing field constantly look for new opportunities to acquire and retain clients.
  • Customer Service
    With stiffer competition in the manufacturing industry, excellent customer service can be the single most important factor for a successful business.
  • Staffing & Employment
    Finding the talent you need to run a successful manufacturing business depends on several factors, including the size and type of company you wish to build.
  • Billing and Accounts Receivable
    While the economy may be improving, many small to midsize manufacturing firms continue to struggle with getting their share of this bounty in a timely, consistent fashion.
  • Vendor Relations and Purchasing
    Most manufacturing professionals seek material vendors capable of fast turn-around time and flexible delivery. A number of simple strategies can help guarantee a smooth, cost effective system.
  • Insurance
    The day-to-day procedures at a manufacturing plant pose many risks, all of which require the protection of a good insurance policy. But aside from standard coverages such as general liability and worker's compensation, manufacturers need to consider other equally important options.
  • Social Media Best Practices & Applications
    Today's social media tools can help establish and enhance a professional brand, share knowledge and increase a company’s visibility to current and potential customers.