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Robert Baran

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From Production Line to Online: E-Commerce for Manufacturers

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jul 03, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Moving to e-commerce from traditional sales channels isn’t a new idea for manufacturers. This strategy has likely been considered and planned over the table at multiple meetings and budget reviews.

If your company hasn’t made this move, it’s normal to wonder whether it’s too late to adopt e-commerce for manufacturers.

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Topics: e-commerce for manufacturers

Distribution Optimization: A Guide to Efficiency

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jun 05, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

In a sea of competition, efficiency is key to success. Leaders need to consider how they can provide the most value to both customers and suppliers. In this blog, we’ll explore various strategies and techniques to achieve distribution optimization in order to place your company on the path toward increased profitability.

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Topics: distribution optimization

Business Intelligence Essential for Improving Manufacturing Process

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, May 29, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Manufacturers with the right business intelligence can stop guessing when making decisions. Company managers can use real-time visibility into their business processes to anticipate their next move. It can be compared to looking through a windshield on a sunny, clear day instead of trying to drive in foggy conditions.

The ability to produce accurate, relevant reports promptly is an easy task. Nothing could be further from the truth. The amount of data companies must organize and manage has surged over the past few years. Unfortunately, many companies find it challenging to filter and support such a large volume of data. 

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Topics: business intelligence for manufacturing

Easy Ways to Implement Manufacturing Warehouse Automation

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Apr 25, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

The manufacturing industry is having its share of difficulties attracting skilled employees. As a result, manufacturers struggle to optimize productivity in their warehouses. Job seekers may avoid applying for available positions, thinking that warehouse work is dark, dirty, and offers no opportunities for advancement. Manufacturing warehouse automation improves the working environment for employees while improving productivity for the company. It’s a win-win situation.

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Topics: ERP chat bot

How AI is Improving ERP Chat Bots' Functionality

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Mar 20, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

The manufacturing industry is a competitive one. Suppose your company is at the point of either implementing a new ERP or upgrading to the latest version of an existing one. In that case, you must find a solution supporting smart manufacturing. An ERP chat bot is one of the critical features of smart manufacturing, and AI (artificial intelligence) is improving these digital bots to make them more effective for sales and customer service roles. 


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Manufacturing Tech Good Fit for Optimizing Process Improvement

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Feb 21, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

The modern manufacturing business is challenging. Multiple factors, such as the increasing cost of raw material prices, continuing load-shedding, challenges managing shop-floor processes, and a weak economy all contribute to the uncertainty of running the business. Business owners know that digital technologies have already led to manufacturing process improvement, resulting in increased efficiency and better overall business performance.


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Topics: manufacturing process improvement

Take Steps to Introduce Quality Management to Your Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Feb 07, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Quality management (QM) is the series of steps that ensures activities required to make products are performed to the highest possible standards. QM requires a commitment from everyone involved in the company, from the executive suites to the shop floor, to follow the stated quality policy. As a manufacturer interested in introducing QM to your facility, you need to know the specific strategies needed to make it a success.


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Topics: quality management

Calculating ERP ROI: How to Find the Tangible Benefits

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Dec 20, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Before your company embarks on an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation journey, it’s crucial to build a business case to calculate the potential ERP ROI (Return on Investment), Taking this step will shine a light into all the corners of the business to reveal the challenges and pain points that are holding the business back.


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Topics: ERP ROI

5 Ways AI Gives You an Edge in Your Inventory Management

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Nov 15, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Keeping track of goods is one of the most challenging aspects of running a business that carries inventory. If you have been relying on spreadsheets or another outdated system to manage your inventory records, you have no doubt been finding the process challenging. Deciding to use AI in inventory management means the records will always be up to date, along with several other advantages.


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Topics: AI in Inventory Management

AI in Manufacturing: a Major Force for Change

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Oct 18, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a transformative force in multiple industries, including manufacturing. AI in manufacturing has introduced a significant change in the industry with its potential to impact production, improve efficiency, and drive innovation.


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Topics: AI in manufacturing