Why is InRequest better than the rest?

Purchasing is one of the most critical aspects of the manufacturing process. No production is possible without the raw materials, services and products that support the process. Many ERPs – particularly tier 2 and 3 – do not provide a mechanism to easily and accurately capture purchasing requirements. MRP handles the inventory items and typically […]

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Millennials and Manufacturing Don’t Mix; Let’s Reverse the Trend

Those who keep America’s manufacturing industry churning – many of who hail from either the Baby Boomer or Gen X age groups – don’t quite know how to train, attract or retain Millennials. The disconnect among generations isn’t surprising. Let’s consider the following: The G.I. Generation (largely comprised of WWII soldiers) showed Baby Boomers that […]

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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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