How to Attain Manufacturing Enlightenment: Part Two

A chef that makes a tomato sauce for a large group of people has to taste the sauce at critical points in the production process to ensure the quality and flavor is right. A good chef never sends...

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How to Attain Manufacturing Enlightenment: Part One

Congratulations—your enterprise has decided to take active steps towards a more holistic manufacturing approach. It has recognized that there are flaws in its operational procedures, and is...

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Sculpt a Positive Brand Image with Social Media

Think for a moment about your all time favorite products. You might recall the crisp taste of cola on a Thanksgiving table, or the lemon scent of laundry detergent on fresh sheets drying in the sun.

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Global Manufacturing Economy on the Rise

JPMorgan has released its 2013 Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index. According to the report, global manufacturing is on the rise. And after a particularly strong September, things...

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U.S. Manufacturing Reaches Highest Peak in Two Years

Over the past few months, economists and executives have waited with their fingers crossed tightly while monitoring the state of manufacturing in the U.S. As the manufacturing economy continues to...

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Construct Your Company's Image around Sound Quality

Imagine that you are in a store, and you see a pair of headphones that boast superior sound quality and durability. You purchase the headphones, and after using them for 6 weeks, the sound starts...

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How Well Do You Know Your Supply Chain?

Your company manufactures frozen pizzas and purchases ingredients from independent vendors located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. You make the crust, but not the meat, spice...

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Are You Getting the Most out of Your Statistical Process Control Software?

Enterprise quality management is one of the best ways a company can ensure it’s pleasing its whole customer base. With so much pressure from the public these days to produce quality products,...

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Mobile Agriculture: Enterprise Quality Management Solutions for Farmers

Once the sun comes up, farmers have a lot to do. There is livestock to look after, crops to monitor and equipment to tend to. With so much going on, however, there is another issue at hand that is...

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How Can Mobility Help Push Manufacturing Intelligence Into a System?

Physically recording information into a database on a paper sheet can pose several difficulties. Paper, by nature, only is useful in certain environments. Whether it gets wet, tears, get smudgey...

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Why Reshore, Why now?

As the U.S. manufacturing economy continues to rebound from it steep decline, more and more American companies are returning home to produce their goods. This makes it an ideal time for companies...

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Work Smarter and Harder with Manufacturing Intelligence

Recently, host of the popular television series “Dirty Jobs” Mike Rowe wrote an article repudiating the old adage that employees should work smart, not hard.

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Statistical Process Control Software: Creating the Demand for Visibility

Nobody ever sees a product recall coming. It is generally assumed by many manufacturers in an assembly-based manufacturing setting that business partners who supply small product components produce...

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