The Aftermarket Opportunity
From training to pay-for-performance to features on-demand, the emerging machine builder business model focuses on services that reduce a manufacturer’s financial risk by shifting the responsibility of asset acquisition and management on to the OEM.
Oct 2nd, 2020
Sales Focus: Selling on the Phone in the “New Normal”
Oct 9th, 2020
5 Tips to Create a Winning Product Demo for Virtual Events
Sep 30th, 2020
Tips to Maximize Chat at PACK EXPO Connects
Oct 6th, 2020
Oct 5th, 2020
PACK EXPO Connects: Live, Virtual, Reimagined
Get an exclusive preview of PACK EXPO Connects to see how your company can take advantage of this virtual trade show.
Oct 4th, 2020
Managing OEE Helps Producers Through Difficult Times
Today more than ever, manufacturers are trying to squeeze every drop of productivity out of the assets they already have. Machine builders can help them achieve the OEE they’re looking for.
Oct 1st, 2020
PMMI Business Intelligence Industry Reports
Find quantifiable outlook of specific markets or trends as it pertains to the packaging and processing industry.
Dec 11th, 2019
ProMach Acquires Fogg Filler
The acquisition expands ProMach’s filling solutions.
Fogg Filler Co.
Aug 6th, 2020
It’s All About the Cost, Not the Price
Just like all change management, total cost of ownership is a journey that has transformational results when successfully implemented.
Jul 9th, 2020
COVID-19 Lessons Learned: Overly Lean Organizations Are Less Resilient
Lean is all about simplification, streamlining, and eliminating waste. The pandemic is stressing organizations and we're discovering that too lean could make you less resilient. How to strike a balance between lean and flexible.
Jun 24th, 2020
ERP Upgrade Enables Direct-to-Consumer Model for Avery
QAD’s latest cloud-based enterprise resource planning system has helped Avery better integrate its operations to provide the flexibility needed to depart from its traditional big box pallet model.
Jun 23rd, 2020
How Machine Builders Can Participate in Manufacturing Day 2020
Manufacturers need to hire candidates to fill more than 4 million jobs. However, manufacturers will struggle to fill just 2.4 million positions because of the shrinking talent pool.
Jun 19th, 2020
Inside Polypack’s Green Company
Weathering uncertain times, the leaders of Polypack are handling growth and increased demand, while also keeping their eye on innovation and saving the environment through sustainable packaging, operations, and equipment.
Jun 12th, 2020
PLCs Gain Esteem as the Brains Behind the Machine
Next-generation controllers are offering multifunctional automation with more intelligence and connectivity, opening the door to new opportunity for machine builders.
Jun 11th, 2020
How to Shorten Lead Times in a Demanding Market
With the push from consumers in the generation of “now,” CPGs need support from their OEM partners to tighten equipment delivery times in the race to innovation. Ideas run the length of the project, from inception to installation.
Jun 10th, 2020
A Powerful Resource to Ensure Trade Show Success
How to create an exhibit program that supports your company’s core business objectives and delivers measurable value beyond cost.
Jun 9th, 2020
Company Performance Depends on Diversity
Research shows that businesses with gender diverse leadership teams have better results. So why are there so few women in the C-suite?
Jun 5th, 2020
COVID-19 Resources for Machine Builders
The coronavirus has completely changed the way OEMs operate. Here are resources from PMMI to support builders as they deal with the evolving pandemic.
Jun 4th, 2020
Sales Focus: Don't Trip on the Way Down
Learn how to get higher-level engagement and support while selling down the ladder.
May 28th, 2020
Selling your company requires expert advice
From the largest to the smallest, every business will change hands. A succession plan is a prudent and necessary step in the lifecycle of every company. Who is going to get it and what type of process will it be are up to you, the seller.
May 27th, 2020
The CARES Act and Payroll Protection Plan
In a recent Town Hall for PMMI members, representatives from alliantgroup, Dean Zerbe and Rick Lazio, provided some insights into the relief available for small and medium size businesses.
Apr 22nd, 2020
Cybersecurity Best Practices During a Pandemic
Although cybercrime and attacks are on the rise, more than half of OEMs have zero cybersecurity measures in place. Experts weigh in on how to protect your people, processes, assets, and reputation from cybercriminals.
Mar 1st, 2020
Economy Update: How COVID-19 Will Affect OEMs
Economists predict the U.S. industrial production sector will experience a recession in 2022, but manufacturers are already feeling the effects of a minor downturn expected to last throughout the rest of this year.
Mar 1st, 2020
OEMs Grapple with COVID-19: ProMach’s Strategy for Keeping Business as Usual
PMMI’s UnPACKed podcast shares insight on how packaging and processing OEMs can handle business during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 23rd, 2020
CSS International Celebrates 75 Years
The company, which provides tools and accessories for conveyors, has reinvented itself over the years to withstand the test of time.
Mar 9th, 2020
Harpak-ULMA: The Innovator
With a long history of “firsts” to its name—from packaging patents to intelligent automation—this pioneering OEM has a digital transformation strategy that will serve as a model for machine builders and manufacturers alike.
Feb 27th, 2020