4 Steps to Take Before Getting Your Company AS9100 Compliant

AS9100 is the gold standard when it comes to compliance within the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry — and it’s something that any company working in or around this sector should consider. Unlike the basic ISO 9001 standard that oversees general quality management across various industries, AS9100 is specific to the nuances of the A&D […]

4 Steps to Take Before Getting Your Company AS9100 Compliant

AS9100 is the gold standard when it comes to compliance within the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry — and it’s something that any company working in or around this sector should consider. Unlike the basic ISO 9001 standard that oversees general quality management across various industries, AS9100 is specific to the nuances of the A&D […]

Posted by mainpath on 6. 6. 2018

Reducing Lead Time With Industry 4.0

Manufacturing in today’s major industries means being able to balance increased demands and customization requests without slowing down production. Not only does demand continue to rise, but customers are more frequently seeking specific items that need to be made in smaller batches rather than produced in mass. Current manufacturing models weren’t built with these demands […]

Posted by mainpath on 4. 4. 2018

5 Benefits of Cloud-Based ERP for Manufacturers

The shift to cloud-based services and infrastructure is on the rise, and discrete manufacturing and process manufacturing companies are leading the charge when it comes to public cloud spending. The two industries alone make up just under one fifth of all market spending on these services. This isn’t a surprise; manufacturing benefits greatly from the […]

Posted by mainpath on 28. 3. 2018

The Top 4 Challenges Facing Furniture Manufacturers

Despite the uptick in US manufacturing as a whole over the past year, furniture manufacturers face a set of challenges that will make it difficult to compete in the coming years. While some of these obstacles apply to manufacturing in general, furniture manufacturing is especially sensitive to price fluctuations, customer demand, and a stiffly competitive […]

Posted by mainpath on 21. 3. 2018

Calculating the Business Value of ERP

Return on Investment (ROI) is one of the most important considerations for company leadership. After all, any investment must yield some value to be worthwhile. The ROI on some investments, like a new piece of equipment that increases your shop’s daily production, is easier to calculate due to your familiarity with their direct benefits. But […]

Posted by mainpath on 14. 3. 2018

Implementing a Proactive ERP Risk Management Strategy

So, your company is considering implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. By bringing all data and technology under a unified system, your organization can enjoy access to detailed information, reduced costs, and streamlined processes. It’s no question that the benefits of ERP far outweigh the risks. Of course, risk can’t be completely eliminated. Companies […]

Posted by mainpath on 7. 3. 2018

Top 5 Challenges Facing A&D Manufacturers

The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is enjoying slow yet steady growth. The industry grew by 2.4% in 2016 to $674.4 billion, which slightly outpaced the United States’ GDP growth of 2.3%. This was driven by continued growth in the European A&D industry, increased global defense spending in the US, as well as increased revenue […]

Posted by mainpath on 28. 2. 2018

5 Barriers to Adopting Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense

Additive manufacturing, a technology estimated to be worth $87 billion globally by 2020, has the enormous potential to revolutionize aerospace and defense (A&D) product development and supply chains. Also known as 3D printing, additive manufacturing can create localized, personalized, and flexible production. Though it certainly sounds promising to any A&D executive, several barriers still exist […]

Posted by mainpath on 21. 2. 2018

Where Are the New Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Hotspots in the US?

In August, Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) released its 2017 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings. These rankings are based on a qualitative weighted score that combines individual rankings on labor, infrastructure, industry, economy, cost, tax policies, and geopolitical risk garnered from ten unique data sources. The United States as a whole finished first once again in the […]

Posted by mainpath on 24. 1. 2018

How Organizational Change Management Benefits Your ERP Implementation

The manufacturing workplaces and supply chains of today are evolving, and with that comes the shifting function of your company and its staff. Manufacturers already know that implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a step in the right direction, but there’s no question about it — implementation isn’t easy. In fact, analyst firm Gartner estimates […]

Posted by mainpath on 17. 1. 2018