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.
Manufacturing Council meeting stresses preventive steps to guard against hacking of IT systems.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership sponsors tour of Northland Workforce Training Center prior to start of first classes in September.
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Advocating for employers in Western New York is among the most important commitments the Buffalo Niagara Partnership makes, especially when it comes to workforce development.
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.
The future of manufacturing is in the works right here in Buffalo and the latest technological advances are catching the eye of local manufacturers. In March, members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturing Council witnessed some of the latest concepts in advanced automation, 3D printing and teaching methods while touring Buffalo Manufacturing Works.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership members sat down with Canadian government leaders to discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Deputy Consul General Khawar Nasim met with members of the Partnership’s Manufacturers Council as America, Canada and Mexico recently held a seventh round of renegotiation talks in Mexico City. Nasim outlined what Canada is looking for in a new NAFTA agreement and the value of the economic relationship between the three countries.
On a perfect summer afternoon 200 Buffalo Niagara Partnership members hopped on board the Grand Lady and toured along Buffalo’s transforming waterfront. The Buffalo River offers a picturesque look back at what once was a busy shipping port and manufacturing hub along the Great Lakes. While the waterfront is changing by adding more pedestrian access and recreational space, industry still has a place along the banks.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has announced the Solving the Talent Challenge: 2017 Manufacturing Month Summit, an informative event on the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) system, to be held on October 12, 2017.
Members of Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturers Council were treated to a great tour hosted by council member Dynabrade, a manufacturer of portable abrasive power tools and related accessories used in industrial and automotive markets.