Business Automation and Software Blog

The Current State of Manufacturing

Posted by Robert Baran on Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 09:04 PM

The National Association for Manufacturers (NAM) recently published a report called “A Growth Agenda: Four Goals for a Manufacturing Resurgence in America.” In it, they assessed that manufacturers are ready to power the economy. The difficult recovery into an economic resurgence is possible with the right policies in place. This is due to the fact that manufacturing has the highest multiplier effect on any economic sector. Manufacturing investments multiply creating jobs and growth in other sectors of the economy. Manufacturing helps in making America strong.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Manufacturing ERP Software, Collaboration

Collaboration is Key to Illinois' Manufacturing Future and Success

Posted by Robert Baran on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 09:15 PM

A recent economic summit held in late September in Illinois identified collaboration as one essential key for future economic growth in Illinois’ manufacturing future. Collaboration is all about working together to further produce and create in cooperation.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Collaboration

From nice-to-have to necessity: Getting serious about Social Business

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Infor Ming.le™ is Infor’s new “social business” tool which is an entirely new business concept. Infor Ming.le brings the power of a social media type of tool into the business environment to create a seamless collaboration tool.  If you just thought, “Huh?” don’t feel bad. To put it in perspective, this would be like trying to explain e-mail way back when it was first introduced (in its DOS based format).  Until you see it, it’s just hard to grasp.  However, can you imagine working without e-mail today?  That is how you will feel once you see and use Infor Ming.le. 

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Topics: Social Media and Business Management, Collaboration

Opportunity is Knocking at the Infor Conference

Posted by Robert Baran on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

If you had the opportunity to work in collaboration with, network with, and learn from experts on topics related to your industry that were designed to help transform the way you work - faster and smarter - would you take advantage of it? 

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Topics: Collaboration, conference

Five Levels of Manufacturing Collaboration

Posted by Robert Baran on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 @ 02:14 PM

In manufacturing, collaboration is nothing new—it’s always been the norm. Group problem-solving, trouble-shooting, and idea generation serve as many top manufacturers’ most successful sources for generating new opportunities. Today, as manufacturers struggle with shortages of highly skilled personnel, while simultaneously attempting to grow without expanding head-count, the value of shared dialogue and effective collaboration is greater than ever. Workers may need to share tasks, mentor recruits, or take on entirely new roles. In these cases, communication within the workforce increases in importance.

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Topics: ERP Software, Manufacturing, Collaboration