Quiet Quitting

Quiet quitting is basically doing the minimum requirements at a job. In the early 2020s quiet quitting emerged as a much-publicized trend in the US and elsewhere. There were a variety of factors in the workplace that influenced the trend. But some have questioned whether it’s even a new phenomenon. 

In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, host Julie Gardner from Hourly – Insurance & Payroll in California led a discussion about quiet quitting and how to navigate some of the root causes in the workplace.

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IT Development Examples of Digital Transformation Tools

It’s human nature for us to be reluctant to any type of change. However, in the world of Manufacturing, it is becoming imperative that we do so. Below are some of the many reasons why companies in the Manufacturing Industry should adopt Digital Transformation tools and resources.

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Manufacturers Have an Iceberg Problem: Customers Are in The Dark

The Iceberg Problem is common for manufacturers. It states that in many cases only a very small amount of information is available or known about a situation or phenomenon. The bulk of data is either unavailable or hidden. The principle gets its name from the fact that only about 2/10th of an iceberg’s mass is seen outside while about 8/10th of it is unseen and under water. When it comes to customers, it’s important to help them understand that there is more to a process than the minimal amount they see. How can manufacturers help customers see the full picture? In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, , Chase Bodor from Plastic Plus Technology in California, led a discussion about how to help customers see beyond the tip of the iceberg.

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Agility Through Digital Transformation

There are many lessons for manufacturers to embrace in today’s data driven climate. One of the most important lessons is that evolution into a more digitalized world is the key to long term agility in manufacturing. The impact for digital transformation isn’t just about increasing efficiency though. It’s also about increasing speed because things are constantly changing and targets are constantly moving. Digital transformation creates long term sustainability and resilience. In an ever-changing world, this is the key to creating long term success for an operation.

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Introduction to the Theory of Constraints

Constraints are a big part of the manufacturing industry. They are almost inevitable at times. The key to dealing with this is planning. In order to lessen the effects of constraints on your operation, it is crucial to know how to identify both your internal and external constraints and have the proper strategies to handle them effectively. In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, host, Dr Lisa Lang from www.ScienceofBusiness.com led a discussion on the Theory of Constraints.

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Prospecting and Lead Generation Best Practices

Sales is a big part of a company’s success, in manufacturing, and across many other industries. Having proper prospecting, cold calling, and appointment setting strategies is crucial to the success of a sales team. In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, Co-hosts Cherise Kennerly from SalesLeads and Katie McDermith, The Manufacturing Hype Girl, from MNI, led a discussion on Prospecting and Lead Generation Best Practices.

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Tips for Finding a Manufacturing Systems Integrator: Who to Trust

In today's highly automated world, the right plant manufacturing systems integrator can make a huge difference in your production efficiency and quality. But with so many choices, how do you know which one is right for you?

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Digital Selling Across Geographic Borders

Digital selling has opened a world of customers for many businesses. Although there are infinite positives to digital selling, selling across geographic borders presents its own unique challenges.

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Cybersecurity Compliance for Manufacturers

Cybersecurity compliance is important for manufacturers. In today’s connected world, there are so many things that can negatively affect manufacturing operations when cybersecurity is not taken seriously. When manufacturers produce work in certain settings or for certain organizations, they are required to meet certain standards for cybersecurity compliance. What can manufacturers do to insure they meet the proper criteria no matter what? In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, host Gina Tabasso from MAGNET in Ohio led a discussion about cybersecurity compliance for manufacturers.

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Getting a Grip On Industrial Hand Protection

Hand protection is something that is critically important in an industrial environment. Choosing the proper hand protection depends upon a variety of factors and how those factors will impact a worker who requires hand protection.

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