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Robotics for Materials Transport Inside Manufacturing Facilities: Part 2

In our previous blog on in-house robotic transportation, we took a close look at how quickly manufacturers are implementing automation and how they’re applying it to pallet handling. Here in part two, we’ll look beyond pallets at moving raw materials and finished products within manufacturing plants and how it can benefit manufacturers who invest in…
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Robotics for Materials Transport Inside Manufacturing Facilities: Part 1

Is your manufacturing facility set up to meet demand for your products, or are you consistently experiencing production delays? Could you streamline the way you move materials through your facility, avoiding injury risks along the way? Are you happy with the quality of goods you produce, or are you worried competitors are far ahead as…
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7 Countries Paving the Way for Renewable Energy

It seems like all over the world, people are waking up to the dangers of climate change and the importance of taking advantage of renewable resources and sustainable energy. But some countries are doing a little bit of a better job leading the way in this area. These countries are providing a great example for…
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Making Your Space Work For You

Over the past few years we have seen many industries grow like never before. This is great, but as business flourishes one common problem comes up again and again – space. Any thriving operation is going to run into this issue at one point or another. But before you start to think about relocating or…
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Manufacturing Around the Globe: Where the U.S. Ranks

Americans have always thought of the U.S. as one of the predominant countries when it comes to world manufacturing. But those who have followed more recent manufacturing industry news have probably realized that China has a very impressive manufacturing system itself. In the current global industrial services market, where does U.S. manufacturing rank on the…
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Tesla Pauses Model 3 Production to Improve Manufacturing Processes

In March 2016, Tesla started taking preorders for the Model 3 sedan; interested customers had to deposit $1,000 to reserve their vehicles. With over 400,000 orders on the books, Tesla CEO Elon Musk set a production target of 5,000 cars per week by the end of 2017. Having fallen behind that quota and still lagging four…
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5 Ways to Improve Your Safety Management Program

Safety management is extremely important when it comes to running your business, especially in the manufacturing industry where heavy machinery creates an added level of risk. A solid safety management policy is crucial to protecting your employees and your business from liability. Here are five measures to take to improve the quality of your safety…
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Reshoring: Benefits of Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.

While offshoring was a major manufacturing trend in the last few decades, a new one is taking its place at a surprising rate: reshoring. When companies reshore manufacturing jobs, whether through investing in new facilities in the United States or by moving more of their processes to existing stateside facilities, they can achieve a variety…
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March Fed: Regional Manufacturing Numbers Show Continued Industry Growth

Looking back on March manufacturing trends, the industry was growing nationally, just at a slower rate. For those interested in the nation’s smaller geographic regions, however, that trend did — and also did not — hold true. See what changed and what those changes could mean for manufacturers nationwide and in the five federal districts…
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Pros and Cons of Lean Manufacturing

For some time, many companies have been singing the praises of lean manufacturing, either as a standard lean production practice, or as lean six sigma, a combination of lean manufacturing principles and six sigma principles. But should you be implementing lean manufacturing in your organization? What are the pros and cons? What Is Lean Manufacturing?…
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