Julie Basello

Julie Basello is a Marketing Specialist, responsible for Photography, Videography and Social Media for Radwell International. She also writes, edits and curates Radical Automation, Radwell International's blog.

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How APS Software Can Improve Operational Efficiency

What is APS software? APS, short for advanced planning and scheduling, allows manufacturers to keep track of materials, labor and production processes in order to optimize plant capacity. Having a solid grasp of resources can greatly improve the productivity and efficiency of a manufacturing operation.

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The Risk of Heat Stress in Your Manufacturing Facility

In the summer months, heat stress is a major concern for manufacturers.

"Millions of U.S. workers are exposed to heat in the workplace, and although heat-related illness is preventable, each year thousands of workers are getting sick from their exposure to heat, and… some cases are fatal,” said Stephen Boyd, OSHA’s Deputy Regional Administrator

While 80% of heat-related fatalities occurred in outdoor work environments, 61% of non-fatal heat-related illness cases occurred during or after work in an indoor work environment. (Source

Whether you work outdoors or indoors, the risks of heat exposure are significant.

In this article I'll explain what heat stress is, its impact on plant employees and how to prevent it. 

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Podcasting for Manufacturers

A podcast is a digital audio file made available for downloading to a computer or mobile device. Podcasts are typically available as a series and new installments can be received by subscribers automatically. The term podcast is a combination of iPod and Broadcast.

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Obsolescence Management: Journey to Sustainability in Manufacturing

Equipment deteriorates and parts break. In fact, according to Wikipedia:

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Uncovering Money Leaks for Manufacturers

What are money leaks and how are they affecting the profitability of your operation?

Money leaks are small ways that business expenditures are wasted. These leaks cause unnecessary profit loss and require an organization to generate more revenue to compensate. In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, host Adam Baker from Schooley Mitchell in Pennsylvania led a discussion about ways to eliminate money leaks and increase profitability.

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Customer Journey Mapping: How To Orchestrate An Amazing Customer Experience

Customer Journey Mapping is an ongoing process of mapping the steps a customer goes through in their interaction with a company. This process creates a visualization that looks like a map and includes the needs of a customer throughout the entire process with the hope of improving customer experience. In a recent Twitter chat for USA Manufacturing Hour, participants discussed this very topic, led by host, Nicole Donnelly of Donnelly Marketing Group in Virginia.

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Why Cybersecurity Is More Important Than Ever for Manufacturers

As technology continues to advance, and globalization increases, manufacturers must be prepared for cybersecurity breaches daily. The gaps in security have changed dramatically in recent years with the proliferation of mobile devices, cloud-based services, cybercrime, and more.

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Leadership & DEI in the Manufacturing Sector

People need to be talking about diversity and leaders need the appropriate skills to insure diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Having a DEI plan for an organization has to be developed as something that is both solid and sustainable and avoids common mistakes that are often made.

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Packaging and Sustainability

Even before the big focus on the environment, it was common for the packaging industry to get a bad rap. Using non-recyclable materials, using too many materials or using single use plastics all have a negative effect on the environment and presented the packaging industry in an unflattering light.

Packaging is so prevalent in everyday life in today’s world that it has put the focus on sustainable packaging. But what makes packaging sustainable? In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, Nathan Dube of Industrial Packaging in Massachussetts led a discussion about sustainable packaging.

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Four Reasons Manufacturers Need A Responsive Website

There was a time when most websites weren’t created with mobile device accessibility in mind, which meant folks who did mobile searches viewed them from phones had to wade through lots of scrolling or tapping around to read text elements and navigate menus.

However, the internet use and search landscape has changed rapidly as the development of technology is becoming more and more advanced.

With the rise of mobile devices, the web has become more important than ever before. People are accessing the internet on their smartphones and tablets at an increasing rate. They use it to purchase a product, read a blog or look for a service.

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