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Are You Harnessing the Power of Manufacturing Data?

Are You Harnessing the Power of Manufacturing Data?

Posted by Jonathan Roller on July 01, 2019

With the right technology tools, manufacturers can collect volumes of data, ranging from real-time information gleaned from machines and RFID readers on the plant floor to regular input from customer service and sales staff. But data also must be analyzed so it can be used to improve business processes, refine operational efficiency and transform existing business models.

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Road Map to Manufacturing 4.0

Road Map to Manufacturing 4.0

Posted by Brian Kern on June 27, 2019

  • The manufacturing industry is at a pivotal point in its history. Recognizing the significance of this juncture, the Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Council recently released its Critical Issues Agenda for 2018/2019, titled The Journey to Manufacturing 4.0.
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The Perfect Manufacturing Storm: 7 Ways to Weather It

The Perfect Manufacturing Storm: 7 Ways to Weather It

Posted by James Dunn Jr. on June 27, 2019

Everything from changes to foreign trade policies and new tariffs to military actions threaten to disrupt smooth operations in the manufacturing sector. Already, your company may be coping with the rising costs of raw materials and subsequent pushback from customers. This article suggests seven ways to weather the current climate.

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Private Companies: Have you Implemented the New Revenue Recognition Standard?

Private Companies: Have you Implemented the New Revenue Recognition Standard?

Posted by Douglas Muth on June 27, 2019

It’s crunch time for private companies to implement the new revenue recognition standard. Here’s what you need to know, plus some valuable insight from public companies that went through the implementation process last year.

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Powering up the Connected Factory - 2019 MPI Internet of Things Study

Powering up the Connected Factory - 2019 MPI Internet of Things Study

Posted by Jonathan Roller on June 18, 2019

Manufacturers that build out their IoT strategy in the context of Industry 4.0 potential will ultimately be better equipped to compete in manufacturing’s digitized future.

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Close-up on Professional Standards for CPAs

Close-up on Professional Standards for CPAs

Posted by John Schiavone on June 17, 2019

CPAs rank among the most trusted professionals. And that trust is well warranted because of the extensive guidance that accountants and auditors must follow.

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Does Your Company Allow Vaping on the Job?

Does Your Company Allow Vaping on the Job?

Posted by Stephanie Wilkinson on June 17, 2019

The question of whether or not to allow vaping at work can be a thorny one to tackle.

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Predicting Future Performance

Predicting Future Performance

Posted by Sherry DelleBovi on June 14, 2019

CPAs don’t have a crystal ball, but they can estimate your company’s future performance.

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Put a QOE Report to Work for You

Put a QOE Report to Work for You

Posted by Timothy Bubar on June 14, 2019

Are you buying or selling a business? If so, a quality of earnings (QOE) report can help identify potential problems and value-adding opportunities, as well as expedite the M&A due diligence process. Here’s how.

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Should Employers Allow Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace?

Should Employers Allow Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace?

Posted by Stephanie Wilkinson on June 14, 2019

Many people have long recognized and cherished the emotional support available from their pets. An emerging category of service animal is a psychiatric service dog.

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