Recent Articles

May 12, 2015 9:50 am
Todd Harris, Vice President, Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS
As the complexity of supply chains continues to increase, the consequences of recalls have become far more substantial and wide reaching than in years past. 
May 11, 2015 2:34 pm
De'Andre Salter
Maximizing both productivity and profitability in a business often takes out-of-the box thinking. But, don’t stop there! It’s also wise to go a step further and think “against the grain.”
May 11, 2015 10:43 am
Brent Halverson
Ultimately, future success in manufacturing now firmly hinges on the ability to embrace the unique requirements of each customer while processing and shipping orders rapidly and accurately. For this, automation is key.
May 8, 2015 10:38 am
Brad Forester
Establishing an environment of end-to-end supply chain visibility leads to more efficient manufacturing, lower costs and fewer incidents of a mismatch between supply and demand.
May 6, 2015 3:03 pm
Maura Falk, Associate Editor
Vibration and alignment isn’t just a concern in regards to industrial machines, it effects lighting as well. Devon Jenkins, a Product Line Manager of Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Business took the time to speak to IMPO about the effects of vibration on lights and how LED lights can help solve some tricky lighting problems.
May 6, 2015 9:57 am
Kelly Cabatuan
Here are three ways that improved visibility helps you deliver accuracy, efficiency and better profits for your manufacturing team.
May 5, 2015 1:45 pm
Krishnan Sundaresan, Director at ARRYVE
Robots, in the not-too-distant future, will evolve from an advanced technology to a critical component of infrastructure, akin to the ERP systems that form the information backbone of most distributors today. 
May 5, 2015 10:09 am
George Krauter
Many companies do not recognize the value that can be released from changing the MRO stores operation to provide optimum reliability. If they do, there are questions as to what steps to take and who would be responsible to implement the necessary change process. 
April 29, 2015 5:13 pm
Travis Mai
One of the primary objectives of lean manufacturing is to reduce waste. Since reducing waste is also an objective of going green, the two programs reinforce each other. Here are a few ways going lean can help you go green at the same time.
May 4, 2015 2:43 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 28th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 71st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
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