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2014
Sep 04

Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Summer 2014

The Summer 2014 Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter contains two articles: Regional Manufacturing Hubs: A Modern Industrial Revolution and Four Lean Manufacturing Fundamentals You Can Rely On.

2014
Jun 03

Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Spring 2014

ORBA’s Manufacturing & Distribution Group Newsletter is a quarterly publication focused on effective businesses management for manufacturers and distributors. The Spring 2014 issue includes two articles: Ratio Analysis and Industry Benchmarking Reveal Hidden Messages in Your Financial Statements and Manufacturing Contracts Face New Section 199 Rules.

2014
Feb 20

Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Winter 2014

Modern Technology continues to change the way we run our business and manage our inventory, but not without a cost. Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the latest technology in inventory management. However, before investing thousands of dollars in converting to RFID tags and readers, manufacturers and distributors should consider whether bar coding — or a combination of these two options — is the optimal choice for their company. Bar codes are generally less expensive, but RFID offers a host of additional benefits. This article discusses how the two technologies work and the considerations that should be addressed in deciding which technology to adopt.

2013
Sep 10

Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Fall 2013

Welcome to ORBA’s Manufacturing & Distribution Group Newsletter, a quarterly publication focused on effective businesses management for the manufacturers and distributors.

2013
May 28

Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Summer 2013

Welcome to ORBA’s Manufacturing & Distribution Group Newsletter, a quarterly publication focused on effective businesses management for the manufacturers and distributors. This issue includes two articles.  The first article examines some basic steps that companies can take to reduce the chances of fraud.  The second article discusses forecasting key business factors and how this can help… Continue reading »

2013
Jan 22

Manufacturing & Distribution Group Newsletter – Winter 2012

Welcome to ORBA’s Manufacturing & Distribution Group Newsletter, a quarterly publication focused on effective businesses management for the manufacturers and distributors. This quarter’s newsletter includes two articles. The first article examines the various financing options available through the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help manufacturers and distributors grow their companies. The second article covers the increase in the U.S. oil supply and a little-known law entitled the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act.

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