Recent Articles

July 25, 2014 11:48 am
Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO
Every KitchenAid stand mixer in the world is built in this Greenville, OH facility. Find out what goes into building an iconic product that has stood the test of time.                       
July 23, 2014 12:41 pm
Kevin Sosnowski
Light-directed picking has become a go-to solution for thousands of busy modern warehouses — and with good reason. Here are three ways that pick-to-light technology is an invaluable part of an efficient distribution strategy.       
July 22, 2014 12:44 pm
Greg Goodwin
If you’re currently planning on implementing a Manufacturing Execution System or other applications in the Manufacturing Operations Management space, you may think you have all the shop-floor areas and situations that still use manual, paper-based processes identified, but this may not necessarily be the case.
July 21, 2014 12:24 pm
Adam Stern
As manufacturers look to secure a competitive advantage in their specific markets, implementing a virtual infrastructure is often a step in the right direction.                         
July 17, 2014 1:01 pm
Gary McNiel
With new, granular manufacturing intelligence, one cosmetics manufacturer can easily evaluate line deficiencies and identify needed improvements — giving management the knowledge and confidence they need to keep pace with their demanding industry.
July 16, 2014 12:26 pm
Allison Parker
Recognizing the ever-increasing impact high energy usage has on facility budgets and corporate sustainability agendas, facility managers and engineers are focusing on facility-wide energy management.               
July 15, 2014 12:18 pm
Steve Leavitt
In the competitive world of manufacturing, few things are worse than failing to deliver products on time. Delivery delays can permanently damage relationships with customers or, even worse, drive them toward a competitor.         
July 14, 2014 11:50 am
Adam Stern
While enabling a mobile workforce can raise concerns about security, data protection and integrity is typically greater with a hosted solution than with an in-house implementation.                    
July 11, 2014 10:51 am
Timothy D. Garcia

Bad software is not the primary reason ERP systems, in general, have earned a bad industry reputation. Rather, trouble usually arises because of the tricks, empty promises and false guarantees made as an ERP vendor’s sales representative works to close a deal.
July 10, 2014 10:42 am
Robert Moakler
Undeniably, U.S. supply chains suffered structural damage due to many years of offshoring. However, daily evidence indicates that domestic relationships are being strengthened and rebuilt, which is exactly what happened when one automotive designer and engineer met a U.S. manufacturer and they began to collaborate.
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