High-tech manufacturers on the cutting edge of innovation unfortunately often face cutting-edge challenges.
Perhaps most noticeable in the manufacturing industry, technological innovation has transformed everything from individual production line machinery to general warehouse management and administrative tools.
For manufacturers, improving operations while cutting costs is always a top priority. From company CEOs to shop floor managers, streamlining business processes is a continuous effort and often exhausting.
Software solutions for warehouse operations take the form of either ERP or WMS applications. Companies need to know the difference between these solutions, which serve fundamentally distinct purposes.
While 2020 was a challenging year for various industries, efforts to bring the economy back to pre-pandemic levels are finally gaining ground in many areas across the United States. Manufacturing was hit particularly hard by the onset of COVID-19, where mandatory facility shutdowns, global travel restrictions, and an inability to perform critical operations remotely significantly impacted business, often grinding manufacturing to a complete stop.
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted several major industries, requiring an increase in costs and lower operating margins that leave many businesses struggling to keep their heads above water. With staff reductions that inevitably followed, business management systems and processes have taken an expensive hit.