According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. But just because flooring is constantly underfoot doesn't mean it’s also constantly top-of-mind. How can your company ensure safety through safe flooring?
The layout of your warehouse should make sense, with items at an easy access. Customer needs will dictate much of how you design your warehouse — from layout to inventory. Keeping your customers happy should be your top priority, and design is a key part of that.
Additive manufacturing is showing signs of triggering transformations in U.S. industrial manufacturing, from product design and production to restructured supply chains. What should your company know before implementing a 3D printing strategy?
After decades of escalating biological and technological intervention in how our food is grown, processed, packaged and sold, a significant group of shoppers yearns to take eating back to a simpler time with the trendy Paleolithic or “paleo” diet.
Explosions, gas leaks and terrorist attacks — Oh my! A fast-breaking emergency is one where circumstances change quickly and dramatically, oftentimes in as little as a few seconds. Is your facility prepared for one of these events?
Traceability plays a major role in protecting consumer loyalty, managing reputational risks and ensuring food safety. Food traceability programs allow companies to identify the source of a problem, and initiate the appropriate procedures to remedy it immediately.
Many small manufacturers believe business technology is something for larger companies only, that it has a reputation of being too costly and disruptive. Here are three of the most common misconceptions with small manufacturers and wholesale distributors.
Extreme-heat situations can impact worker safety and productivity, and certainly, the company’s bottom-line. Without adequate cooling, workers are put in danger while equipment and manufactured products are at an increased risk for failure.
The scary thing about emergency preparedness is that you need to be prepared for anything. For many manufacturers, this applies not only to protecting your equipment and your productivity, but also your people. How would you react to a serious safety incident?
It’sFresh!, a company delivering solutions to enhance food freshness and reduce food waste, announced a new sustainability goal; the diversion of 10 million pounds of fruit from the waste-stream by 2015 as a result of its technology by trapping ethylene.
The threat that cyberattacks pose to manufacturers can be seen in the plethora of counterfeit products that flood the global marketplace every year. Manufacturing companies must accept that if their product has value, it’s a target for cyber criminals.
America has been a very weak competitor in the game of globalization and has not used its power or legal rights to improve American manufacturing. The following describes the key issues facing American manufacturers that need to be addressed with action.
More people are taking the plunge to start their own business despite the slow economy, according to a report. More than eight in 10 U.S. small-business owners say they would still become a small-business owner if they had to do it over again.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 12th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 60th consecutive month, says the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
Manufacturers have difficulty integrating software with hardware in product development. Why does this integration matter? In a word, money. Research and development investments for high-tech companies can represent 20 percent of annual revenues.
Many think that wearable technology may soon become a valuable tool in the manufacturing workplace. Wearable technology has the potential to transform manufacturing processes, improve productivity, increase efficiency, and even enhance employee engagement.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for workers. These operating tips are critical steps that a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) operator can take to reduce the likelihood of a potential fall.
Pinterest has become a popular social media outlet for companies to promote their brands among the sites users who “pin” images to show ideas for different projects. Many companies have made contests and sweepstakes an important part of their Pinterest strategy.
Strategic planning is especially critical for coffee producers to avoid this proliferation of SKUs. While you may not be able to anticipate all of your customers’ unique needs, your strategic plan can establish guidelines and processes to help manage requests.
The term "Big Data" can be misleading if you don't know the context. This concept is still both nascent and broad enough that nobody is entirely sure how it will play out in manufacturing, although the possibilities are overarching and potentially transformative.