It's cheap. It's easy to do. And it can take less than 20 minutes to set up. Yet more than half of all small businesses still don't have a website.
K’NEX Brands has dedicated a large focus of its company to improving STEM education and recruiting the next generation to manufacturing jobs. All of this while working to reshore as much production as possible.
The scary thing about emergency preparedness is that you need to be prepared for anything. For many manufacturers, this applies not only to protecting your equipment and your productivity, but also your people.
This Texas company found itself paying for damaged delivery claims despite its meticulous packaging procedures. So it turned to technology to provide an answer, securing its reputation for excellence and reliability.
The following operating tips are critical steps that a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) operator can take to reduce the likelihood of a potentially deadly fall.
The South Korean company pushed for a common system so that different manufacturers — from startups to established companies — can interchange key components such as the wristband.
A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act.
Many small business owners have no plans to add to their payrolls, according to recent surveys.
Until all motors are designed with built-in bearing protection, plant maintenance personnel and motor repair shops will continue to replace damaged bearings. But if proper mitigation is installed, it only has to be done once.
Unfortunately, despite their critical role in manufacturing, EHS programs are often managed outside a company’s information technology network, making the endeavor costly, time-consuming, and grossly inefficient.
With HVAC-Hacks.com, technicians and other HVAC-related people post their experiences to educate people and further the industry. It has become an Internet success story beyond expectations.
The Commerce and Job Development Committee approved a bill that would establish civil penalties for unfair assertions of patent infringement.
Lean manufacturing is nothing new, yet the tools available to help support this critical foundation to continuous improvement are ever-changing.
Monadnock understands that the community depends on it, and they don’t take that responsibility lightly. This loyalty, coupled with wise investments and risk taking, has allowed MPM to remain profitable across three centuries.
In this issue of IMPO, we visit America's oldest continuously operating paper mill, talk to experts about ways to improve Lean efforts, and showcase advancements in the material handling industry.
BYOD, gamification and other influences from the general consumer landscape are making their way into the IT strategies and developments of many manufacturers. Here's a look at some of the ways your facility can benefit.
More strategically minded mid-sized manufacturers have long recognized that better data management can make them more competitive.
They measured the new trains, they checked against the latest specs on the book. But engineers at the French railway network forgot to measure the actual distance between tracks and platforms.
In product design and manufacturing environments, we assume decisions are based on facts and technical details. But, perhaps not always. Sometimes, it could be the wrong time of day to make one more good decision.
Finding innovative ways to share, reuse and collaborate on R&D is a key part of the parent-subsidiary relationship. This is especially true for U.S. manufacturers.
Nearly three in four managers rank distribution center automation as the number one way to increase productivity.
Recalls are designed to ensure public health and safety. But they don’t have to cause long-lasting damage to a brand or bottom line if they are orchestrated with surgical precision.
Frozen food makers plan to launch their first national TV ad in defense of their products on Tuesday as the category fights to boost slipping sales.
Among manufacturing firms that have deployed mobile apps to their workforces, 48 percent are using mobile apps for inspections, followed by 36 percent for work orders and 23 percent for surveys.
Studies show that the seconds immediately following an eye injury or chemical splash are often critical to minimizing damage. Is your equipment ready?