Tag: Manufacturers

Process, Production

Formic Launches First-Ever Hot-Swap No-Risk Robot Solution To Drive Manufacturing Automation

December 7, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, today announced the introduction of Formic FlexTM – a unique service offering that recognizes the shifting needs and changing requirements that manufacturers face. Formic FlexTM enables manufacturers to subscribe to robotic […]


Why Manufacturers Need To Invest In A Marketing Agency

May 10, 2021

Via: Industry Today

If you think you don’t need digital marketing because you’re in the manufacturing industry, you may want to rethink that. Nowadays, digital marketing strategies are becoming more and more crucial for the long-term success of manufacturers whose objective is to […]


The House is Moving Ahead with Its Big Infrastructure Investment Package

June 17, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

After years of all talk and no action, Congress finally got to work on Wednesday on a $500 billion investment package to rebuild America’s bridges, roads, transit systems, and railways. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a markup of […]

Design & Planning, Process

Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing: Are Top Companies as Active as They Could Be?

September 13, 2018

Via: Aberdeen

The most cutting-edge technologies in the world of analytics and business intelligence (BI) — things like predictive analytics, machine learning, and IoT analytics — all have critical use cases in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing industry. We constantly hear about the sophisticated […]

Design & Planning, Logistics, Process

Why Manufacturers Should Have MOM/MES

September 12, 2018

Via: Aberdeen

Manufacturers today are under significant pressure to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. Over half of manufacturers (55%) say that too many operational inefficiencies (e.g., waste, delays, false starts, rework) are a burden on their organization. Forty-five percent of manufacturers […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

A Guide to Hiring Veterans to Fill the Manufacturing Skills Gap

August 23, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

On the surface, the manufacturing industry’s “good news, bad news” scenario appears to lean toward the good. The 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index projects the U.S. will be the most competitive manufacturing economy in the world, currently being held by […]

Process, R & D

Who is #1?: Measuring Manufacturing Value Added per Employee Across the Nation

August 17, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

I’ve been on a long-term quest to convince folks that productivity is important and not just something economists are concerned about. I’ve written about productivity a couple of times over the years, so when an MEP center director recently asked me […]

Design & Planning, Process

Blogging for Manufacturers: 5 Reasons You Need a Company Blog

August 10, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Blogging might be an important marketing strategy for other industries, but for manufacturers, it’s not that relevant… right? Wrong. Every industry should be blogging, even – or especially –ones not always considered glamorous like manufacturing. Blogging is an excellent way […]

Design & Planning, Process

Four More Marketing Action Items for Manufacturers

May 24, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Are you frustrated with the number of leads in your pipeline? Are you unsatisfied with the lack of brand awareness for your organization? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you have opportunities to leverage your marketing efforts. […]

Process, Quality Control

7 Tips to Reduce Energy Costs

May 18, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Energy costs can be significant expenses for manufacturers of all shapes and sizes. Your processes may require vast amounts of energy to keep production moving—heating, cooling, lighting and more. Scaling back your energy expenses can improve your bottom line and […]

Process, R & D

Cybersecurity: Protecting Manufacturing Technology and Innovation

April 17, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Recently a segment on my favorite morning news program stopped me in my tracks. The young and attractive hosts (why are they always so young and attractive?) were demonstrating new appliances including a smart refrigerator. The fridge was equipped with […]

Process, R & D

Collaborative Robotics Enabling Manufacturing Workforce and Productivity Growth

March 23, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

In early 2016, the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) published ISO Technical Specification (TS) 15066, which outlines safety requirements for collaborative robots. The American National Standards Institute, ANSI, adopted ISO/TS 15066 later that year as ANSI/RIA Technical Report R15.606 (RIA […]

Process, R & D

Ignoring Cybersecurity is Risky Business

November 18, 2016

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

They say opposites attract. While my husband and I have many important things in common, we are complete opposites in one area. He’s a “risk taker,” and me … well, not so much. Rather than being labeled as “risk adverse,” […]

Production, Regulations

From Makers to Manufacturers

July 18, 2016

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

In the past six weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to see making and additive manufacturing from multiple perspectives. In Niskayuna, NY, it was about companies, universities and the State advancing technology and building businesses and ecosystems based on additive manufacturing. […]

Process, R & D

Enlightening Enterprise 3D Printing

July 11, 2016

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Enterprise 3D printing is ascending the Slope of Enlightenment. Gartner1 placed it there on its Hype Cycle curve in 2013 and it has been marching toward the Plateau of Productivity annually. That’s quite a journey since 2012 when it was […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Commercial Space Exploration—A Next Frontier for Manufacturers?

June 29, 2016

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Recently there have been several public launch successes of re-usable space vehicles by SpaceX and Blue Origin, which prompted me to question what is the future of space activity and travel and what opportunity, if any, does this potentially have […]

Process, R & D

Manufacturing in 2016: One Quarter Down, Three to Go

June 24, 2016

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Working here at MEP, I get incredible opportunities to interact with manufacturers from all around the nation. From plastics and chemicals to electronics and machinery, it’s simply marvelous to see all of the incredible things that manufacturers produce, and hear […]

Process, R & D

Five Technological Applications Impacting Manufacturing Innovation

May 26, 2016

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

A manufacturer can be innovative in various ways beyond the use of technology. Innovation can include the utilization of new business models, the development of new processes and services, and the enhancement of existing products too. Technology does support and […]

Process, R & D

Learning and Benchmarking Other Manufacturers Growth Successes

May 11, 2016

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Manufacturers are often faced with growth-related challenges, such as how to respond to industry consolidation, how to increase valuation and adapt to explosive growth. With this as a framework, a subset of NIST MEP Centers discussed and analyzed the results […]