The Cities Leading A U.S. Manufacturing Revival

At Guardian Business Solutions we see first hand the resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S.  Industrial employment has surged over the past five years, adding over 855,000 new jobs. Each day we help manufacturing companies streamline processes, control inventory, reduce costs, increase profitability and gain a competitive advantage. To learn more about the the cities […]

Manufacturing and the Demanding Customer. Can mass customization meet the challenge—and yield profits?

Mass customization in manufacturing is a growing trend. Fueled by customer demand and enabled by modern technology, customization is fulfilling two needs: It appeals to modern consumers, and it helps manufacturers find a much-needed competitive edge. These two benefits are the main drivers, the impetus that makes manufacturers push traditional operational boundaries in order to […]

How Can Modern ERP Solutions Help Manufacturers Restore Production?

Reshoring has grown in popularity for many reasons over the last three years.  Recent trends and statistics indicate that reshoring is imminent for many manufacturers. How can technology make reshoring easier?  Technology is the great enabler to the reshoring initiative. It allows manufacturers, contractors, and suppliers to take advantage of the shifting economic conditions and emerging […]

The Paperless Job Shop is Here

We’ve all become accustomed to receiving the latest world news, our bank account balances, weather forecasts and sports scores in real time…in the palm of our hands. We should expect the same instantaneous access to the most recent and accurate information when running our businesses. While technology has permeated all area of our daily lives, […]

7 Questions to Ask When Considering an ERP Solution Upgrade

If you are running an older version of your ERP solution there’s a good chance it’s no longer able to keep up with your organization’s growing needs. The capabilities gap between older versions of ERP designs and current demands can pose problems that can hinder your company’s growth or operational efficiency. Changing vendors can be […]

Welcome Luann Stephenson

We’re excited to announce a new addition to Guardian Business Solutions – Luann Stephenson.   Luann joins our team as a Senior Business Analyst. Luann has previously held positions as developer, programmer, analyst and IT manager at local manufacturing and technology companies. These responsibilities have given Luann a great deal of manufacturing experience and an extensive […]

Reshoring brings Exciting Growth in US Manufacturing

The number of companies bringing manufacturing operations back to the United States continues to increase. This reshoring trend originates from rising energy and labor costs offshore making production in the US more attractive. Companies such as Walmart, Whirlpool and Ford have committed to increase spending with domestic suppliers by tens of billions of dollars over […]

What are the Ten Reasons Why Manufacturers Need ERP?

In today’s digital world manufacturers need an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System. Information traditionally captured in spreadsheets and log books now need to be organized, stored and retrieved at your fingertips. Here are 10 of the most compelling reasons to implement an ERP system. Real-time information for decisions An ERP system allows your team members […]

Industry Expert, Bridget Lazlo, CPIM, CSCP to Speak at APICS Milwaukee Chapter

THE HIDDEN PROFITABILITY KILLER: THE IMPACT OF INVENTORY ACCURACY ON SALES, PROFITS AND COMPANY VALUATION Join Guardian Business Solutions CEO and Chief Consultant, Bridget Lazlo, as she presents on the topic of Hidden Profitability Killers at the APICS Milwaukee Chapter event on February 18th, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Wauwatosa from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. A significant portion […]