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4 Potential Solutions for the Manufacturing Labor Shortage

Skilled manufacturing jobs continue to go unfilled, despite the ongoing economic recovery from the pandemic downturn, strong job growth overall, rising wages across nearly every vertical and high unemployment in the service sector (and others). The result is production bottlenecks, reduced capacity, unfilled orders, low inventories and lost sales. What are the solutions?

Will Biden Infrastructure Plan and Trade Changes Boost IEM?

Changes in the national political landscape inevitably have a significant impact on the business environment. And the Biden Administration, working with the Democratic Party-controlled U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, already is proposing transformative change to the nation’s economic policy. Will these changes benefit industrial equipment manufacturers?

In Appreciation: 25 years from Ultra Consultants

I founded Ultra Consultants nearly twenty-five years ago with a singular vision: to guide manufacturing and distribution teams to business process transformation that improves their business performance.

The Latest Technology Isn’t Enough

We read with interest an article entitled “The latest technology isn’t enough – you need the business model to go with it” published by the World Economic Forum.

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