Recent Articles

June 9, 2015 12:33 pm
Maura Falk, Associate Editor
Infographic: Since the Great Recession, the phenomenon of reshoring manufacturing jobs and operations has found itself sitting in the spotlight. Bus has the reshoring drive actually produced tangible effects?
June 9, 2015 12:27 pm
Tennant Company
Enhancing indoor air quality through better cleaning practices and equipment can improve employees’ health, and improve the overall experience for visitors to your facility.
June 9, 2015 12:19 pm
Larry Wade & Kimberly Perkins, Amatrol
Troubleshooters are highly skilled workers, but unfortunately, they are becoming an increasingly rare breed in the workforce. 
June 8, 2015 4:42 pm
Chip Johns, President/COO of Butler Automatic
If you are able to simplify your manufacturing tasks, increase spatial and workflow organization, take steps to reduce errors, and listen to employees on the manufacturing floor, your company will begin to see reduced waste, improved employee morale and training, improved efficiency, and a greater ability to manufacture products on a predictable timetable.
June 8, 2015 4:54 pm
Arlin Keck, R&D Engineer, Steel King Industries
For anyone working in an industrial or warehouse environment, where cost, space, efficient material handling and worker safety are vital, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-based stairs are often preferred over IBC stairs due to their smaller footprint, better fit, and lower cost.
June 8, 2015 5:16 pm
Maura Falk, Associate Editor
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing dedicated to changing people’s minds about what it means to be a part of the industry, inspiring the next generation of manufacturers and to give manufacturers a platform to show the importance of their work. And frankly, the industry needs it.
June 8, 2015 2:33 pm
Rajiv Saxena
If global manufacturing adopted an official logo, a double-edged sword might be a fitting choice — especially when it comes to keeping track of products.
June 8, 2015 9:57 am
Brian McFadden, Compliance specialist, Graphic Products
The first of June has come and gone. OSHA’s HazCom 2012 regulations for chemical labeling in the workplace are now in full effect for most companies. How’s your facility looking?
June 2, 2015 4:10 pm
Shane Snyder, President, Barcoding, Inc.
When it comes to automatic identification and data capture (AIDC), supply chain analytics are most useful in two chief areas: device optimization (the technology itself) and labor management (those who are using the technology).
June 2, 2015 3:11 pm
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor
With West Coast port disputes and the winter season behind us, things are looking up. 
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