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Chris Kammer

Chris Kammer A+W

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.

Innovation Increases the Likelihood of Success

Innovation will continue to disrupt our industry, so why not lead and take share from your competition before they disrupt your business?

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.

Software Selections

A 6-step approach to guide companies as they research, evaluate and select the appropriate software system.

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: evaluating your choices and making the decision and negotiating.

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.

Achieve Business Goals Through Automation

As you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of any purchase for your business, search for knowledgeable industry professionals who can help guide you in your journey. Lean on them to help you clarify your requirements in order to expand and develop a business capable of tackling the challenges of…

7 Areas Where Software Can Advance Your Business

The word “software” can be scary for any business, large or small. Every business is unique, but can still utilize off-the-shelf solutions that are slightly tailored to your company’s needs.

Enhance Worker Performance With Automation

Automation, at its core, is the reduction of human intervention during a given process, such as fabricating a window or flat glass. By employing automation, whether it is at the robot, machine or software level, we as an industry can enhance worker performance, while simultaneously freeing up…

The Importance of Supply Chain Technology

The pandemic has increased the risk for every business with many experiencing shocks in both supply and demand. As factories continue operating through the pandemic and beyond, how will businesses navigate these wider risks, specifically with an eye toward supply chain resilience?

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, three to five 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…

Up 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.

Calculated Change

Do you feel technology is advancing too fast for you to keep up? Do you focus too much on how changing machines, software, and/or processes will disrupt your facility, and less on the future benefits of these changes? As technology continues to evolve and improve, these advancements promise to…