Articles Tagged with ''productivity''

Open for Business: Taking Advantage of Economic Development Incentives

Manufacturers can use economic development incentives to boost profits.
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Companies that are starting up, moving or expanding may be able to tap into state and local economic development incentives to save significant money and improve profitability.


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Inside CI: Steady Dedication

What articles have been most useful to you, and which ones did you skip over?
By Susan Sutton
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I’m writing this column one day after the horrific terror attacks in Boston.


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Freight Focus: Using a Freight Audit and Payment Company

Most companies are not effectively equipped to audit carrier freight invoices, making outsourcing an increasingly viable option.
By George Muha
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In many cases, an excellent service provider can probably perform this function better, faster and cheaper than manufacturers.


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Improving Quality and Efficiency

Manufacturers can gain a measurable advantage by implementing software tools to automate the ballooning and specification process.
By Jeff Cope
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As we enter 2013, ceramic manufacturers are more focused than ever on finding ways to improve their business.


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Global Demand for Robots to Show Promising Growth through 2016

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Global demand for robots is forecast to increase nearly 11% per year through 2016 to $20.2 billion, outpacing both the world’s economy and overall manufacturing activity, according to a new study.
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Promises, Promises

As we look forward to 2013 and what this year might bring, I’m wondering about New Year’s resolutions.
By Susan Sutton
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As we look forward to 2013 and what this year might bring, I’m wondering about New Year’s resolutions.


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Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

By Cheyne Hoag, Holly Shulman Ph.D., and Drew Spradling
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The idea of using a digital file to create a three-dimensional object is now a reality.


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Freight Focus: Reducing Cost Per Hundred Pounds

By George Muha
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Here’s a simple tip for reducing your cost per hundred pounds: Just ship truckload quantities to all your customers and buy truckload quantities from all of your vendors. Problem solved.


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Clocking in “the Cloud”

By Alastair Slade
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New time and attendance systems are helping organizations to flexibly and affordably manage staff attendance.


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Maximizing the R&D Tax Credit

By Saqib Dhanani and Rebecca Icenogle
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Manufacturers frequently incur more R&D expenses than they think.


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