Going along with my previous blog entry, “Manufacturers Use Inventory Software to Keep Up With 8 Months of Growth,” today I’ll share more good news about the manufacturing industry.
In March, manufacturing in the United States increased 0.9 percent and mining output jumped 3.9 percent, according to the Associated Press article, “Manufacturing output up in March as utilities lag.” Unfortunately, utilities production decreased 6.4 percent in March, restraining total manufacturing growth to just 0.1 percent for the month.
Still, this is impressive performance by industries that have been hard pressed for so long because of the recession. Now that manufacturing is returning to more healthy levels, manufacturers should start turning their attention to streamlining their methods to boost productivity.
A great way to do this is through QuickBooks manufacturing software. Since many companies already use QuickBooks for their accounting needs, it’s a simple step to add manufacturing inventory software to it and make it a robust inventory management tool.
Hopefully the good news for manufacturing will keep coming in the next few months as consumer confidence returns.