manufacturing

BN360 Spotlight Blog: 4 Lessons Learned From Building A Good Company Culture

When I was younger, I wanted to be a garbage man. I thought it would be really cool to cruise around town hanging off the back of the truck! I also, gave some serious thought to being a professional football player or a rock star, and when those didn’t pan out, I considered going into Psychology. However, I remembered that while I was growing up I spent many of my weekends sweeping and mopping floors at the chemical etching/metal fabrication business that my father built.

Technology Trends in Manufacturing

Business applications seem to be evolving at a blistering pace. Things like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics are discussed often when the topic of “Technology in Manufacturing” comes up. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software sits at the center of manufacturing business applications and is also a hot topic.  Since most manufacturers only replace their ERP software every 8-15 years this typically means that the process of selecting the perfect software can be a daunting task.

Council Q&A – Seal & Design on the Importance of NAFTA

There are a lot of eyes and ears focused on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) currently ongoing between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Understanding what is at stake, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership called for strengthening our bi-national economy through a NAFTA renegotiation in our 2018 Advocacy Agenda.  While the 20-plus year agreement needs modernizing, we are advocating for a ‘do no harm’ approach to protect the vital economic ties between Canada and the U.S.  Members of the Partnership’s Manufacturing Council recently met with Canadian government leaders to discuss the value NAFTA brings to our regional economy.