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Better Material Utilization in Fabrication

18

Dec
2020

Optimizing material utilization is critical to profits. Every bit of material you can save, and time you can save when fabricating it, contributes to an equation of success. Like with any endeavor, economies of scale apply. This comes into play for inventory, individual units...

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Preparing for Post Covid “Normal”

08

Dec
2020
Categories :Latest News

There’s no question that circumstances have been difficult over the past year. Are there any among us who anticipated the way the economy would be turned upside-down, over night? The pandemic has injected unprecedented levels of uncertainty into literally every aspect of life. The...

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What’s Happening with Warehouse Logistics?

01

Dec
2020

Warehouse logistics are changing. Here are some ideas for improving the distribution process. Many rely on advances in technology, and will require a financial investment. Consider them carefully and analyze your options based on ROI, and then take steps to keep up with the...

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Keeping Up with IT Changes in Manufacturing

23

Nov
2020

The manufacturing industry continues to faces challenges in IT (information technology). There was a time when IT was “separate but equal,” running parallel to the manufacturing process in order to track and analyze it. Now IT is often the lifeblood of a manufacturing company,...

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Healthy Workers Are Efficient Workers

12

Nov
2020

Efficiency is the Holy Grail in manufacturing. While we focus a lot on efficiency of our capital investments, let’s not overlook our most valuable asset – our human capital. Manufacturing jobs are often physically demanding. They may require workers to sit or stand in...

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Boosting Efficiency During Covid-19

06

Nov
2020
Categories :Business, Latest News

Manufacturing has always been driven by efficiency. As we face the challenges of COVID-19 – disrupted supply and demand, worker absenteeism, reinventing our internal systems and procedures – efficiency becomes ever more critical. Businesses everywhere have endured costly disruptions and have had to lay...

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Improving Employee Safety At Manufacturing Facilities

01

Nov
2020

Workplace safety has always been critically important in the manufacturing industry. Historically we’ve been concerned with matters such as injuries and exposure to toxins. Today, in the COVID-19 era, our focus includes transmissible disease. Manufacturing facilities often face extra challenges in this arena, because...

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How To Build A Responsive Supply Chain

25

Oct
2020

2020 brought us face-to-face with major disruption. COVID 19 had a huge impact on some supply chains, and served as a vivid reminder that supply and demand are sometimes extremely unpredictable, despite our best efforts to predict them. The lesson: A responsive supply change...

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The Importance Of Business Agility In Uncertain Times

22

Oct
2020
Categories :Business, Latest News

Disruption might accurately be named the theme of 2020. A sudden global pandemic threw both demand and supply chains into disarray, leaving many manufacturers scrambling. This disruption cast focus on the tension between rigor and agility. On the one hand, manufacturing has traditionally thrived...

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The Future Of Automation In Manufacturing

15

Oct
2020

While quality is a top priority for all good manufacturers, there’s pressure from all sides to do things faster, better, and cheaper. One strategy worth exploring is increasing automation. Britannica.com defines three types of automation in production: Fixed automation, also known as “hard automation,”...

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