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Manufacturing is a critical infrastructure in the United States. Aside from being a highly threatened industry, federal regulations are cracking down on cybersecurity more than ever before. Stay up to date with the latest happenings in cybersecurity as it relates to your manufacturing business.

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Estimating and Quoting

As the best cost estimation and quoting software for manufacturing, we understand the importance of staying up to date with the latest estimating and quoting trends in the industry – what are the biggest mistakes to avoid when quoting? Is your ERP slowing down your estimating process? Read on to find out more.

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Industry 4.0

What is the role of automation in manufacturing? The fourth industrial revolution, or “Industry 4.0” as manufacturers are calling it, describes the rapid changes to technology (and our lives) due to increasing interconnectivity and smart automation. Hear from industry thought leaders on topics like robotics, ways to go paperless in manufacturing, and much more.

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Investing in New Technology

Implementing new technology for your shop can be scary, but if you’re looking to continually improve, it’s critical to your success. Luckily, there are plenty of manufacturing folks out there who have seen it all—the good, the bad and the ugly. How should you calculate the risks and ROI? How can you facilitate change at your organization? What are some red flags to keep an eye out for when evaluating vendors? Read these stories about successes, challenges, and everything in between when investing in new manufacturing technology.

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Manufacturing Industry Trends

Stay prepared for what’s on the horizon of manufacturing industry trends: What does your job shop need to know about CMMC? How are large organizations planning to consolidate manufacturing businesses? How should you navigate today’s supply chain issues? It’s all here.

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Manufacturing Industry Voices

We’re here to amplify manufacturing industry voices. Take a page out of the book of some of the industry’s greatest leaders, storytellers, strategists, innovators, and trailblazers.

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Manufacturing Marketing

Read these articles to find out strategies for getting found by more customers and scaling your business through manufacturing marketing best practices.

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Manufacturing Process Optimization

No matter how successful your manufacturing business may be, there’s always room for improvement. Learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry how to optimize your processes to eliminate pain points, save time & money, and scale your business.

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Multi-Site Manufacturing

Consolidation is a widespread trend in the manufacturing industry. No matter what your plans are for the future of your business, having a comprehensive understanding of your options is important to make the right decision for your unique shop. Read stories from real manufacturing leaders on how they’ve been navigating industry consolidation, from how to best structure a multi-site manufacturing organization, tips for leading a company through acquisition, and more.

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Our Team

Get answers to some of your most common questions from Paperless Parts employees: How should you use Analytics to drive better decisions on the shop floor? What can you do to simplify your quoting process? What drives change to our product? We’ve got you covered.

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Paperless Parts Software

As the top manufacturing quoting software, we’re committed to continually improving our platform for our customers. Find out what’s driving those improvements, how to get the most out of your partnership, and more.

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Scaling Your Shop

The contract manufacturing industry is booming – are you using your unique leverage to focus on scaling your shop? Find out strategies for working smarter, not harder to grow efficiently on a foundation of best practices.

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Shop Management

Paperless Parts is all about helping you spend more time working on, not in your business. Check out these articles on shop management best practices to streamline and fortify your business, scale for long-term success, mitigate risk, and more.

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The Manufacturing Labor Shortage

The manufacturing labor shortage is top-of-mind for nearly everyone across the industry. Check back here for recruiting tips, advice for retaining top talent, strategies for filling the skills gap using automation, and much more.

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