Keys to Lower Your Discrete Manufacturing Costs

Oct 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM


Every now and again news pops up that shines an important light on the status of manufacturing in various parts of the nation. Whether it’s the announcement of a new manufacturing plant being opened in Louisiana, a new award going to someone’s supply chain operation or like today, news about how a state is keeping its manufacturing costs down, it’s all important. Today, we find out that despite Connecticut’s infamous reputation as being a very expensive place to set up a business, they have some of the lowest manufacturing costs anywhere in this country.

According to, Connecticut ranks 43rd out of 50 states when it comes to the total cost required to produce each $1 of manufactured goods.  This is the standard means for defining manufacturing costs and their numbers fall drastically below the national average.  They have achieved this feat using a variety of key tips and methods to help make their operations efficient, using cheaper materials and production needs.  On average, the state spent only 79.3 cents to produce each $1 of manufactured goods.  Oregon took the top spot, spending an impressive 70.6 cents.

So how can your company lower your manufacturing costs to help reproduce these same benefits and productivity?  In a word:  efficiency.  By choosing the correct discrete manufacturing solutions, everything from idea to design to ordering and shipping can be handled, organized and processed in one connected system.  Proper Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and supply chain management solutions can help reduce costs, streamline processes inside your business and increase your bottom line.

In an economy of hiked wages and expensive labor costs, Connecticut is managing to maintain one of the lowest costs of manufacturing anywhere in the country.  When you’re ready to enjoy these same benefits, contact To-Increase to learn more about our discrete manufacturing solutions.

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Luciano Cunha

Luciano Cunha

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) For Luciano, being responsible for To-Increase’s global sales and marketing means unleashing the company’s insight, innovation, and creativity to tell our story and help customers achieve their goals. On the road much of the time, he travels the world to meet with customers, understand their challenges and ambitions, and find the most effective ways to help them advance. Luciano develops and mentors our marketing and sales team, and creates strategies to help the To-Increase worldwide partner channel thrive and grow.
Making Customer Needs the Main Business Driver Luciano and his team have daily conversations with the To-Increase research and development organization to bring customers’ requirements and concerns into the road maps and design of our solutions. Luciano brings his insight to the marketing group to make sure the company’s communications resonate with customers and speak directly to their experience.
“I’m awed by customers’ innovative spirit in taking business management technology past its limits and by their generosity in letting us participate and empower them. I hope to transform our organization to become even more customer-centric than we are today. That means making more resources available to spend productive time with both our customers and partners, so we can ensure that we place into customer businesses effective solutions that fit the evolutionary stage of their operation and the way their people and processes work.”
Empowering a Global Channel
Because To-Increase only sells through partners, readying the channel to be successful in helping customers is a business-critical effort. Luciano aims to meet partners where their interests are. Partners who consider the relationship with To-Increase strategic can rely on our industry specialists to work with them as they plan their growth and serve customers. If partners prefer a less collaborative relationship, they still receive the rich To-Increase expertise and resources to ensure they win the business, perform a successful deployment, and retain a satisfied customer. In working with partners and their customers, Luciano brings to bear his experience of many years of creating successful, customer-focused business development and marketing strategies in many of the world’s countries and regions.
Enabling Customer Success in Challenging Business Environments
Looking into the near future, Luciano expects that customers will continue to expect To-Increase to help them make business sense of unfolding trends and technologies. For example, the internet of things (IoT) will thoroughly revolutionize manufacturing, engineering, and supply chains. Big data will be meaningful and valuable when decision-makers can use technology solutions to transform it into actionable business intelligence that supports key roles and business processes. Mobility will help companies become digital enterprises and move business processes forward from any location, at any time. Team To-Increase harnesses innovation to help customers translate the promise of these technologies into business results.
Before his current role, Luciano for several years was one of To-Increase’s global industry directors, responsible for our industry solutions. His experience also spans more than 17 years in IT and manufacturing management roles. These positions took him into various areas at IBM Brazil, serving as product manager for several software development companies, and included working in senior management at a manufacturing organization in the U.S.
Luciano is married with two young children. Away from work, he enjoys participating in a soccer class together with his son and daughter as well as taking relaxing walks in natural environments with his family.

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