Time to Celebrate and Catch Up: Our 2020 Top 10 List!

Time to Celebrate and Catch Up: Our 2020 Top 10 List!

Our Most-read Print and Promo Blog Posts of the Year I’d like to start today’s post with a big THANK YOU! Why? Well, this has been a very challenging but rewarding year. I’m grateful for the fact that even with all the distractions, traffic to this blog nearly doubled...
How to Find the Most Durable Labels for Your Needs    

How to Find the Most Durable Labels for Your Needs    

Six Questions the RIGHT Provider Will Ask We’ve talked before about the dangers of regarding labels as a commodity, thereby missing the opportunity to get better labels more efficiently, saving time and money. That’s especially true right now. Many companies are...

Preventing Problems with Your Custom Labels

Keep Production of Your Custom Labels Flowing and Your Business Growing For many businesses, “the busy season” is either approaching or already here. That’s especially true if your company depends on holiday orders for survival. Chances are your production is humming...

Here’s How to Increase Sales at Your Michigan-Based Business

MLive Highlights $5B in Contracts from MEDC and Pure Michigan Business Connect Matchmaking Summits Running a business presents many challenges, no matter where you are. Getting new clients and customers is never easy—but absolutely essential if the business is to...

Automotive Forum Highlights Global Supply Chain Management Needs

International Forum on Automotive Manufacturing Works to Fill Supply Chain Needs It’s been a very productive and interesting month. Today I’d like to share one especially relevant reason. Recently, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation invited us to...

2 Printing Services That Save You Time and Money

Save Time and Money with These 2 Printing Services Many high-profile changes in today’s business operations have come as a result of the internet, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and other advances that have improved supply change management. Much of the...

Supply Chain Technology Trends…Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Technology Shake-ups Ahead! We’ve discussed supply chain management quite a bit in this space, and for good reason.  New supply chain technology shake-ups have already made a dramatic difference in the way companies across any number of industries address...

What Role Do Labels Play In Your Organization?

In Business Today, Labels Are More Than Logos Ask the average consumer walking through a mall or grocery store what a “label” is, and they’ll probably describe the kind you find on a jar of peanut butter or pair of jeans. That’s only logical as it would be almost...

Offices All Over the Place? Your Print Materials Don’t Have To Be

Many Locations? You Need One Quality Standard for Print Chances are good that your enterprise operates in more than one location. If you are in manufacturing, you may have several production facilities, warehousing and administrative offices. Perhaps you are a retail...

ISO Agrees: You Can’t Beat the System

Part #8 and the Final Post in a Series: What Our ISO Certification Means to You Today, I’d like to wrap up our series on the many ways our ISO certification helps our Superior Business Solutions’ customers.  It’s very fitting that the particular standard I’d like to...

Leading – The Way To ISO Certification

Part #7 in a Series: What Our ISO Certification Means to You Today I’m checking in with another look at how our customers are impacted by Superior Business Solutions’ ISO Certification and the things we do to maintain it. Each post will discuss one of the key content...

Smart Manufacturing…Productivity At The Price Of Security?

#4 in a Series: What You Need To Know About Smart Manufacturing Smart manufacturing offers so much potential, it is clearly the future of industrial productivity.  As I mentioned in the post introducing this series on smart manufacturing, smart manufacturing allows...

IoT Provides the Fuel for Smart Manufacturing

#3 and Final Post in a Series: What You Need To Know About Smart Manufacturing So far in this series, we’ve taken a pretty broad look at the trend toward smart manufacturing. In my initial post I gave a general introduction of the concept and how smart manufacturing...

Smart Manufacturing and YOUR Bottom Line

In my post introducing this series on Smart Manufacturing last week, I talked about the benefits of smart manufacturing. Machines equipped to “talk” with one another can make adjustments instantly, using real-time data to maximize production. Human interaction is minimized, which reduces the possibility of erroneous reading or slow response times.

I also mentioned that, for all its advantages, smart manufacturing isn’t embraced by everyone. In fact, in its 2014 Manufacturing Outlook Survey, the American Society for Quality (ASQ) found that 87 percent of U.S. companies are not yet using it at all. In fact, 37 percent of the businesses surveyed stated they had no interest in smart manufacturing.

What Is Smart Manufacturing, Exactly?

What YOU Should Know About Smart Manufacturing. #1 In A Series. It’s certainly not a new sentiment, but it may be truer today than ever…if you aren’t moving forward, you’re falling behind. The hyper-competitive business landscape has made pressure a 24/7...

The Best Decisions Are Based On Facts…ISO Says So

There’s plenty of bravado out there that suggests that “going with your gut” and having the courage to take chances is a trait of great leaders. But the process we completed to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification helped us realize one thing very clearly: if you have a choice between intuition and information, go with the facts.