Author Archives: Robert Lockard

About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl Inventory is the #1-requested inventory management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies. His favorite movies include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Fiddler on the Roof, Back to the Future and Lawrence of Arabia.

Disruptive Inventory Management Technology Is Coming

What disruptive technology is in the works to shake things up in the important area of running a business, inventory management? Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Be Upbeat About the Manufacturing Industry

Here are 10 positive signs that should give us hope about the health of the U.S. manufacturing industry. Continue reading

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5 Ways E-Retailers Can Reduce Product Returns

It’s a scary (and poorly reported) fact that one-third of all sales made online are returned. Continue reading

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Never Say Yes to Someone Who Won’t Take No for an Answer

Don’t fall for high-pressure situations that demand a decision immediately. Only trust people who give you time to sort through the facts before deciding. Continue reading

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Don’t Wait to Innovate the Way You Manage Inventory

If you’re not already using inventory software, you shouldn’t wait too long to take that big step. Continue reading

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The Booming Robot Economy Benefits Humans, Too

Every new invention leads to a disruption in the market and the workforce. But that’s the beauty of innovation. Continue reading

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MRP Explained in Song

Sit back and enjoy three minutes of awesomeness.
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4 Ways to Embrace Modern Manufacturing

Get rid of the rigid concept of manufacturing and embrace the flexibility driving modern manufacturing. Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Manufacturing Challenges Coming in the Next 5 Years

In the next five years, the manufacturing landscape could completely change. Here’s what you can do about it. Continue reading

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The New State of Manufacturing – Where White and Blue Collars Meet

From the Great Lakes to Salt Lake City, the resurgence of manufacturing jobs and businesses shares several common ties. Continue reading

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