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Trends in American manufacturing

Revolution is prevalent across the manufacturing lines. Manufacturers are looking for ways to explore new technologies, reinvent manufacturing strategy, enhance troubleshooting, bringing manufacturing closer to consumer and levy the power of intelligent tools to streamline operations and cut costs.

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supply chain leaders

Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly. True, they may know how to roll out big data in a single warehouse, or they may have heard their competitors used branded systems for implementing this new technology. However, the fundamental problem remains.

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workplace efficiency

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from Patrick O’Rahilly, Founder and CEO of FactoryFix.com. Patrick gives us some insight into workplace efficiency and how to reduce waste.
Lean manufacturing is the modern solution to the age-old workplace consolidation problem. The lean concept, itself, is a strategy created to simplify, organize and optimize a working environment.

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supply chain leader

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is by Dr. Muddassir Ahmed of muddassirism.com. In this blog he provides a simple reference guide to better yourself as a supply chain leader.
Why Focus?
Supplier Development is a proactive & reactive business process that aims to increase the performance
and/or capabilities of the supplier and meet companies’ short- and/or long-term supply needs.

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kickstart-your-day

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friends Magnatag Visible Systems. I dont know if you all are like me, but I could use some extra motivation to get up and productive in the morning. Thankfully, with these three simple routines, you can kickstart your day.
3 Simple Routines That Will Help Kickstart Your Day
Let’s face it; no one likes waking up in the morning.

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Innovation

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from out good friend Adams Nagar. Adams Nager is an economic research analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Areas of interest include international competitiveness, macroeconomic theory, STEM education policy, and high-skilled immigration issues. Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St.

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worker productivity

Negativity in the workplace hurts worker productivity and costs money. Workers who are present but performing less than 100 percent due to illness or stress actually cost companies more on worker productivity than absent workers do, losing an average 12.4 days of productivity a year versus an average 3.5 days lost due to absence, according to a study by Willis Towers Watson.

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logistics cost containment thru employee engagement

Managing employee motivation and engagement is normally a challenge,  but multiplies many folds  in businesses where logistics cost containment is the key to continued success, specially in logistics and supply chain industries.  A 19% (study by Towers Perrin,  )  improved bottom line through an engaged employee thus is critical to success.