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Posted June 19, 2017

Why Leadership Commitment Won’t Guarantee Lean Success

There are a lot of cases in which leadership commitment is the cause of failures throughout any industry. However, there are cases in which improvement initiatives fail even though leaders are fully committed to the cause. Why is this? In…Read More

Posted June 12, 2017

How to Connect Design and Manufacturing Teams

Cloud-based computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are some advances in technology that have led us closer to a “push-button manufacturing” future. However, design and manufacturing remain disconnected. According to an article from The Manufacturer, “The need for closing the…Read More

Posted June 5, 2017

Manufacturing’s Future With Industry 4.0

As manufacturers look to achieve growth, Industry 4.0 introduces automation and data exchanges for the growth necessary to move beyond the status quo. Industry 4.0 offers businesses numerous benefits to survive and thrive. In an article from Industry Week, Terri…Read More

Posted May 30, 2017

Why the Manufacturing Industry is not Failing

There is a false sense that the manufacturing industry in America is declining.  Although it is true that many jobs have been lost in the manufacturing sector, the idea that the industry is failing is a false narrative on the…Read More

Posted May 23, 2017

Manufacturers are Hiring, but Skills Gap Remains

The manufacturing industry saw more new workers these past months than any point since 2008, according to an article from U.S. News. As regulations are being torn down by those in Washington, manufacturers are beginning to see a renewed demand…Read More

Posted May 15, 2017

Guidelines for Successful Manufacturing Project Management

Large projects, especially those that take place on the global scale, are quite challenging. Strong coordination and planning skills are a must, as well as the ability to problem solve. In a recent article for Manufacturing Global, Vaishali Badgujar offers…Read More

Posted May 8, 2017

Developing Technology—and Value—Within the Manufacturing Industry

The U.S. manufacturing industry has benefited a great deal from technological advancements, developing from a human assembly line into modern-day factories, which employ automated processes and advanced robotics, along with the traditional methods. Danielle Fugazy, in a recent article for…Read More

Posted April 27, 2017

5 Ways Manufacturers Can Reduce Costs and Increase Profits

By Angie Walters In this highly competitive world economy, a lean manufacturing environment is required to maintain your position in the marketplace. There isn’t one single solution for accomplishing this goal. Instead, here are five of the top ways manufacturers…Read More

Posted April 10, 2017

Equipping your Factory for Improved Materials Handling

Whether you are in the logistics leg of the manufacturing supply chain, or your factory could use an upgrade for sorting product, a recent article by Bridget McCrea, published by Modern Materials Handling, can provide you with an apt overview…Read More

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