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Healthy Growth – Industry Outlook on Medical Device Manufacturing

  • 21 November 2018
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  The healthcare industry is completely reliant on the manufacturing of Medical Devices. Being slightly more vulnerable to economic fluctuations, the Medical Device industry is largely protected by revenue unpredictability due to its expensive nature. The Medical Device industry has been in decline since 2013. In the time span of 2013-2018 the industry suffered a -1.3% decline. In despite its downward trend the Medical Device industry is forecasting a +3.0% slope in the upcoming years ranging from 2018-2023. Factors that…

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4 Ways ERP Gives Small and Midsized Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage

  • 24 October 2018
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Major manufacturers have been enjoying the benefits of ERP for years, but manufacturing shops with smaller budgets have sometimes questioned the value of the investment in ERP. Now, as we enter Industry 4.0, small and midsized manufacturers must adopt ERP systems if they want to stay competitive in the marketplace. Without it, they won’t be able to capitalize on the technological revolution that’s swiftly overtaking the industry. While ERP may seem like the type of technology only “big companies” have…

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3 Costly Supply Chain Risks for A&D Manufacturers

  • 26 September 2018
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Supply chains for aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers have been reshaped by digital transformations. Access to real-time data enables manufacturers to streamline end-to-end planning, warehouse management, and decision making. Predictive analytics allows for better forecasting of demand and supply. Automation tools enable manufacturers and their suppliers to increase efficiency of production and reduce lead times. These benefits can all be realized by digitizing your supply chain with the use of an advanced ERP system. Research from McKinsey suggests that digitizing…

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4 Ways ERP Improves Efficiency for Furniture Manufacturers

  • 12 September 2018
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As a furniture manufacturer, you need to be one step ahead of new technology, fluctuations in price and demand, and skilled labor availability. In this intensely competitive landscape, it’s more important than ever to streamline your workflows and reduce the time it takes to get your products to market. A modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can overhaul your processes, so you can increase efficiency and overtake your competitors. Below, we outline just four capabilities ERP can bring to your…

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Confluent Medical Technologies Site Live on Epicor 10.1.4 By Cre8tive Technology

  • 15 August 2018
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Company Facts Location: Warwick, RI Head Quarters: Fremont, CA Industry: Medical Devices Website: https://nitinol.com/ From Syspro to Epicor 10.1.400 – Warwick, RI Cre8tive Technology & Design, an Epicor nationwide platinum partner, specializing in implementations of ERP solutions, announced the go live of Confluent Medical Technologies’ Warwick Location. The Warwick location is Confluent’s third site brought live due to their strategic partnership with Cre8tive Technology. Confluent is working with Cre8tive Technology on their fourth site as a result of the success…

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5 Benefits of Cloud-Based ERP for Manufacturers

  • 28 March 2018
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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 efficiency, scalability, and agility provided by cloud-based solutions such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms. Here are just five reasons why cloud-based ERP can keep…

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The Top 4 Challenges Facing Furniture Manufacturers

  • 21 March 2018
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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 environment. As with all industry trends, proper planning is key to navigating the competitive landscape. In this post, we’ll cover the top challenges currently facing…

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How ERP Helps Manufacturers Adjust to Changing Demand

  • 13 December 2017
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There are two inseparable factors that can make or break a manufacturing business: supply and demand. Without the right data, these factors can seem unpredictable. Sudden changes in demand can wipe out companies that don’t act quickly enough to satisfy customers. It can feel like a hurricane blew through unannounced — without data, that is. A healthy, state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can act like a meteorologist for demand, allowing companies to strategically control supply. Anticipating Demand Demand is…

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How ERP Systems Will Help With Additive Manufacturing

  • 29 November 2017
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When looking for an ERP system, you want to find a solution that will support not only your needs today, but also the needs that the future will bring. For many in manufacturing, that future is one involving additive manufacturing methods. Additive manufacturing — or AM, commonly referred to as 3D printing — has already revolutionized industries from healthcare to consumer electronics to the automotive sector. Now, additive manufacturing is coming to the aerospace and defense industry. The creation of new…

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Is Additive Manufacturing the Next Big Thing in A&D?

  • 27 September 2017
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Additive manufacturing (AM), colloquially known as 3D printing, has been around for more than three decades, but it’s only been stealing headlines in the past few years. “3D printed spine saves a woman from paralysis and death,” reads one headline in The Guardian. “Will We Be Eating 3D Printed Meat Next Year?” asks another headline. As manufacturers across many industries explore this exciting technology, it’s safe to assume there are many more AM headlines to come. Right now, AM is…


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