Digitize to Win: 3 Strategies Manufacturers Can Use

It’s no secret, manufacturing is changing. Incorporating digital best practices like working from a relational database, providing real-time information to employees and customers, and improving the customer experience through online sales will determine those who can beat the odds over the next decade. What’s Changed in Manufacturing We live in a digital economy with the…

Productivity Tricks to Shorten the Parts-Publishing Process

Are your parts-publishing processes creating a bottleneck? If aftermarket sales and support can’t identify a part easily, then the answer may be yes. While improving productivity on the manufacturing floor is often an OEM’s primary goal, many manufacturers are bringing that same scrutiny to their “upstairs factory,” according to Industry Week. As product lead times…

How to Avoid Structured Data Pitfalls

How to Avoid Structured Data Pitfalls

The technical publishing world has increasingly gravitated toward structured data concepts and tools over the past decade. From XML to DITA to component content management systems (CCMSs), the evolution continues thanks to savings in labor, improved accuracy, and optimized workflows afforded by structured data methodologies. While using structured data to publish technical documentation offers significant…

Make Your Parts Catalogs More User-Friendly

Are you ready to turn digital parts catalogs into a robust sales and marketing tool? Online, commerce-enabled parts catalogs make transactions quick, seamless, and user-friendly. If your aftermarket sales still depend on telephones, faxes, and email, you should consider offering buyers the self-service convenience they demand. Below are five simple tips to improve part book…

Keep Your Parts Lists Up-to-Date

Having trouble keeping your parts lists up-to-date? We hear that a lot! Our team talks to equipment manufacturers on a daily basis and the one common challenge they all share is managing and maintaining their equipment parts information catalogs. Generally, manufacturers provide Illustrated Parts Catalogs for their network of dealers or customers that need to be…