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Process, Production

Revolutionize Your Semiconductor Manufacturing with SECS/GEM on ASM Eagle 60 through EIGEMBox

January 2, 2024

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

In the dynamic world of semiconductor manufacturing, staying ahead in technology and efficiency is paramount. The integration of SECS/GEM protocol on ASM Eagle 60 via EIGEMBox is a game-changer in this landscape. This powerful combination not only enhances the capabilities […]


News

Covid’s Drag on the Workforce Proves Persistent. ‘It Sets Us Back.’

November 7, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Two-and-a-half years after Covid-19 emerged, reported infections are way down, pandemic restrictions are practically gone and life in many respects is approaching normal. The labor force, however, is not. Researchers say the virus is having a persistent effect, keeping millions […]


Process, Production

8 Causes of Lost Productivity in Manufacturing and How Managers Can Address Them in 2022

March 14, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Maximizing productivity is a critical goal for every manufacturer. However, many companies may not realize this is an ongoing process, not a one-time adjustment, as there is always room to improve. Addressing lost productivity is particularly critical in today’s climate. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

The role of Employee Equity Ownership in driving a company’s productivity.

November 30, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

In recent articles, I have written about how businesses that lack a defined and unifying purpose experience lower productivity; shared my thoughts on how companies can drive growth through the unification of purpose; and offered a methodology for driving value […]


Process, Production

Scaling Up Production, Fast – How Manufacturers Can Increase Productivity to Meet Growing Demand

August 19, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The IHS Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) value for May 2021 demonstrated that UK manufacturing is growing at its fastest rate in almost 30 years. Manufacturers must increase production to capitalise on the record growth in new orders. However, […]


Process, Production, R & D

Cooperation to Transform Manufacturing by Enabling Scaled Deployment of AI

April 27, 2021

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Google Cloud and Siemens have announced a new cooperation to optimize factory processes and improve productivity on the shop floor. Siemens intends to integrate Google Cloud’s leading data cloud and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) technologies with its factory automation solutions […]


Regulations

UK government commits £30mn to digital technology competition for manufacturers

July 23, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Backed by £30mn (US$37.3mn) of funding, the competition is for projects to improve productivity and agility in UK manufacturing. Business Secretary Greg Clark said: “We want to support companies of all sizes who want to develop new digital capabilities, and […]


Process, R & D

Exploiting Big Data and analytics to improve productivity in manufacturing

February 22, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

By applying lean tools and techniques and empowering the shop floor we have seen real improvements in manufacturing performance. However, with the rise of the connected and integrated shop floor we are now seeing a new revolution in factory productivity. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Productivity and efficiency in the manufacturing industry

December 20, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Computer systems, such as CRMs, can help you plan out your workload as efficiently as possible, while analytics allow you to judge what updates are needed and when. Technology is evolving across every business, allowing companies to become more productive […]


Process, Quality Control

Better Data Feeds Productivity

October 6, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. How smart manufacturing can help improve productivity, yield and efficiencies in food and beverage operations. The food and beverage industry is complex and rapidly evolving. Markets and tastes are changing. Consumers are more connected, informed and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Five Steps for Enabling Workforce Readiness

September 26, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Even as global automakers build new facilities and look to surpass producing 90 million light vehicles for the first time this year (Global Light Vehicle Production Summary, IHS Automotive, March 2016), their workforces are being strained on a number of […]


Process, R & D

Collaborative Robots are Making Automation Possible for SMEs

May 11, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

Although there is a lot of hype about robots taking jobs away from humans, the truth is today many industries still rely on human processes. According to the Boston Consulting Group, only 10% of tasks were performed by robots in […]


Process, Production

Global economy looking up for manufacturers

April 19, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Matters

Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director, said in a recent speech that the global economy is showing multiple positive signs, although more work is needed to ensure continuing growth, including policies that will reinvigorate productivity and build inclusive growth. “When […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

10 ways software stretches resources, boosts productivity, and helps cope with skilled worker shortage

March 30, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Matters

Manufacturing jobs are in the spotlight once again. The federal focus on bringing manufacturing jobs back to American workers has stirred up the topic, along with the related issues of off-shoring, trade tariffs, gaps left by retiring Baby Boomers, and automation. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Pharma productivity requires a systemic check-up

March 23, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Matters

The pharmaceutical industry is anything but stable. While an aging population and emerging technologies offer an optimistic outlook, downward pressure on pricing and new competition are creating new challenges. To be successful, companies urgently need to optimize costs and efficiency […]


Process, R & D

Productivity Booster: Brush off your Lean program plan

March 13, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Matters

When Lean manufacturing concepts first gained attention in western manufacturing, ERP solutions were entirely different than they are today. In those early days of Lean adoption, some purists considered ERP solutions as secondary tactics for reducing waste. Today, almost 30 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

US Productivity Unexpectedly Falls for Third Straight Quarter

August 10, 2016

Via: Industry Week

The productivity of American workers declined — unexpectedly — for a third straight quarter, deepening efficiency woes that have characterized the economic expansion. The measure of employee output per hour decreased at a 0.5% annualized rate in the three months […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Puzzling Over Performance

June 21, 2016

Via: Industry Week

In a recent post, I examined the differences in productivity across small and large manufacturing firms and noted that there were differences across manufacturers in terms of size, but it is also clear from the literature that productivity differs across companies […]