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Disruptions In The Communications Arena Impact Manufacturing

17

Jul
2018

Have you been hearing about “Industry 4.0?” That expression refers to the idea that we’re undergoing a fourth industrial revolution. Factories were 1.0; automobiles and assembly lines were 2.0; computer technology was 3.0. Today we’re undergoing another sea change, thanks to the incredible advances...

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Attracting And Retaining Top Talent In Manufacturing

21

Jun
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Attracting and maintaining top talent is an ongoing concern in the manufacturing industry. The role of the factory worker is changing, and the challenges faced by employers are changing along with it. Many factors come into play, including the increasing use of automation, the...

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Impact of New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on US Manufacturing

20

Jun
2018

If you’re in manufacturing, you’re paying attention to the new developments on steel and aluminum tariffs, right? I certainly am. International trade is a complex web of checks and balances, cause and effect. Very little is 100% certain and predictable, and experts’ opinions always...

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Make Your Business A Lean Business

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Jun
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Lean Manufacturing is a prominent business philosophy that you’ve doubtless encountered in your manufacturing life. It’s best exemplified by Toyota, which “not only is the world’s largest vehicle manufacturing company but also produces more profit than all American carmakers combined,” according to a brand...

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Vendor Consolidation in Manufacturing

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May
2018

If you think your business is spending too much time pushing paper and dealing with administrative tasks, it’s time to ask how you can streamline things. One strategy to pursue is vendor consolidation. Sometimes as your business grows, your stable of vendors grows too....

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Trends In Manufacturing Jobs

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May
2018

While job trends in manufacturing are interesting and useful to track, they don’t tell the whole story of the industry, as efficiency, technology and robots converge to increase production. Here’s a little roundup of what the experts are saying, with links to read the...

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Attracting Employees with Social Media

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May
2018
Categories :Latest News, Marketing

Social media is a great way to reach customers and prospects–and it’s also a great way to recruit qualified employees. Conversely, just as customers will research you and your products via social media, potential employees will use social media tools to research your company....

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Common Mistakes on Manufacturing Websites

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May
2018
Categories :Latest News, Marketing

No one has time for a confusing, slow website. Your website is usually the first point of contact you have with a new customer, and it needs to make a positive impression, fast. We’ve all experienced websites that turned us off. It doesn’t load...

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Mastering The To Do List

01

May
2018
Categories :Latest News

Every day and every hour we’re working on multiple different tasks. Our effectiveness at accomplishing these tasks defines our productivity and efficiency. It feels like my to-do list only grows, it never shrinks. For everything I get done, I think of two more things...

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Communication in the Workplace

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Apr
2018
Categories :Latest News

Communication is a two-way street. This old proverb rings true, but there are two ways to read it. The first reading is the obvious one: that communication is a dialogue, with both parties participating. True (usually)! But the second reading is a little more...

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