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Positive Outlook for Middle Market Manufacturing Execs

09/19/2014 8:520 comments
Positive Outlook for Middle Market Manufacturing Execs

Amid growing optimism, the manufacturing sector plans to add jobs over the next 12 months.   According to the 2014 McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor report, the majority of small and mid-size manufacturing and distribution companies expect solid growth over the next 12 months — and two-thirds plan to add […]

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Five Years Later, Chrysler’s Gamble on Ram Trucks Is Paying Off

09/18/2014 9:040 comments
Five Years Later, Chrysler’s Gamble on Ram Trucks Is Paying Off

On the factory floor itself, new, lean manufacturing methods transplanted from Fiat began revolutionizing the Warren plant’s operations — not only creating more efficient ways of building vehicles and increasing quality but also giving workers a stake in decision-making.   In December, the sprawling, four million-square-foot factory here where workers […]

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Metcam to address importance of manufacturing

Metcam to address importance of manufacturing

The Metcam open house will allow visitors a behind the scenes look at lean manufacturing principles that are employed in manufacturing to eliminate waste from processes and provide increased productivity and sustainable growth.   A fabricator of sheet metal components located in south Forsyth County wants to highlight the importance […]

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Made in America, Again

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Made in America, Again

Even today’s super-lean, robotized U.S. manufacturing base holds the promise of some good jobs. For one thing, the McKinsey report emphasizes, manufacturing and service-sector roles increasingly overlap.   In the decade after World War II, the United States produced more goods than the rest of the world combined. Now America’s […]

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Improving your global production and logistics footprint

09/17/2014 16:431 comment
Improving your global production and logistics footprint

In certain situations, because of the flexibility and lean process in Florence, Balluff can offer same-day delivery on linear transducers.   With the 2014 expansion of its campus in Florence, Kentucky, Balluff, the German sensor manufacturer and automation supplier, takes another significant step in improving its global production and logistics […]

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Companies and cities adopting concept of circular economy

09/13/2014 9:010 comments
Companies and cities adopting concept of circular economy

The projects are still more at the level of recycling waste and lean manufacturing, not at the higher level of rethinking business models to focus on delivering services rather than making products that eventually clog up landfills.   The idea of circular growth, conceptualized some 50 years ago, is becoming […]

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Emmaus manufacturer lands a first in the U.S.

09/05/2014 8:460 comments
Emmaus manufacturer lands a first in the U.S.

Tighter timelines are necessary in today’s lean manufacturing climate, which calls for faster product delivery times. An Emmaus woodworking manufacturer acquired a high-tech panel retrieval system that marks the first of its kind installed for an architectural millwork/casework plant in the U.S. American Millwork & Cabinetry of Emmaus recently bought […]

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Executive Perspectives: The State of US Manufacturing Today

08/29/2014 9:080 comments

Interviews with Rebecca R. Taylor, Tom Easterday and Patrick Malone, speakers at the marcus evans Manufacturing CXO Summit 2014, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 29-30, 2014. – Rebecca R. Taylor, Senior Vice President, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences We stand at a threshold where we can fast-track the […]

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Lean Hardware Strategy Lets Kickstarter Breakout Nomiku ‘In-Shore’ Manufacturing Back To The U.S.

08/23/2014 17:273 comments
Lean Hardware Strategy Lets Kickstarter Breakout Nomiku ‘In-Shore’ Manufacturing Back To The U.S.

While the Chinese market is great for mass producing thousands or hundreds of thousands of units of a product, it’s less great for customization and small runs.   In the 1980s, Silicon Valley’s hardware elite began outsourcing much of the semiconductor and hardware manufacturing work that gave the region its […]

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Lean and Green Can Be Profitable

08/22/2014 9:203 comments
Lean and Green Can Be Profitable

Lean manufacturing can position companies to be globally competitive, and with its low-waste philosophy it fits well with green practices   As manufacturers around the world adopt lean manufacturing and cut down on raw material consumption, energy usage, environmental waste and pollution, they are learning that eco-friendly practices can be […]

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