One of the most troubling difficulties many manufacturers face is controlling their MRO expenditures and also making sure that they have the right number of products in their storerooms as needed.
Though some aspects of the case against Buckyballs are unique, there are several lessons for manufacturers based on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's approach to its enforcement action against Buckyballs.
Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. These initiatives all bear the same characteristics, i.e., transforming the manufacturing process into a nimble and seamless whole, and a fully integrated process with the downstream and upstream production environment.
When it comes to working in the warehouse there are countless distractions.While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.
Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long way in preventing defects, recalls, product returns and combating counterfeit components.
Chem.Info sat down with Thierry Materne, global vice president of Technology for SABIC's Innovative Plastics business, to talk about the development of the world's first thermoplastic wheel.
Senior business executives who have been trying to squeeze inefficiency out of their supply chains are seeing how they can leverage technology to turn their warehouses into a competitive advantage.
The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape.
Don’t underestimate supply chain management's importance — because if your company can’t find a way deliver the goods (or raw materials) to customers consistently, reliably and cost-effectively, there’s probably a competitor waiting in the wings that can.
Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.
Reliability, MTBF (Mean Time between Failures), downtime, costs, safety, efficiency, and standardization have pushed documented motor repair specifications and internal motor repair facility’s repair processes to the forefront in today’s industrial environment.
Taking control of your product portfolio and more effectively managing quoting can be a challenge. That’s where the power of a configure-price-quote (CPQ) solution comes in.
Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitoes, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is essential to assist electrical and mechanical designers in designing cable, pipe and conduit penetrations that are protected against infestation.
Nearly 40% of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field, and for those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and co-workers are common reasons.
Most every manufacturing facility has a countless inventory of abrasives in a variety of grains for different applications and finishes. The challenge for many is aligning the results needed with the materials available, and thus selection options — and concerns — can be enough to make the average manufacturing worker’s head spin.
To successfully bring your legacy product to market, you want to ensure you and the contract manufacturer are working together to find the most cost-effective and efficient solutions. The following questions (and answers) act as your official guide to partnering with the right contract manufacturer.
In the era of lean manufacturing, it’s time to smooth out as much of the operation as possible, while still celebrating the staff. No matter what method you use to increase your output, never forget that the workers who churn out product are a vital piece of production.
The EPA, as well-intentioned as it may be, is often met with staunch opposition from the industrial sector and the political right. Backing the EPA, more frequently than not, are environmentalist and the left. But who’s right, and is there a clear winner?
In a Portland, Oregon headquarters that feels more like a tech startup than a shoe manufacturer, you’ll find one of the most innovative outdoor and utility footwear companies in the country.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.