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Choose the Right ERP Software!

Choose the Right ERP Software!

ERP software can be the very foundation of lean-centric manufacturing or the bane of any manufacturer’s existence. These resource planning tools have helped make the coordination of inventory movement, point of sale tracking, and financial record keeping more feasible but they still aren’t perfect. Many previously released products are mired by real-world inefficiency and muddled, almost antagonistic user interfaces. Robert Kugel with…

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3 Hot Manufacturing Careers

3 Hot Manufacturing Careers

A rebounding economy has led to an increase in hiring in the manufacturing industry. Employers, however, maintain that an inherent skills gap is keeping their facilities short on staff. As many industries rely on skilled metalworkers, these manufacturing careers are great places to start if you are looking for success in the industry. Welding Skilled welders are often consulted to repair flaws in metal objects and structures and thus are…

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What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

In most job interviews, the employer really isn’t looking to revolutionize the interview process. Creative lines of questioning only go so far when getting to know a potential employee, so most hiring managers don’t waste time reinventing the wheel. That being said, you shouldn’t be floored when a hiring manager, asks you this question: what’s your greatest weakness? Leap at the opportunity and show how you’re making your…

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Manufacturing and the Government Shutdown

Manufacturing and the Government Shutdown

The federal government shutdown is not happening in a bubble. Certainly, the first day when federal offices, facilities, and parks were shuttered public servants took the biggest hit but now they aren’t alone. There are numerous industries affected by the government shutdown: here is how manufacturing is being impacted. Government Contractors The idea that the government shutdown would impact all of their independent contractors is an…

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What Your Interview Mistakes Say About You

What Your Interview Mistakes Say About You

You can be a highly skilled individual, boast multiple years of experience in the field, and even have the most well written resume in the world, but all of that is for naught if you can’t perform well in the job interview. Most of the mistakes that can be made during the interview process may seem small but hiring managers often see them as a big deal. Make sure you don’t make any of these interview mistakes the next time you get the…

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Happy Manufacturing Day!

Happy Manufacturing Day!

Tired of the manufacturing industry being misinterpreted and overlooked? There’s a holiday to fix that. October 4th is Manufacturing Day, a date when manufacturers nationwide can celebrate the industry and address the misconceptions of the general public. Over 821 manufacturers in the United States and Puerto Rico are opening up their doors and providing the average American with a transparent look into what they do and don’t do. A Goodwill…

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Resume- At A Glance

Resume- At A Glance

Employers typically look at a resume for no more than 10-20 seconds. They give the resume a quick scan and spot all the information they are looking for. The applicant should present the resume with this knowledge. Making a resume stand out and still following the “unofficial guidelines” to making it “glance-worthy” is extremely crucial. The following is what should be included on the resume and tips for making the resume get past…

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By the Numbers: Manufacturing in September

By the Numbers: Manufacturing in September

The manufacturing industry shocked economic experts today as the latest numbers (from September) revealed the fourth consecutive monthly increase in the market index. The Numbers Economists watching the numbers had predicted that the Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) would fall by .7% to 55.0 this month. The latest report from the Institute for Supply Management, however, paints a very different picture of a market that is picking up…

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Put Your Alumni Network to Work on Your Job Search!

Put Your Alumni Network to Work on Your Job Search!

Are you in close contact with members of your alma mater? You should be! An alumni network can provide you with networking pathways that can lead to new and exciting careers. They won’t give you a free pass to a new job, though. Most of your fellow alumni won’t give you a job simply because you coincidentally wore the same colors while you walked across the stage on graduation day. Like any network, you need to leverage through…

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Team Building in the Workplace

Team Building in the Workplace

In the workplace, it is important to have a team that is trustworthy and communicates efficiently. Let’s face it- most people are content with their independent style of work, but more often than not it is helpful to have a strong team to fall back on for support. Also, it is essential for everyone to get along and have great communication with each other. Here are some useful tips to keep teams successful in the workplace. Establish Goals.…

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