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Pandemic Preparedness For Manufacturers

18

Sep
2020

We’re living through unprecedented circumstances as COVID-19 continues to impact every area of life, in every country, on every continent. These last few months have been game-changers, and the changes and impacts continue to unfold as the pandemic persists. The situation, the scientific consensus,...

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How To Solve 5 Common Sourcing Problems

11

Sep
2020

Even the best-run plant can be crippled by procurement problems. Even if every single process has been calculated, critiqued, and re-created for perfect efficiency, sourcing problems will throw a massive wrench into the system and make all those improvements useless. A smooth, seamless procurement...

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Six Sigma To Improve Productivity

04

Sep
2020

We all want to improve productivity in the plant, but that productivity has to be quality-driven. If mistakes and flaws increase at the same rate as productivity, that can hardly be called a win. There’s a constellation of strategies for improving quality control (QC)...

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Strategies For Leading A Remote Customer Service Team

24

Aug
2020
Categories :Business, Latest News

Customer service functions were already showing a migration to remote work, pre-Covid. Then along came a global pandemic, and managerial and office workers began to work at home in huge numbers. The question everyone is pondering: Will those jobs migrate back to the workplace,...

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Manufacturer’s Face Covid-generated Challenges

12

Aug
2020

The coronavirus has upended nearly every aspect of our economy, and manufacturing is bearing its share of the challenges. Product demand has shifted enormously; suppliers as well as customers have been upended; liquidity issues are paramount. Here are some pivotal arenas where manufacturers are...

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Mentorship To Bridge The Skills Gap

07

Aug
2020
Categories :Latest News

The skills gap is a common topic of concern in the manufacturing industry. In September 2019, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a record number of unfilled jobs. Since then, employment statistics are upended with the Covid crisis, and education...

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The Principles And Philosophy Of Lean Manufacturing

03

Aug
2020

Lean Manufacturing is a widely embraced philosophy of production with roots in Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation, which has been building cars since its founding in 1937. The principles and philosophies evolved over the course of decades, and were named, formalized and detailed in the...

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Five Ways To Apply Artificial Intelligence To Manufacturing Strategy

30

Jul
2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly refined and accessible as we conclude the second decade of the 21st century. Manufacturing is one of the many fields benefitting from incredible capabilities of AI and the exponential increase in computer power on which AI relies. Here’s...

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Revolutionary Moments In Materials Manufacturing

23

Jul
2020

Manufacturing is the ultimate hands-on endeavor. At its most basic, it is the transformation of materials by humans – something that has been going on since our early ancestors first used primitive tools approximately 3.4 million years ago. We’ve come a long way since...

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Covid, Manufacturing And Remote Work

16

Jul
2020

Are you preparing for a second wave of COVID-19? While public health measures have helped reduce the number of people reporting infection with COVID-19, experts have predicted a second wave all along. Today, numbers are on the rise in many areas, and it’s generally...

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