Recent Articles

December 1, 2014 10:03 am
Kip Anthony
Once known as the "Workshop of the World" Philadelphia is looking at a comeback, especially as investments abroad don't look as rosy as they used to.                             
November 26, 2014 9:31 am
Noreen King
To meet the growing demand that reshoring will bring, I believe that contract manufacturers here in the U.S. should focus on two things: Reducing the lead-time of production and improving supply chains.             
November 25, 2014 2:02 pm
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net
In order to have control of manufacturing, you want to have the ability to move quickly or change quickly. Therefore, I believe it is worth the extra dollars to have things built in the U.S.                 
November 25, 2014 10:15 am
Tobin McGregor
Envision manufacturing as a left-to-right process with product design on the left and production on the right. Today, the balance of power — and the seat of success — is on the right. But, the power may soon need to shift left.       
November 24, 2014 2:16 pm
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor,
Sustainability is a growing concern for manufacturers, as more manufacturers are becoming aware of the benefits of eco-friendly practices.                                
November 24, 2014 10:49 am
Lawrence Roos, Group Product Development Manager, tna
In today’s highly accountable business environment, it is necessary for manufacturers to optimize the performance and value of their metal detection systems. They can no longer be viewed as just a means to remove metallic contamination.    
November 21, 2014 2:12 pm
Howard W Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP Vice President, Dreisilker Electric Motors
Even with standards, studies and certifications, there is no guarantee or requirement for repair shops to provide exceptional or reliable electric motor repair.                         
November 21, 2014 10:39 am
Paul Anderson
Without the correct maintenance, bacteria, dirt and other pesky contaminants can find their way inside buildings and onto factory and warehouse floors, causing excessive wear and tear as well as increasing the risk of costly slips and trips in the workplace.
November 20, 2014 1:57 pm
Sean Gaffney, Vacon Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Compact & Standard Category Product Line
Energy efficiency is one of the hottest topics of discussion in modern industry and society and the European Union has taken an active role in creating unified requirements and standards looking to improve the energy efficiency of motor driven systems in industrial and everyday applications.
November 20, 2014 9:35 am
Peter K. Bullen
Whether a manufacturer’s objective is to optimize tax savings or enhance cash flow – or both – an in-depth analysis of equipment is necessary. Assessing current and future asset needs in the form of a lease vs. buy analysis will help determine whether a lease or loan is the best alternative.
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