Let’s Make Manufacturing Great Again© this National Manufacturing Day 2017
This year’s National Manufacturing Day arrives at a most dynamic time with much attention focused on:
So what can we do to help Make Manufacturing Great Again©
We don’t need to wait for new leadership, new laws, new products, or new markets. A major part of any manufacturing organization’s bottom line success lies in its ability to produce efficiently, effectively and as fully optimized as possible. All manufacturers would do well to focus on operations management as the ‘secret sauce’ that can determine a manufacturer’s ability to compete. The time is ripe for us to all pull together to work towards this noble goal, and to Make Manufacturing Great Again©.
“The Resource Manager is a great solution for manufacturers who are not ready for a full-blown MRPII, ERP, or Shop Management System but who realize the value of effective scheduling and planning. Resource Manager is unique in that it easily adapts to the way people are running their business today.” – Mike Parks, as Director of Georgia Tech’s CMIT, an affiliate of the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
Since 1988, the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) works directly with manufacturers to develop new products and customers, expand and diversify markets, adopt new technology, and enhance value within supply chains. MEP provides information, decision support, and implementation assistance to smaller manufacturing firms in adopting new, more advanced manufacturing technologies, techniques, and business best practices.