A Manufacturing Year in Review

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The manufacturing industry has taken so many impressive steps forward and MFG Talk Radio is excited to see what the new year will bring. With the year coming to an end, let’s reflect on some of the most impactful developments that have helped shape the modern industry. Below is a list of the most popular articles from 2017 and a link to previous shows along with a section on the latest series from the Manufacturing Broadcast Corporation, Women And Manufacturing.

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Welcome to the latest addition to the Manufacturing Broadcast Corporation family, Women And Manufacturing. Where accomplished women interview accomplished women.

Manufacturing Is for Everyone: Encouraging Women to Join the Industry’s Workforce

As the manufacturing industry moves forward, the need for skilled workers is growing rapidly. One group stepping up to fill these highly valued roles in increasing numbers is women.This long-ignored talent pool is finally getting the attention they deserve and everyone stands to benefit. However, work is still needed to show the appeal of manufacturing to the dedicated and resourceful women of the world. [Read More]

young mfgLeading The Next Generation of Millennial Manufacturers

The modern millennial is most often found out of school and in a pile of debt. As they search for a career, the manufacturing industry needs to step up and show them what it has to offer. Initiatives like Manufacturing Day have renewed a sense of pride in manufacturing among younger generations, but there is more businesses can do. With a little insight into this complex generation and their work habits, manufacturing companies can become leaders of the next generation manufacturing workforce. [Read More]

MFG Day4 Fun Ideas for Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is almost here and manufacturers from all around the country are getting ready to show what the industry has to offer. For so long, the stigma surrounding the manufacturing industry has affected the workforce but this is all changing. Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day set out to prove these misconceptions wrong and shine a light on the modern industry. However, for those new to the celebration, it can be a challenge to develop their own event. This infographic was designed to offer simple ideas that could have a big impact on a manufacturer’s community. [Read More & View Infographic]

OPEC Drastically Increases 2040 Electric Vehicle Forecast

Electric cars are starting to find their way into the hands of the everyday consumer and the world’s largest oil producers have started to take notice. Seeing this new technology as a huge threat, OPEC quintupled their forecasts for sales of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs). According to a study from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP Plc. have also revised their predictions this past year. Researchers expect electric-based vehicles to reduce oil demand by 8 million Barrels Per Day (bpd), which is currently more than the current combined production of Iran and Iraq. [Read More]

Airlander 10: The Supply Chain Could Be Transformed Forever

The world’s largest aircraft takes to the air once again after it crashed last year in August. The Airlander 10 was developed by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) and has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain. Able to land on nearly any surface, almost anywhere in the world, Airlander 10 can deliver freight to remote areas and doesn’t require a port, airport or any other type of infrastructure. [Read More]

It was an amazing year for the manufacturing industry. There was so many incredible steps forward but there is much more work to be done. As the world moves forward into 2018, be sure to keep checking back with MFG Talk Radio to stay up to date with the latest developments in manufacturing.