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Collaboration: Improving Your Manufacturing Operations

The age of businesses keeping information in isolated silos has all but been extinguished. No longer can a business rely on themselves to come up with the best manufacturing and production methods with no help from the outside world. Yes, businesses have been using and improving on the ideas of others for centuries, but it's now more important than ever to collaborate with your industry to ...

Ex-Im Bank Only Partly Functioning

The Export-Import Bank has recently won its battle over those that opposed the 8 decade old Export Credit Agency. The Ex-Im Bank funding was attached to the Highway spending bill that was approved at the beginning of the month. This is a fantastic victory for small businesses and the local communities that rely of these manufacturers for employment. However, the Ex-Im Bank is still facing a ...

Attract And Retain New Manufacturing Talent

The skills gap continues to plague the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers just can't seem to attract or retain the modern manufacturing workforce they need. A lack of interest in manufacturing, as well as the public's perception, has thwarted off new talent for years. As manufacturers attempt to shed light on what the modern manufacturing industry is all about, more people are beginning to ...

What Does 2016 Have In Store For Manufacturing?

As the PMI for December dipped below 50%, 48.6% to be exact, manufacturers are expecting things will turn around in the new year. 2015 saw expansion for 10 out of 12 months, but manufacturing in November and December began to contract. In December, ISM's semiannual Economic Forecast showed a .2% drop in manufacturing employment but predicted to see an increase in employment next year. New ...

Congress And The Senate Approve Ex-Im Reauthorization

Yesterday  the U.S. Senate approved a highway bill that will fund America's roads, bridges and mass-transit systems while also reviving the U.S. Export Import Bank charter. It was a fantastic day for American business owners and now the next step is to gain approval by the White House. The Senate approved the bill by a landslide, 83 for to 16 against which will fund the highway bill and ...

Manufacturers Benefiting From New Metal 3D Printing Developments

Additive manufacturing technology continues to advance at an incredible rate. Metal 3D printing is one of the most promising applications for this technology and manufacturers of all kinds are excited about the idea of printing complex components all at one time out of durable and structurally sound metal. A new method to control the properties of specific areas on a component has been developed ...

How MFG Day Continues to Benefit The Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing day was on October 2nd and the results from this incredible event exceeded all expectations. A survey of participants and hosts found that MFG day had a strong positive impact on students, parents, teachers and manufacturers. Deloitte put together a poll to gain a better understanding on how everyone involved responded to the largest Manufacturing Day ever. “The co-producers of ...

Why STEM is Important

There has been so much talk about the manufacturing industry's struggle to find qualified talent to fill the ever growing skills gap. Many assume that because these facilities are relying more and more on automation to manufacturer their products, there is no need for human employees. Furthermore, students and the general public underestimate the rewarding careers the manufacturing industry has ...

3 Steps To Success: Industrial Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is making its way into the manufacturing industry. Many larger manufacturers have already been making the move towards a connected facility as well as connecting everything in between. As implementing IoT systems and hardware becomes more affordable and streamlined more manufacturers will make the move to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Right now manufacturers ...

What Can Lean Manufacturing Do For You?

Manufacturers are always striving for perfection, but as we know nothing is ever perfect. The closest they can come to perfection is continuous improvement. Lean manufacturing principles are one of the best tools manufacturers can use to continue to improve their efficiency and productivity. Lean manufacturing is a term that describes streamlining manufacturing processes to reduce waste, as in ...