Manufacturing Sustainable Growth

on January 25, 2017 | posted by

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Manufacturing Sustainable Growth

Sustainability is often defined as the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  In manufacturing, sustainability typically focuses on finding the best way to produce products […]

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Cyber-Security 5 Steps to Protect your Business

on December 19, 2016 | posted by

within Continuous Improvement, General

Cyber-Security for Manufacturers
5 Steps to Protect your Business

Cyber-crime is a very real threat to businesses. Small businesses are particularly in danger, since they may not have the ability to overcome the cost of a data breach, which averages $38,000 for small […]

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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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