Articles Tagged with ''productivity''

Value Stream Mapping: A Tool for Process Improvement

Value stream mapping is a useful visualization tool for improving manufacturing processes.
By Vincent Howell CMfgE
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Continuous improvement is at the top of the to-do list for manufacturers in process and discrete manufacturing companies. Industries continually look for ways to improve quality, increase output, meet customer demand, and provide innovations to set their products and processes apart from the competition.


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Acme Brick Reopens Texas Plant

The Bennett plant reopening is in response to an improving homebuilding market.
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Acme Brick Co. recently celebrated the first load of brick produced at its newly reopened Bennett, Texas, plant facility.


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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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