Every Thursday at 1:00 pm Central Time you are welcome to join the USA Manufacturing Hour, #USAMfgHour, Twitter chat. This week’s host was Pavel Stepanov of VirtuDesk, a virtual assistant company that helps entrepreneurs, real estate agents and other professionals with marketing, prospecting, admin, and more. Pavel and team shared their insights on Effective Strategies for Growing a Virtual Team
Social media uses Internet Applications that allow people (and bots) to communicate, share ideas and content. You’re probably familiar with Facebook®, Twitter®, LinkedIn®, Instagram® and TikTok®. These platforms have changed the way we “talk” to one another, provide information and stay connected. There are good and bad things about this instant and sometimes anonymous technology. With privacy on the line and possible dangers, are there positives to putting your business or personal views out there? In our #USAMfgHour Chat led by Julie Basello of Radwell International and Whitney Koch of Welker, Inc. in honor of Social Media Day, we discussed this topic.
A great Information Systems Manager, also known as an Information Technology (IT) manager, is really invaluable to your company. I have worked in the software business for close to 30 years and sometimes IS Managers can be the largest obstacle for modernization and progress. Sometimes it may be their personality, their upper management, over-all workload or even politics behind some of the reasons they slow progress. However, I am impressed by how many AMAZING IS Managers are in our working force today. Let me share the qualities they possess.
Every once in a while, in order to move forward you need to take a quick look back at what you did accomplish under challenging circumstances. When I was in my early twenties, I had a roller-blading accident in Forest Park, one of our nation’s greatest urban parks right here in Saint Louis.
2021 Another Doozy:
There is no doubt that 2021 was another challenging year for many businesses especially for manufacturers and distributors.
Our team continues to improve the DCWarehouse Automation Suite with extremely important supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution features. Our goal is to help our clients better compete with time savings, inventory accuracy and modern technology!
Our latest release 7.80.043 includes very important features and improvements.
Change. Is it exciting? Unpleasant? Detrimental? Beneficial? How can Businesses harness the power of change and how can you translate these lessons into your personal life?
This week’s #USAMfgHour Twitter chat was led by Kirsten Austin of DCSC, Inc. She shared her insights on Managing Business and Personal Change.Read More
Wow, we’re now into 2022 and let’s just say everyone is learning that half of business is staying in the game and the other half is innovating so you can continue growing. What a roller coaster ride for supple chains. So with all of these changes, there are a few trends, that in my opinion, may be here to stay. Let’s look into these.
In December of 2019, while “chatting” on Twitter, an unlikely source, Chris Astley-Stone of Burley Appliances Ltd., a UK manufacturer of the world’s most efficient & cleanest wood-burning stoves, gave us an idea. It was an idea that we should host a USA Manufacturing Chat, one similar to their UK Manufacturing Chat. Since this chat is pretty time-consuming to manage, I volunteered to start it but only if I could get some help.
So let’s just say the obvious! 2020 reminds me of that game you play in the carnival called Whac-A-Mole. You know the one were moles pop up out of nowhere and if you make contact with them you win a point. Nationally and Globally many of our partners, clients and friends where in the same boat. Personally and professionally I learned many lessons. Believe it or not, some positive events took place too.