Recent Articles

October 24, 2014 9:38 am
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net
Allison Grealis and I met briefly at the 4th annual Women in Manufacturing Summit, where women working in manufacturing came from around the country to network, share experiences, and offer advice to young women thinking about entering the field.
October 23, 2014 9:57 am
Chris Palmisano
Besides training employees on the new GHS (Global Harmonization System) labeling elements, new pictograms, and the new SDS (Safety Data Sheet) format, there are more important challenges to compliance, that many employers and Safety Managers may not even realize.
October 22, 2014 2:18 pm
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net
Finding and utilizing the right ERP system is a great way to streamline a company’s manufacturing process, minimize miscommunication and disconnect amongst your employees, and decrease the resulting errors.             
October 21, 2014 9:31 am
Paul Leavoy
As EHS regulations and best practices become more comprehensive and expansive, we’re seeing a new imperative in managing EHS supply chain performance. No longer is it acceptable to simply manage EHS performance within your own organization.   
October 20, 2014 9:17 am
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net
Small or mid-sized businesses will benefit most from an ERP system if it can be customized as much as possible and the company can take advantage of the most cutting-edge ERP technology available.               
October 20, 2014 1:53 pm
Megy Karydes, Communications Consultant for Alcoa Foundation
For small to medium-sized manufacturers willing to open their shop doors and let the youth from their community in, it’s an opportunity to teach them skills they can use both within their manufacturing firm and beyond while also helping to reduce the unemployment rate locally.
October 17, 2014 2:05 pm
Wayne Kovach
Taking advantage of government programs that aid in cost reduction and competitiveness within the industry is critical for the success of each individual business and for the U.S. economy.                 
October 17, 2014 9:15 am
Maura Falk, Associate Editor
Without maintenance and reliability professionals, a manufacturer risks asset reliability deterioration, increased maintenance costs, and lost time. To avoid this, something must be done to counteract the shortage of maintenance professionals entering the workforce.
October 15, 2014 4:56 pm
Anna Wells, Executive Editor
How do the youngest crop of workers – who continue to enter the industry as we speak – best learn from their more seasoned counterparts? How do these two groups use the same tools to drive results when one grew up with the internet and the other has spent 30 years keeping measurements in a notebook in their back pocket?
October 16, 2014 1:01 pm
Mark Adair
The triple bottom line is a term that was coined in the 90’s. In a nutshell, there are three accounts to the triple bottom line (TBL) — People, Planet and Profit. The conventional wisdom is that a combination of these three components leads to a successful company that retains employees, partners and clients.
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