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customer experience

Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. But, modern businesses have grown to encompass an omnichannel sales opportunity. Customers can place orders online, by phone, in person and in nearly any other means desirable. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service.

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buy american

Last month, President Trump’s office released his much-anticipated Buy American, Hire American executive order. The new order is meant to protect American jobs, by encouraging companies to buy and sell American-made products, and by reviewing the country’s H1-B visa program for highly-skilled workers.

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perception of manufacturing

‘Manufacturing’, a dirty word for most parents. However, as hard as it may be to believe, Mom and Dad have more influence than they know when it comes to children making a career choice. With that in mind, here’s how industrial computing can change the parent perception of manufacturing on the manufacturing floor…
… But first, we appeal to parents.

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Manufacturing Production Efficiency

In many cases, the efficiency of your shop hinges on your production machinery. Not only is it important to find machines that are appropriate for your specific manufacturing operations, but your bottom line will suffer if your equipment isn’t fast enough to meet demand. You’ll also need to make sure to hire employees who know how to use each machine.

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We work with a lot of manufacturing companies and one of the questions we get most often is ‘Why do we need to blog’? Often followed by ‘How do we blog for manufacturing’? A word about what a blog is. When manufacturers think about manufacturing blogging, they think about writing, and along with public speaking, writing produces an almost visceral reaction in many people.

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Achieving OEE

Manufacturing efficiency relies heavily on the equipment used. If equipment isn’t functioning at peak performance, then the yield it is outputting won’t cover the initial cost of investment. To determine the efficiency of the equipment, OEE is the industry standard on how to measure productivity and achieving OEE is critical to your success.

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product manufacturing

Medical devices go through several different phases before they’re ready for final distribution. Initial design and prototyping, quality assurance and full-on production are all required to develop safe, reliable and efficient devices. To complicate things further, some devices – particularly those made for the medical industry – require sterilization.