Week 34 in Manufacturing News

US: Markit Manufacturing PMI retreats to 61.2 in August vs. 62.8 expected; U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Set to Rebound in 2021; U.K. Construction and Manufacturing Push Up Wage Inflation; Supply Chain Issues are Hindering UK Manufacturing Recovery.

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What Is Dead Stock and How to Avoid It?

Dead stock consists of inventory items that your business cannot use according to their original purpose. There are many different types of dead stock and various ways to either eliminate it or avoid it in the first place.

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Week 33 in Manufacturing News

U.S. manufacturing production accelerates in July; Nearly All Small UK Manufacturers Face Costs Headache; UK Unemployment Falls Amid Record Rise in Job Vacancies; Made Smarter Helps SME Manufacturers Prepare for Digital Future Challenges With Leadership Programme.

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Easy Manufacturing & Inventory with MRPeasy

Tim Grant, ERP consultant at Business Solution Providers Inc., writes about why his experience helping small to mid-sized manufacturers choose and implement software has made him prefer “a true manufacturing program like MRPeasy”.

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Week 32 in Manufacturing News

Senate Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan, Advancing Safety Net Expansion; Can US Infrastructure Plan aid Manufacturing?; UK economic recovery speeds up in June after lockdown measures relaxed; Australian Manufacturers to Share in $800 Million Funding.

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How to Manage Supply Chain Disruptions?

The world has experienced historic supply chain disruptions during the last years. From trade wars and COVID-19 to semiconductor shortages and the Suez canal blockage – there are few industries that have not been affected. The lesson learned is to be better prepared and to remain flexible.

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Week 31 in Manufacturing News

Solid U.S. factory orders, business spending on equipment point to enduring manufacturing strength; UK manufacturing maintains growth despite demand and supply disruption driving up costs; German factories humming, supply shortages constrain growth – PMI.

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Week 30 in Manufacturing News

DOE Announces New $60 Million Investment to Increase Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing; The Senate Voted to Take up a Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal; New £53 million funding for UK manufacturers to boost competitiveness through digital tech; Manufacturing Digitalisation Symposium – Key takeaways.

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Capacity Planning – An Essential Guide for Manufacturers

Capacity planning is an essential tool used in well-functioning manufacturing companies. It determines the necessary capacity required to meet demand and as such, it is a prerequisite for efficient production scheduling, supply chain planning, inventory management, and any other aspect of the business.

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Week 29 in Manufacturing News

Much Is at Stake for American Manufacturing in 2021; New Low-Cost Solutions Help UK Manufacturers Go Digital; Semiconductors: Europe’s Expensive Plan to Reach the Top Tier of Chipmakers; Australia: New Gold Coast Manufacturing Hub Opens in Nerang.

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