How ERP Improves Lean Manufacturing We should start with a quick definition of lean manufacturing for the uninitiated. Lean manufacturing, also referred to as “lean”, is a commitment to minimizing waste of any kind during the manufacturing process. This includes wasted time, materials, and capital. in total, there are seven sources of waste in lean […]


Top 10 Benefits Of IoT For Manufacturers Chances are you have come across the terms Internet of Things (IoT) or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). These are networks of connected devices that communicate data to a central system in order to make sense of it all. These networks consist of connected edge devices, terminals, […]


Medical device manufacturing has grown more and more complicated as products become more intricate and their regulators become stricter about conformity to rigid standards. These two industry trends have driven Medical Device Manufacturing ERP systems to command an increasingly larger portion of the conversation on where the industry is headed. Medical Device Manufacturing ERP And […]


The manufacturing industry has experienced a recent breakthrough in welding technology thanks to the efforts of scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. The new Heriot-Watt laser system facilitates the fusing of metal and glass together. These two materials are difficult to join due to their strikingly disparate thermal properties. The technology utilizes an ultra-fast laser […]


On Monday it was announced that a U.S. Steel and United Steelworkers Union deal has been reached as a “tentative agreement”. The consensus has helped to avoid a steelworker strike that would involve more than 14,000 steelworkers in tubular operations, domestic flat-rolled steel, and ore mining facilities throughout the eastern United States. Steelworker Strike Update […]


If you haven’t heard of Manufacturing Day, the series of events is designed as a celebration of modern manufacturing and serves to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Talks, open houses, and guided tours of manufacturing facilities across the country take place on the first Friday in October. This year, Manufacturing Day takes place on Friday, […]


We’re excited to announce that Encompass Solutions will be exhibiting our consulting expertise, business services, and Epicor ERP solutions at the annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit 2018 on October 10th at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia. Join us at booth #33 for a day of learning, networking, and discovery into what the latest ERP technology […]


USW negotiations continue as representatives report that progress had been made in the latest round of contract bargaining with US Steel. Negotiations between the two entities will continue and a strike will be avoided provided that gaps in asks from union members can be filled in a reasonable timeframe. Currently, US Steel proposes an additional […]


Last week, United Steelworkers members employed at US Steel facilities voted in favor of enacting a work stoppage if current contract negotiations do not result in the conditions workers seek. There were rumblings of an ArcelorMittal steelworker strike authorization vote to take place this week. Yesterday, ArcelorMittal steelworkers strike rumors become reality as members voted unanimously in […]


In August 2018 US manufacturing production rose for the third straight month, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest report entitled INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION AND CAPACITY UTILIZATION, and yielded the best year-on-year growth since 2012. August alone enjoyed a gain of 0.4 for industrial production while manufacturing output increased 0.2 percent thanks to a 4.0 percent gain […]

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