Proven Practices to Grow Your Manufacturing Company in 2019

These days, manufacturing companies are hearing a lot of mixed messages. There’s good news about great wages and continued growth in the industry – and there’s bad news about declining opportunity and a looming labor crisis. It can be hard to figure out what you should believe.

However, there is one definite thing that you can safely believe about the manufacturing industry: your job in it is to grow. And if you want to grow your company in our modern, highly competitive, online-driven business climate, your best bet is to follow proven practices that have helped other manufacturing companies succeed as well.

Autumn is almost here. That means that, before you know it, 2018 will be far behind you. If you’re ready to start planning for phenomenal success in 2019 and beyond, the proven practices listed here will help. However, if you don’t feel like reading right now, you can also get the information you need by contacting the manufacturing experts at JobOps. Reach them at

How to Grow Your Manufacturing Business in 2019

When it comes to growth strategies, every manufacturer will have a unique approach because every manufacturer is unique and must follow their own path to success.

In order to forge your own highly effective path, focus on these proven steps:

  • Plan for your future

This seems like an obvious suggestion, but busy manufacturers often have difficulties finding time to plan a clear, actionable strategy for the future. To succeed with this goal, you should not only take the time to focus on where you want your company to be in six months, one year, three years, and five years (and have a plan to get to each goal), you should also pay attention to your short-term objectives.

For example, you should know your plan to deliver your next large rush order.

After all, small changes every day add up to one big transformation, so if you make a plan to succeed with daily hassles like massive orders that have short deadlines, you’ll probably find yourself reaching your longer-term goals with much more ease too.

  • Invest to make your plan a reality

Planning is a great first step, but the real magic happens when you execute your plans properly. However, this is also where most companies start facing obstacles.

Good manufacturing technology (both hardware and software) often takes a hefty upfront investment, though today’s software solutions are increasingly switching to a subscription-based model that can keep companies agile by offering a much smaller initial investment option. Of course, finding and working with the right tools and consultants is well worth the cost it takes, even if you’re expecting an upfront investment, but one of the main reasons why business leaders find it so hard to execute on growth strategies is because they stall out researching options and calculating a potential ROI for each solution.

If you’re not sure how to start sifting through the many vendors, solutions, and consultants available to you as a manufacturer, you may find it helpful to limit your list of options to companies that can prove they have experience solving the specific challenges you face.

Plan for Growth with Sage 100cloud Manufacturing / JobOps

If you’re ready to meet daily challenges head on and grow your business with the right tools for the job, start by learning more about Sage 100cloud Manufacturing / JobOps.

As a fully integrated part of your Sage 100cloud system, Sage 100cloud Manufacturing / JobOps helps you plan for the future intelligently using:

  • Insightful labor and order scheduling tools
  • Streamlined time tracking capabilities
  • Custom / MTO planning options
  • Automated tools that reduce or eliminate data entry
  • And more…

For over 18 years, Sage 100cloud Manufacturing / JobOps has been helping MTO and MTS manufacturers like you increase revenues, improve productivity, and achieve sustainable growth – and we’re happy to apply our extensive industry experience to solving your challenges too.

Ready to start planning for your successful future as a high performer in the manufacturing industry? Start your journey by contacting JobOps at