Filling the Pipeline in a Post-Pandemic World
LinkedIn is a platform that can be utilized in a variety of ways. In addition to increasing brand awareness and sales, it is an excellent resource for building and cultivating a community. In a recent USA Manufacturing Hour chat on Twitter, host Ingor van Rooi, the Networking Ninja and also of We’ve Got This Admin in Canada, led a discussion about ways to build a community using LinkedIn.Read More
Based on a Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte study, the National Association of Manufacturers estimates that manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs by 2028. Can manufacturers help this statistic by focusing on and supporting working mothers? In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, Host Whitney Koch from Welker Inc in Texas led a discussion about women in manufacturing and ways manufacturers can support working moms.Read More
Mobile robots are a useful form of technology that are utilized in many manufacturing operations. Mobile robots use sensors along with other technology to move around the plant in which they are operating in.
Over the past few decades, robots have become more and more integrated into the manufacturing floor. Over the years they have proved themselves to be an extremely effective resource to aid in the growth of efficiency in manufacturing operations. First introduced to the industry in the 1960’s, robots have constantly been improved an updated to increase their job capabilities.
What is Lean Manufacturing?
Lean manufacturing is a waste reducing manufacturing technique that considers any invaluable practice, procedure, product, or service, a form of waste. Essentially, anything that doesn’t add value to the customer is considered wasteful. The technique, in turn, benefits product quality, customer relations, profitability, and warehouse safety.Read More
Supply chains are an intricate structure. There are many critical factors that go into a successful supply chain. Due to this, risks run high. In the event that one area runs into an issue, there are ramifications for the entire supply chain. The possibility of challenges is more likely than one might think. Problems can stem out of anything from machine down situations, to cyber attacks, to unforeseen weather patterns. Strategizing, and having proactive solutions will help in the case of a disruption.Read More
Along with the rapid growth of technology, comes the growth of cyber attacks. This is an issue that the manufacturing industry, along with many others, have been facing. Manufacturing is becoming more technology based by the day. Keeping up with the knowledge of cyber security and attacks is crucial.
It is important for companies to acknowledge the possibility of a cyber attack, have strategies of prevention, and have a plan in case they are affected by an attack. Taking the proper steps in a timely manner can save a manufacturing company from finding themselves in a devastating situation.Read More
Keeping up with the latest technology is beneficial when operating a warehouse. Automation is rapidly improving, and making investments in the new technology will benefit a warehouse’s efficiency and productivity. Automated Guided Vehicles are tools that can be utilized by warehouses to maximize work efficiency.
What is an automated guide vehicle?
Automated guide vehicles, also called AGV’s, are computer-controlled transport systems. These systems are controlled by computer programming, floor markers, cameras, sensors or a combination of these. They don’t require any type of human control; they are able to run completely independently. They are commonly used throughout warehouse and manufacturing facilities in order to streamline operations.Read More