Category: Manufacturing

Our words of advice to manufacturers about ensuring quality…

Over the past few months, I’ve reached out to our team asking them to share their advice to manufacturers regarding ensuring quality.  Our team’s responses are included here: What words of advice would you give manufacturers about ensuring quality? “Never stop improving your system, structure and process to stay competitive. Implement a continuous improvement process with regular slight adjustments and optimization rather than waiting for the day you need to take extreme measures. Finally you can’t inspect quality; the factory has to produce quality products. With our experience we can help them to get to this level and maintain it.” …

Top 5 Manufacturing & SCM Resources

Over the years, we have collected several “Useful Links” that we incorporate into our quarterly newsletters. Our Top 5 related to manufacturing and supply chain management include: 1) Manufacturing Metrics Checklist As part of a recent metrics survey,  the manufacturing metrics listed were identified as being the most utilized by discrete, process, and hybrid/batch manufacturers.  From OEE to Engineering Changeover Cycle Time, the key indicators are here. 2) How Stuff is Made (Visual Encyclopedia) How Stuff Is Made (HSIM) documents the manufacturing processes, labor conditions and environmental impacts involved in the production of contemporary products. It’s an excellent resource for learning or …

Who cares about manufacturing?

“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” ~James Dyson Manufacturing Day is is approaching on October 3rd, and we’re encouraging all of our partners, clients and associates to open their doors and share the experience of manufacturing with our youth. To recognize manufacturing’s significance and spread the word, our Tampa office is working with Florida Advanced Technological Education Center and local elementary schools to communicate the message to a younger demographic.  There are also useful ideas and additional information on the Manufacturing Day site. …