Recent Articles

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.
April 29, 2015 4:59 pm
Tina Gallo
​Leak is a four-letter word that no industrial manufacturer ever wants to hear. Industrial leaks can slow down manufacturing lines, destroy equipment, and possibly harm workers — making them a top concern for industrial teams.
April 29, 2015 4:50 pm
Sean Riley
Predictive Maintenance Analytics is going to transform the manufacturing industry by optimizing costs by delivering new efficiencies, creating new revenue opportunities by refining services, and increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty by increasing service value while lowering costs
April 30, 2015 10:16 am
Timothy Kane
As we look to the rest of 2015, there are a few trends you’ll see in maintenance tools that will impact the overall operations of the facility.
April 29, 2015 1:56 pm
Dave Lechleitner
Because we are living in an age where increased efficiency is not only desired, but also required in order to stay competitive, every manufacturing company can benefit from implementing a sustainable lean strategy.
April 27, 2015 2:48 pm
Lori Payne
For those who have become receptive to the potential benefits of Cloud-based manufacturing software and are beginning to evaluate their options, we offer four key questions you should ask as you conduct research and enter into discussions with possible providers.
April 27, 2015 10:04 am
Steve Durbin
Supply chains are a vital component of every organization's global business operations and the backbone of today's global economy. However, security chiefs everywhere are concerned about how open they are to an abundance of risk factors. 
April 24, 2015 9:22 am
Maura Falk, Associate Editor
Patrick Clouden, the CEO of Consumer Energy Solutions Inc., took the time to speak to IMPO about LED lights and their increasing popularity, their benefits and even Consumer Energy Solutions’ unique approach to lighting. 
April 23, 2015 3:14 pm
Michael Wilson, Vice President of Marketing, AFFLINK
As manufacturers, distributors, and end-customers become more environmentally focused, one area that often gets overlooked is waste.
April 23, 2015 10:31 am
Steven (Jimmy) Benefield, Partner at enVista
Many Lean warehouse teams start out with great intentions, implementing changes that improve processes and increase efficiency. But then, slowly over time, the newness wanes and they lose momentum. While this is not uncommon, it’s extremely important that managers take notice and take action. 
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