Improving Inventory Optimization

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

In a simple sense, inventory optimization is what you get when you strike a balance between having enough inventory to satisfy your customer service standards while stocking as little inventory as possible. Customer service standards involve meeting demand—but not past the point that you have too much. But inventory optimization gets complicated when supply and demand are constantly in a state of flux across a sizeable number of SKUs. The larger the complexity, the bigger the challenge.

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B2B eCommerce and Inbound Marketing: the 1-2 Punch

Thu, Jan 30, 2020 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


. . . Don't Get Knocked Out! During this workshop, you'll gain inside knowledge from industry experts on what B2B eCommerce is and why you need to get online now . . . or get left behind. You'll learn about available platforms, their cost, and what it takes to connect a new B2B website to your current back-office systems (no matter how old or complex they are). You'll also see how a well-built B2B site can increase your revenue, reduce costs, and create smoother order processing. Plus, you'll discover the power of inbound marketing and walk away with proven strategies that can take your B2B website to the next level and transform it into a powerful lead-generation tool for your business.

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Year One of Swagelok's Automation Journey

Tue, Feb 4, 2020 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

DoubleTree Independence

Swagelok devoted a full year retrofitting current processes with collaborative robots. Project manager Aaron Archacki will describe a variety of machining, auxiliary, and assembly projects that were automated using Universal Robots. You’ll learn what worked—what didn’t turn out quite as well as planned—and why. Also, important thoughts going forward on identifying good robotic applications and recognizing safety issues. Plus, tips on successfully integrating automation with the operators on your floor.

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Manufacturers Are Making Big $ with R&D Tax Credit

Tue, Feb 11, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

Manufacturers, you can cash in on the most lucrative tax credit in the industry! This Manufacturing Works webinar will show you how. ADP Tax Credit Services will provide overview of both the Federal and State programs, the qualifying research activities (QREs) specific to manufacturers, the four-part test used in the process, and how to calculate the benefit using salaries, supplies, and contracting expenses. Most importantly, you'll leave knowing if your company can qualify for this opportunity and what it means as a recurring revenue stream every year.

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