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Proper Packaging Purchasing Protocols For Today’s Climate

Packaging materials and equipment are often taken for granted but can be mission-critical items for busy manufacturing and distribution operations. What are some of the important considerations to think about when purchasing packaging materials and equipment?

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Business Valuation Fundamentals

Determining the value of a business can be complicated. There are many way to value a business. It depends upon type of business as well as many other factors. Specifically how is business value determined? In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, host Damon Pistulka, a business valuation expert from Exit Your Way in Washington led a valuable discussion about business valuation fundamentals.

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Can Wearable Technology Improve Efficiency?

Wearable technology has exploded over the past few years.

From fitness trackers to smartwatches, we’ve seen the rise of new wearable electronic devices that allow us to do amazing things in our life and the workplace.

Wearable applications, however, aren’t just limited to health applications anymore.

Manufacturers are now using these devices to make their operations more efficient. This means that manufacturers can get a lot more information from their factories without having to send someone down every time something goes awry.

In this article, we are going to look out how wearable technology is revolutionizing the workplace, examples and its benefits.

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Tips for Navigating a Manufacturing Rebrand

Rebranding is complicated. Because manufacturing has many layers, with longer lead times and larger inventories to manage, there are a lot more things to consider when planning and executing a rebrand.

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Big Data in Manufacturing: The Digital Evolution Yields Information

The digital revolution has brought many benefits, from better customer experiences to streamlined industrial processes.

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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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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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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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Overcoming Hiring Challenges

It’s a tough time for hiring and retaining employees. So many factors contribute to this but at the end of the day, positions need to be filled and it has been a struggle for a lot of employers to keep up with turnover and an ever present need to find the right candidates. In a recent Twitter chat for USA Manufacturing Hour, participants discussed this very topic, led by host, Tami Matthews and Ruth Johnson from Lane Supply in Colorado.

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