Happy Manufacturing Day 2018: Celebrating Innovation, Technology and Leadership

Today is Manufacturing Day 2018 – a day set aside to honor manufacturing companies that are unlocking new technologies to grow this important industry sector.

A key part of the annual Manufacturing Day event is to inspire young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math graduates will power the next chapter of production and innovation, and harnessing their potential is an economic imperative.

Hiring and retention is a major challenge facing the nation’s manufacturing sector. At the same time, manufacturers must prepare their operations for coming labor shortages in the face of record-breaking levels of retirement.  Read more about these challenges in Ultra’s archived blog post on enterprise technology and a retiring workforce which looks at the workforce trends underway in the manufacturing sector.

In the spirit of the day, and with a nod toward the hundreds of manufacturers we’ve teamed with over the decades, the team at Ultra Consultants joins Manufacturing Day to note the importance of transformation, innovation, manufacturing leadership and advances in technology which all play a role in manufacturing success.

Watch as Ultra Consultants recognizes the importance of manufacturing innovation. 

The Manufacturing Day Mission

Manufacturing Day amplifies the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinates a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges.

Organizations that have played a vital role in growing this national celebration of all things manufacturing include the National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

See the impact of this special day via the informative infographic Manufacturing Day By the Numbers.”   

Online Resources

  • Event Directory: Manufacturers across the country and across the street use Manufacturing Day as an opportunity to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers. See this online directory to search for events in your area.
  • Success Stories:  Check this Case Study Library for examples of innovative manufacturers driving innovation, and how Ultra’s ERP system selection  add value to the sector.
  • Path to Improvement: This is an important day to recognize the many improvements manufacturing organizations make to keep up with industry trends and disruptions.  Read more about business process improvement, which helps teams lay a foundation for success.

Ultra’s Commitment

As an ERP consulting firm serving manufacturing and distribution teams, we’re committed to the success and health of this important industry sector – not just on Manufacturing Day but every day!

Contact Ultra Consultants to start your technology-enabled transformation.

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Jeff is the founder of Ultra Consultants, a well-known voice in the ERP consulting industry and an expert on ERP solutions for discrete and process manufacturers. Over the last 40-plus years, his companies have helped more than 2,000 organizations improve their business processes, select ERP software and implement advanced solutions.

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