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Good old-fashioned paper is continuing to return to the manufacturing process.
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Employee performance objectives are sometimes based on output. But that setup can reward the wrong behaviors. It encourages quantity over quality, which fosters a mindset of letting the little defects slide just to get the work done faster. That, in turn, can result in increasing customer rejections rates that can hurt your company's reputation and send customers elsewhere.
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The receiving dock is an often-neglected cash leak for manufacturers. Shipment delays, poor labeling and confusing packaging can severely slow production and cut your profitability.

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The skills gap in manufacturing continues with industry observers, officials and employees saying much of the cause is a lack of women in high-level positions.

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The numbers don't lie. The Manufacturing Institute estimates that there will be 4.6 million job openings in the U.S. manufacturing industry from 2018 to 2028, but only 2.2 million of those positions will be filled. That leaves a skills gap of roughly 2.4 million workers.
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The manufacturing supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. But how does a firm know where its weakest link lies? The answer may be found with predictive analytics.
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Your company probably has security systems in place to prevent theft of computers, machines and products, yet you may not be doing enough to safeguard your customer lists, new product designs and marketing strategies. Manufacturers rank second only to high-tech companies as targets of intellectual property theft.
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Unfortunately, terrorist attacks are a real and present risk for businesses of all types. And tremors are being felt throughout the domestic manufacturing sector. This article examines some of the main repercussions for manufacturers on the global stage and in their own plants and warehouses.
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Efficient inventory management can substantially improve your firm's performance by helping to maintain high customer service levels and reduce variable costs. But reinforcing inventory management isn't a one-time project. It's a constant concern for manufacturers.
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Technology and automation has brought manufacturing a long way. One of the latest innovations, 3D printing, could make a significant mark of global proportions. Will your firm be at the forefront of this technology or be left in the dust?

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