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Manufacturing in 2021: 4 Industry Trends to Watch & 3 Smart Moves to Make

January 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ERP Consultants | Industry Trends


If nothing else, 2020 proved that the only constant for small and mid-sized manufacturers is change. Now that 2020 is behind us, what is the outlook for the year ahead? How should manufacturers monitor, adapt and respond to the changes it will bring?

Get the answers you need when you join us for “Manufacturing 2021: 4 Industry Trends to Watch and 3 Smart Moves to Make,” a new IndustryWeek webinar sponsored by Ultra Consultants and Sage, featuring Christopher Kuehl Ph.D., an expert economic analyst for the manufacturing industry.

Register now to learn…

Four industry trends that should be top-of-mind for manufacturers and distributors

  • Three moves manufacturers and distributors can make to mitigate disruption and change
  • Critical investment priorities for the year ahead
  • How ERP vendors have adapted to the “new now”

Reserve your place ASAP to ensure your company is ready for the year ahead!

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Christopher Kuehl, Ph.D.
Managing Director & Co-founder
Armada Corporate Intelligence

Dr. Kuehl works extensively with private clients and associations in the manufacturing industry. In addition, he is the Economic Analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, and writes its bi-weekly publication, Fabrinomics. And, he is the Chief Editor of Business Intelligence Briefs, which is distributed all over the world by business organizations, and one of the primary writers for Executive Intelligence Briefs. He also makes 100 presentations each year to business and industry associations in the United States and overseas. Dr. Kuehl holds a Ph.D. in Political Economics, advanced degrees in Soviet Studies and Asian Studies, and was a professor of international economics and finance for more than 15 years.


Dave Lechleitner - Senior Consultant
Ultra Consultants

As a manufacturing and operations professional with a broad foundation, exceptional expertise and 30 years of experience, Dave Lechleitner guides small and mid-market manufacturers as they work to leverage technology and automation -- and helps them increase performance, productivity, throughput, quality, efficiency, revenues and profitability.

About Ultra Consultants

Ultra Consultants is an independent research and enterprise software consulting firm serving manufacturers and distributors since 1994. We help clients in selecting technology solutions and ERP software that is best suited to their particular business operations based upon our proven Business Process Improvement (BPI) methodology.

About Sage

Sage is a market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems supporting the ambition of the world’s businesses.  The company helps to direct business leaders with a new generation of solutions to manage everything from money to people.  Sage’s social and mobile technology provides live information so distributors can make fast, informed decisions anytime, anywhere in the world.  Supporting business builders for life by offering choice, expertise, and innovation.

Armada Corporate Intelligence

Founded by Keith Prather and Chris Kuehl in 2000, Armada began as a competitive intelligence firm, grounded in the discipline of gathering, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence. Today, Armada executives function as trusted strategic advisors to business executives, merging our fundamental roots in  corporate intelligence gathering, economic forecasting and strategy development.


January 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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