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Wabash National Honors Metal Fabricator

Monday, April 7, 2014
 
Wiley Metal Fabricating, Inc., Marion, IN, received a Platinum Award from Wabash National Corp. recognizing excellence in supply-chain performance for delivery, quality, cost and innovation. Wiley provides custom fabricated parts and assemblies to the truck and trailer, motorhome, compressed natural-gas vehicle and other industries; www.wileymeal.com/.  

Expanded Metal Co. Adopts Epicor ERP Software

Monday, April 7, 2014
 
UK-based The Expanded Metal Co., with facilities in Hartlepool and in Hannover, Germany, announced plans to replace its existing ERP software with software from Epicor. The firm, a manufacturer of mesh-based metal products, needs updated ERP software to support the quote-to-cash cycle of its increasingly complex products as it “moves a from being a commodity business and uses more advanced production-scheduling techniques,” says a company representative. The new solution (www.epicor.com/) provides sales, finance, production, CRM, manufacturing and supply-chain support. Expanded Metal is online at www.expandedmetalcompany.co.uk/.

Reshoring Initiative Receives Frost & Sullivan Leadership Award

Thursday, April 3, 2014
 
Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council has honored The Reshoring Initiative, Chicago, IL, as one of the winners of its 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, in the category of industry advocacy. The awards program honors companies and people that are “shaping the future of global manufacturing,” in 11 categories. The Reshoring Initiative helps companies accurately assess their total cost of offshoring, to shift collective thinking from “offshoring is cheaper” to “local reduces the total cost of ownership”; www.reshorenow.org/. Here’s more information on the Frost & Sullivan awards program.

 

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