Recent Articles

March 3, 2015 3:14 pm
Dan Miklovic
There is a group of industries that stands to gain significantly from implementing APM and pursuing asset operational excellence—regulated industries like pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and aerospace. The reasons these industries need to pursue APM excellence may vary, but they share several key drivers.
March 2, 2015 10:06 am
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net
Dave Lechleitner, the Principal of Product Marketing at Exact Online, offered insight on increased efficiency, safety, off-shoring and the future of smaller scale manufacturers in the U.S.
February 26, 2015 3:07 pm
Dave Lechleitner
If small businesses embrace lean manufacturing as part of their company’s overall strategy, long-term strategic benefits are possible, including increased profits, decreased costs and long-term efficiency gains, all of which are critical to running successful organizations.
February 26, 2015 10:22 am
Brad Poulter
Supply chain management professionals who put processes in place to solve these five problems before they occur will keep things moving even when other, less carefully managed supply chains, come to a grinding halt.
February 25, 2015 3:27 pm
Mariano Nunez
In 2014, organizations were caught off guard by the increase in advanced threats targeting vulnerabilities within business-critical applications. In order to ensure that this information is secured, manufacturing organizations must implement measures that eliminate any and all threats to the business before they evolve.
February 25, 2015 10:56 am
Joakim Ahlström
Do you have the courage to confront your fears? If you don't they will subconsciously influence your decisions and actions. Check out these five fears that are particularly important to acknowledge if you want to succeed with continuous improvement. 
February 23, 2015 2:17 pm
Jack Moran
This disconnect between the shop floor and the back office has posed numerous problems in the past and continues to generate conflict today.While these debates often focus on costs, the accounting methods used by U.S. manufacturers to actually determine the cost of their products and services receives far less attention.
February 20, 2015 1:58 pm
Harry Moser, Founder/President, Reshoring Initiative & Sandy Montalbano, Consultant, Reshoring Initiative
Harry Moser, the Founder and President of Reshoring Initiative and Sandy Montalbano a consultant with Reshoring Initiative explain the logic behind bringing businesses back to the U.S.  
February 19, 2015 1:20 pm
GE Reports
Eric King has made many an extreme machine cry uncle over his long career as a testing engineer. But nothing comes close to his current charge, Harriet, the world’s largest and most powerful gas turbine.
February 19, 2015 9:33 am
Mark Hardesty
Thanks to the introduction of WiFi and mobile devices, technicians are working faster and smarter, with huge productivity gains attributable directly to instant, onsite access to information. The result is less machine downtime, more reliable production, and higher output.
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