Engaged Employees Drive Productivity

on November 28, 2016 | posted by

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Engaged Employees Drive Productivity

Manufacturers are only as good as their least engaged employees.


Equipment problems are ignored by unskilled workers who don’t have the training to fix them.
Defective products are shipped by disaffected associates who have no incentive to catch errors.
Dissatisfied […]

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How to Fill Your Skill Gaps Now

on October 28, 2016 | posted by

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Fill Your Company Skill Gaps

Are you struggling to fill open positions in your company?  According to data from the 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up about 47 percent of the total labor force, but only 27 percent […]

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Tap the Power of Real-Time Production Information

on September 29, 2016 | posted by

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Tap the Power of Real-Time Production Information


The majority of manufacturing executives are keenly aware of the power of the Internet of Things (IoT).  IoT has the potential to improve a plants performance. Most manufacturers (85%) reveal that they are planning to deploy […]

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How To Make More Money Now

on August 29, 2016 | posted by

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It’s easy to get preoccupied in manufacturing these days with so many technologies emerging at the same time — the Internet of Things, cloud computing, additive manufacturing, robotics, etc. Can these new technologies transform your company?  Maybe— but only if […]

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Why Every Manufacturer Should Care About Conflict Minerals

on July 27, 2016 | posted by

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Conflict Minerals

The tragic stories of human rights violations and corruption throughout the Congo region of Africa are gut-wrenching. The term “conflict mineral” refers to the mineral ores that are in high demand such as tantalum, tungsten, tin, and gold; commonly called […]

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