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Chris Kammer

Chris Kammer

Chris Kammer is the marketing lead for A+W Software North America. Kammer can be reached at chris.kammer@a-w.com and 847/220-5237.

Diversifying the Construction Industry

To increase the number of females in the industry, we must discuss the more ambitious goal of diversifying our workforce by attracting females into the construction industry.

The Role of Glass in 2022, and Beyond

February 2022 kicked off the International Year of Glass, or IYOG 2022, as designated by the United Nations (UN). This designation allows us in the industry to highlight the transformative aspects of this essential building material.

How to Choose the Right Software System for Your Company: Part 3

Today we’ll cover the final two steps in the software buying process. If you’ve missed anything or need a refresher, please refer to Part 1 and Part II of this blog series.

How to Choose the Right Software System for Your Company : Part 2

Welcome back to the second part in a three-part blog series designed to help managers and glass/window/door company owners find the best software solution for their company. Today we’re going to cover creating a software vendor short list, and validating that list.

How to Choose the Right Software System for Your Company

Choosing software for your business can be a daunting task, if not scary! There are many legitimate concerns. In an effort to help ease them, I will attempt to provide guidance in navigating software questions.

Is It Time to Welcome in Change?

Since COVID appeared on the world stage in late 2019, we have seen change, human innovation, and imagination propel the world forward. What could really happen when you welcome change into your organization?

What are the Benefits of Automation?

Hyperbolic statements about the pandemic are all over the media. We’ve all seen examples and can probably recite some in our sleep. Are statements like these true? I don’t know, but the possibility does seem likely that business as we know it has changed. One way change is happening in our industry…

Enhance Worker Performance With Automation

According to the March 2021 jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. employers went on a massive hiring spree adding 916,000 workers to their payrolls, including 110,000 in construction and 53,000 in manufacturing. This caused the unemployment rate to fall to 6 percent as the labor…

Upskilling: Training During a Pandemic

As a small business, how do you improve your services and better your skills/knowledge? You can employ a strategy called upskilling.

Learning to Change is Worth the Effort

The year 2020 was packed with change. By some accounts, 3-5 years of technological advancement happened in one year. This change happened faster and sooner than previously anticipated, partly due to technology and partly due to human innovation/resourcefulness. Change, for better or worse, affords…

How Can Flexible Software Automation Help Smaller Glass Fabricators?

Most flexible automation solutions/strategies are aimed at medium or large companies allowing them to do more with less. These solutions have overlooked a significant part of the North American glass fabrication industry, small fabricators. Smaller fabricators are focused on a city or region. It is…

Upping Your Digital Game to Win in an Era of Physical Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the planet. Manufacturing organizations face new operational challenges because frontline staff can’t take their work to the safety of their homes, and potential customers are blocked from the market by social/physical distancing requirements. How can…

Invest During Difficult Times

5 fundamental questions to consider when reevaluating goals and performance.

Opportunities in 2020 and Beyond

As a business owner or manager, what opportunities do you see in 2020 and beyond for your company and employees? Have you thought how new workers/markets/procedures, or new/updated technology, including machines and software, can help your company meet your 2020 and beyond goals? Have you thought…

Software as an Investment, Not a Cost

Do you recognize this scenario? An employee armed with pen and paper wanders through the warehouse checking supplies. If supplies are low, the employee returns to the office inputting an order via telephone, email or fax. Valuable time is lost jeopardizing delivery dates.