Top 4 Trends in Manufacturing That Will Impact Your Business

Manufacturing Trends
Major trends are changing the manufacturing industry, Fishbowl Blog

Winter storms raging across the country, disrupted supply chains, and COVID-19 have been serious obstacles to the success of the manufacturing industry over the past year. A perfect storm of economic destruction has wiped out some manufacturers that either weren’t able to adjust or witnessed a dearth of demand for once-popular products that decimated their markets.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Many manufacturers face these unprecedented challenges by flexibly using new strategies and advanced tools. Here are the top four manufacturing trends that you can take advantage of to dramatically turn things around for your business.


Fishbowl Review

Reordering, receiving, and reconciling are much easier when you have more than a pen and paper, Fishbowl Blog
Reordering, receiving, and reconciling are much easier when you have more than a pen and paper, Fishbowl Blog

Fishbowl may be a niche-filler, but it’s no weakling stopgap measure,” says Pam Baker in her review of Fishbowl on “The popular inventory management add-on for QuickBooks does a commendable job keeping inventory assets in full view and on the move for small businesses.”

She does a great job covering Fishbowl’s features and explaining inventory management concepts, so I’ll let her do most of the talking in this blog post and throw in my two cents as needed.

Baker is a much more prolific writer than me. She’s written for newspapers like The New York Times and Knight Ridder, magazines like ComputerWorld and Institutional Investor, and websites like She’s been around the block, digitally speaking. So it’s no surprise that she has a lot of interesting things to say about Fishbowl.


Finding the Best Inventory Management Solution

Buried money, Fishbowl Blog

In the blog post “The Quest for the Perfect Inventory Management Software,” we were hunting for the best solution to our inventory management needs. Now we’ll finish our search and talk about how to find the right solution, not just look for it.

There are two main criteria you should look at to find the best inventory management software: 1. what it does for you, and 2. what features you expect from it.

A great way to tell if inventory management software is right for you is if it produces the results you’re looking for. What are you looking for? Let’s talk about several things that should be high on your list.


Did You Know…

Production stages lead to big results for manufacturers, Fishbowl Blog

We are about to embark on a journey of discovery about Fishbowl. We’ll ask a series of 14 questions, each starting with the words “Did You Know,” to inform you about many of the features, integrations, and other resources Fishbowl has to offer.


Safety Tips for Warehouse and Factory Managers

Safety tips for warehouse and factory managers, Fishbowl Blog
Safety tips for warehouse and factory managers, Fishbowl BlogWarehouses and factories are often the most critical part of the supply chain in getting a product out. However, they are also some of the most dangerous parts, between chemicals, machinery, and bad safety habits. Here are some ways to keep your employees safe. (more…)

Asset Tracking Articles

Fishbowl is a great standalone asset tracking solution, Fishbowl Blog
Fishbowl is a great standalone asset tracking solution, Fishbowl BlogIn the coming weeks we will link to every article on the Fishbowl website. We’ll go alphabetically, beginning with the Asset Tracking category. Asset tracking is an important topic, which deserves an in-depth discussion. All of these articles are at least 1,000 words long. There are eight of them, and each one approaches asset tracking from a different perspective. Click the links below to learn more about asset tracking: (more…)

The IoT Is a Game-Changer for Fleet Maintenance

Shipping truck, Fishbowl BlogThe Internet of Things — IoT — makes it possible for today’s tech-driven companies to streamline and enhance their daily operations even further. It has legitimate uses in a variety of industries and professions, but most of these applications share the same results of higher productivity and efficiency. In the sector of fleet maintenance, professionals use the IoT for many reasons. While some of them are focused on long-term benefits and achieving goals that are years down the line, others have a more immediate and noticeable effect. (more…)

Did You Know Fishbowl Can Be Used as a Standalone Asset Tracking Solution

Fishbowl is a great standalone asset tracking solution, Fishbowl Blog
Did you know Fishbowl isn’t just for businesses that sell products to customers? In addition, organizations that are looking to better monitor their assets can use Fishbowl just as well as businesses. And quite a few already have. (more…)

ERP Doesn’t Need to Be So Expensive

ERPs don't have to be so expensive, Fishbowl Inventory Blog
Are you looking for an ERP (enterprise resource planning), but it seems like all of the options out there are out of your price range? There’s a better way to enjoy the features of an ERP and still stay within your organization’s budget. That way is Fishbowl. ERPs don't have to be so expensive, Fishbowl Inventory BlogFishbowl handles basically all of the inventory management functions of an ERP and it costs just a fraction of the price of a full ERP. In fact, most large organizations can pay for it by simply using their discretionary budget. And the added efficiency and cost cuts that Fishbowl brings save organizations way more money than they spend on it. (more…)