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The New "App Economy"

Posted 6:54 PM by
Recently, Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP, and KSM Consulting, LLC, partnered with TechPoint to present the KSM Executive Roundtable discussion on "Post-Election Prospects for Growth & Technology: A 2013 Business Climate Forecast."
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Manufacturing Growth Helps States Gain Economic Health

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Indiana is one of 27 states in the United States whose economic health improved during 2012 due to growth in its manufacturing sector. According to the Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States Index, Indiana was in the top eight for biggest gains in economic health.
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U.S. Manufacturing Closes 2012 on a Positive Note Despite Fiscal Cliff

Posted 6:55 PM by
Reuters released a recent reading of the U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, which showed an increase from 52.8 in November to 54.0 in December. December’s reading on the index is the highest reading since May 2012 and presents an indication that the manufacturing sector was growing at the end of 2012.  Any reading on the index above 50 is considered to be an indication of growth/expansion of the sector.
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Five Ways to Develop Effective Distribution Channels

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One of the most crucial aspects of manufacturing operations centers on how organizations structure their distribution activities. The ability to effectively integrate company objectives with these distribution activities are vital to the overall success of manufacturing firms.
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Top Reasons for Moving Production Back to the United States

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While the U.S. economy as a whole has struggled the past few years, manufacturing in the United States is starting to see some gains. Most of these gains are as a result of re-shoring jobs back to the United States that had previously been moved overseas for cheaper labor. 
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Walmart Continues to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency

Posted 2:34 PM by
Walmart announced in early November 2012 that they had developed a prototype 60 foot tractor-trailer unit. The prototype has almost 30 percent more capacity than a traditional 53 foot trailer and can carry 40 percent more freight when a “drome” or belly box (that fills the wasted space between the trailer’s wheels) is included.
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Highlights from Our Trucking Owners Business Roundtable – Part III

Posted 9:42 PM by
As a follow up to Part II of our Trucking Owners Business Roundtable summary, below are highlights from Jim Spolyar and Chris Eckhart's presentations, both of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C. Jim’s presentation covered driver application practices and restrictive covenants; and Chris’  presentation covered wage/hour issues and class/collective actions.
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The Future of Manufacturing Part II

Posted 12:00 PM by
Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation, a major report from the McKinsey Global Institute, sheds some light on the direction the manufacturing industry is heading. The study points out the following.
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Electronic Medical Records: Ready or Not, Here They Come

Posted 8:44 PM by
In today’s healthcare world, both providers and patients have probably heard the term electronic medical records, or EMRs. What is an EMR? What does it mean for physicians and their patients? How will it affect the future of healthcare?
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Survey Finds Indiana’s Manufacturers Ready to Compete

Posted 3:27 PM by
The results from this year’s survey, 2012 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: “Halftime” for Indiana Manufacturing, indicate that Hoosier manufacturers are stronger this year than at any point since the Great Recession, and are well positioned to compete in the coming years.
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