All Posts by Samuel Mindlin

OEE will reduce downtime

5 questions you should be asking to answer critical questions In today’s global economy the manufacturing industry has more competition than ever. You must take a deeper look into your business to be competitive in this market. If you are already at the top of your game you have to constantly review and tune your […]

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5 Key Steps to Building a Direct to Market Website

During my time as a consultant I have seen a dramatic increase in manufactures marketing directly to their consumers. The day when sales channels relied solely on distributors is fading away. With the advances in technology, websites, mobile usage, and powerful analytics manufactures are able to reach directly to their users with ease never experienced […]

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Date Calculations in SSRS

When creating SSRS reports and setting their default parameters for dates, I always am trying to remember what functions to input into the parameter’s default value for the date calculations in SSRS which is either in Visual Studio or Report Builder. The below table contains a list of some of the common expression I use […]

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How to do easy rankings in SSRS

I have found this code below to be very helpful when trying to do rankings in SSRS. Public dim Previousvalue as Integer =0 public dim SourceRank as Integer =1 Public Function Rank(sourceValue as Integer ) As Integer if Previousvalue >sourceValue SourceRank =SourceRank +1 else SourceRank =SourceRank end if Previousvalue =sourceValue return SourceRank End Function And […]

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Why You Need a Responsive Website

So I just wrapped up a website for a Country Club that was having an issue of getting online traffic and they didn’t know why. They had decent SEO but they were still not getting the hits they desired. So the first thing I did was to check and see if their website was Responsive. […]

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