Articles Tagged with ''productivity''

Freight Focus: Optimizing Your Supply Chain Network to Reduce Freight Costs

By optimizing their supply chain network, ceramic and glass companies are able to develop strategies to support long-term growth.
June 2, 2014

Most North American ceramic and glass manufacturers and distributors are looking for ways to establish and grow their market share.


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Brick & Clay Record: Supplier Support

Suppliers are working hard to help the brick industry adapt to a challenging marketplace.
May 1, 2014

The brick and structural clay industry has seen a number of very difficult years due to the ongoing worldwide recession. I recently got some feedback from key industry suppliers related to the economy in general, as well as challenges in the construction sector.


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Case Study: A New Manufacturing Execution System Can Benefit Ceramic and Glass Production

Advanced software tools can allow ceramic and glass manufacturers to plan and control production processes more efficiently.
May 1, 2014

Kerakoll was founded in 1968 in Sassuolo, a small Italian town at the heart of Europe’s largest tile production district. Today, the company is an innovator in providing green building solutions.


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Yokoten: Multiplying Lean Success in Ceramic and Glass Manufacturing

When properly implemented, yokoten thinking can continuously improve processes throughout ceramic and glass organizations.
May 1, 2014

The concept of lean manufacturing has continued to gain use and visibility on a number of fronts. As highlighted by Rick Spence, president of Canadian Entrepreneur Communications, in a recent article about a lean conference in Toronto, “Lean is often heralded as manufacturers’ best hope for cutting cost and regaining their innovative edge.”


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Focus On: Managing a Kiln Factory

Company President Todd Lokash discusses some of the ideas he is bringing to Paragon.
May 1, 2014

What are some of the unique challenges you have found in the kiln industry?


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Freight Focus: How to Convert "Prepay and Add" Shipping Programs to Collect

Companies know inbound transportation is an area where extra money can be found, but they don't realize the full potential.
December 2, 2013

The part of a business where there can be a lot of low-hanging fruit is inbound transportation, particularly where vendors prepay and add freight to their invoice.


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Exploring the ROI of Safety

Implementing a vacuum conveying system for transport of bulk dry materials can increase safety and profitability.
December 2, 2013

Workplace injuries in any organization take a bite out of profits. A wealth of data, statistics and surveys is available from scores of organizations regarding occupational illness and injuries.


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Preventing the Contribution of Aperture Stops in the Flash Technique

Thermal diffusivity measurements can be improved through field view optimization in the sensing area.
November 1, 2013

Now more than ever, in an increasingly competitive, technology-driven environment, efficiently devised heat transfer processes are at the heart of success.


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Interest in Sanitaryware Market Continues

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
October 21, 2013

News regarding the worldwide sanitaryware market drew the most attention last week.


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H.C. Starck Releases First Sustainability Report

October 15, 2013
H.C. Starck recently announced the release of its first sustainability report, thus strengthening its profile as responsible corporate citizen in the specialty chemicals industry.
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