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Florida Manufacturer: Tax Reform Will Help Keep Jobs in America

"Keeping up with foreign competition is expensive." The post Florida Manufacturer: Tax Reform Will Help Keep Jobs in America appeared first on Shopfloor.

New York Fed: Manufacturing Activity Eased a Little in December but Remained Strong Overall

Manufacturing activity in the New York Federal Reserve Bank’s district eased a little in December but remained strong overall. In the latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey, the composite index of... The post New York Fed: Manufacturing Activity Eased a Little in December but Remained Strong Overall appeared first on Shopfloor.

Manufacturing Production Rose for the Third Straight Month, up 2.4% Year-over-Year

The Federal Reserve said that manufacturing production rose for the third straight month in November, up 0.2 percent. This extended a 1.4 percent gain in October, which jumped significantly on... The post Manufacturing Production Rose for the Third Straight Month, up 2.4% Year-over-Year appeared first on Shopfloor.

What are the Biggest Problems ERP Tools Solve for Businesses?

A business without an ERP is just like a ship without a captain. In a manually operated or paper-based business, anything from inventory to production to dispatch can go haywire and a bulk of the confusion can creep in any corner resulting in chaos. Something similar was experienced by Sam in his process manufacturing business. […]

Innovation and Continued Reforms Critical to Combating Rising Health Care Costs

Yesterday morning the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing to discuss a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on the... The post Innovation and Continued Reforms Critical to Combating Rising Health Care Costs appeared first on Shopfloor.

Visualizing Metrics & Managing Improvement Properly: Webinar Registration Numbers

When managing a process and looking at results, the type of chart we use matters. The way we react to the chart matters too. In this blog post, I explore two different types of charts and explain why I like the "process behavior chart" format better. Continue reading Visualizing Metrics & Managing Improvement Properly: Webinar Registration Numbers at Lean Blog.

In Wisconsin, Manufacturers Optimistic Over Comprehensive Tax Reform

"The less money I need to take out of the business and send to Washington, means more money to reinvest in the company." The post In Wisconsin, Manufacturers Optimistic Over Comprehensive Tax Reform appeared first on Shopfloor.

Markit: Eurozone Manufacturing Activity at an All-Time High in Survey’s 20-Year History

Manufacturing activity in Europe expanded at its fastest pace since the survey was founded in June 1997, with the IHS Markit Flash Eurozone Manufacturing PMI rising from 60.1 in November... The post Markit: Eurozone Manufacturing Activity at an All-Time High in Survey’s 20-Year History appeared first on Shopfloor.

NAM Tells Congress: Act Now on Obamacare Taxes

"The urgency to pass ACA tax relief increases and manufacturers cannot wait." The post NAM Tells Congress: Act Now on Obamacare Taxes appeared first on Shopfloor.

Manufacturers Support an Open Internet and the FCC’s Efforts to Roll Back Regulations

"...created a chilling effect on investment in our nation’s broadband infrastructure." The post Manufacturers Support an Open Internet and the FCC’s Efforts to Roll Back Regulations appeared first on Shopfloor.

Retail Spending Grew Robustly in November

"These data show that consumers are accelerating their purchases..." The post Retail Spending Grew Robustly in November appeared first on Shopfloor.

FOMC Voted to Hike Rates at its December Meeting, as Expected

"Members now see the U.S. economy expanding by 2.5 percent in both 2017 and 2018." The post FOMC Voted to Hike Rates at its December Meeting, as Expected appeared first on Shopfloor.

Dell CEO Breaks Down Why Preserving Interest Deductibility Is Critical For U.S. Innovation & Growth

"The current House and Senate limitations on interest deductibility will force businesses to..." The post Dell CEO Breaks Down Why Preserving Interest Deductibility Is Critical For U.S. Innovation & Growth appeared first on Shopfloo...

Podcast #294 – Clay Linkous, Studer Group Principles & #Lean

Joining me for episode #294 is Clay Linkous, an account leader and speaker with Studer Group. He is an accomplished cultural transformation and leadership expert who has synthesized Lean and other improvement methods with Studer Group...Show More Summary

Producer Prices Rose by 0.4% in November for the Third Straight Month, or 3.0% Year-over-Year

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services rose by 0.4 percent in November for the third straight month. For manufacturers, producer prices... The post Producer Prices Rose by 0.4% in November for the Third Straight Month, or 3.0% Year-over-Year appeared first on Shopfloor.

NFIB: Small Business Optimism Not Far from the Record High Seen in July 1983

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said that the Small Business Optimism Index jumped from 103.8 in October to 107.5 in November. This was the highest level since the... The post NFIB: Small Business Optimism Not Far from the Record High Seen in July 1983 appeared first on Shopfloor.

Wall Street Journal: Tax Reform Is A Victory For Hispanic-Owned Manufacturing Firms

"It’s hard to overstate how consequential this kind of policy can be for Hispanic opportunity." The post Wall Street Journal: Tax Reform Is A Victory For Hispanic-Owned Manufacturing Firms appeared first on Shopfloor.

Is Andre Drummond a Better Free Throw Shooter This Season?

Today's blog post -- it's not just about sports, it's about managing and measuring improvement... Continue reading Is Andre Drummond a Better Free Throw Shooter This Season? at Lean Blog.

How to Deal with Employee Resistance while Deploying new ERP Program

The only ‘constant’ in business is ‘change’ and resistance to change is an inevitable event. Whether big or small, important or insignificant, management change or policy amendments, its basic human nature to oppose anything that is different from the usual routine. Deploying an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is one of the biggest change any organization […]

Workforce Challenges Topped the List of Primary Business Challenges in Latest Outlook Survey

In the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, the inability to attract and retain a quality workforce is the top business challenge, cited by 72.9 percent of respondents. This continues to... The post Workforce Challenges Topped the List of Primary Business Challenges in Latest Outlook Survey appeared first on Shopfloor.

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