Manufacturing Business Blog

Helpful articles from manufacturing experts to help your organization grow sales, reduce risks, and retain employees.

3 Pitfalls of Automating Manufacturing Processes and Solutions to Avoid Them

Automation & Technology

Authors: Stephen Smiley, Colin Wilson, & ChatGPT Credit: iStock/ipopba Automation has transformed the landscape of manufacturing, promising increased efficiency, precision, and reduced costs. However, beneath the surface of these advantages lie potential pitfalls that can derail automation projects. We’ll explore…

Increasing C-Suite Financial Literacy for Manufacturing Success

Operational Excellence

January 3, 2024 By: Gene Russell Credit: iStock/shapecharge Without a basic grasp of financial concepts at the C-suite (executive) level, small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) may be limited in their ability to compete in an increasingly crowded marketplace. This is why…

AI in the Supply Chain

Automation & Technology

Oct. 27, 2023 Using AI to Improve Your Sales & Operation Planning Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that can be intimidating for small and mid-sized manufacturers. Many assume it is out of reach in terms of costs, implementation and…

Illuminating Possibilities to Achieve ISO Certification

Certification & Standards

November 7, 2023 Credit: iStock/Dilok Klaisataporn Enova Illumination, a client of Enterprise Minnesota (Minnesota MEP), is a leading provider of LED surgical headlights, magnification systems, and other visualization solutions for healthcare professionals. The company was founded in 2006 to address the limitations…

Measuring and Improving Sustainability Impacts for You and Your Suppliers


UWEBC Strategic Briefing by Jessy Servi Ortiz Jessy Servi Ortiz addressed the Supply Chain audience for her strategic briefing on Measuring and Improving Sustainability Impacts for You and Your Suppliers at the UWEBC Annual Conference. Jessy Servi Ortiz, WSBC…

Infographic – Integrating Cybersecurity With Industry 4.0: What It Means for Manufacturing


Credit: iStock/da-kuk Did you know that manufacturing is now the most targeted industry for cyber attacks? The average cost of a data breach for a small business is $105,000. Can your firm absorb that cost? Can you risk the down…

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