Robotics and AI Create Safety and Increased Productivity in the Workplace

As the world progresses further in advancements in technological fields, the ways that we are being productive are changing. Changing for the better, in fact, since production with the use of robots is at its highest ever. With our recent struggle with the pandemic, the need for automation has never been higher. With this increase in AI and robot usage, we could see increased production in just about every industry, some even amid current labor shortages.

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The Manufacturer Distributor Relationship

Manufacturers and distributors both benefit from building strong relationships. In a world where margins are tight, companies have to use all resources at their disposal to understand each other, encourage collaboration and streamline the process of working together.  

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Risk Taking: Put Yourself Out There!

There are many who believe that if you are not taking risks, you are not growing.

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Radwell International: One Brand with Many Solutions

Radwell is a hybrid distribution and engineering company that is designed using modern advances in ecommerce and internet connections. Unlike older distribution models using small local industrial engineering-enabled distribution, or more modern national e-commerce web sites that lack engineering support, Radwell gives you the option to combine local engineering support style distribution along with the power of a national ecommerce platform. With Radwell you get the ease of a worldwide ecommerce site combined with the largest technical support provider globally. Added to that, with Radwell’s after-marketplace you have access to the largest stock of new and obsolete parts available globally.

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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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