Good old-fashioned paper is continuing to return to the manufacturing process.
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Friday, March 13, 2020
If money were no object, you could keep your plant and warehouse so cool that productivity sizzles during hot weather -- rather than employees. But there may be a cheaper option for your company than simply using air conditioning: roof mist cooling.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
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.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
The death of a worker at an industrial site, together with an OSHA fine for a serious violation of safety precautions, highlights a critical safety issue your company cannot afford to neglect: Work areas need to be kept dry.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
It's a build-to-order manufacturing environment and that means frequent changeovers in your production line. And each time you make changes to produce a new item, you suffer significant downtime.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
First, there were smartphones and smart TVs. Now, there's the smart factory. A factory becomes smart — or "brilliant" — when it merges lean manufacturing methods, sensors, 3D printing and powerful software analytics in a way that enhances productivity.
Friday, January 3, 2020
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.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
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
Thursday, December 5, 2019
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.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
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.