There's plenty of coverage and chatter on IoT trends, being replaced by robots, and legacy equipment vs. digital manufacturing in our industry. That's a good thing because technology becomes more integrated with every aspect of our lives each day.Read More »
A common misstep among less-seasoned manufacturers is overleveraging themselves on new equipment in the well-intentioned effort to increase capacity. As veteran shop owners know, investing in new equipment can actually be a risky move and be a hindrance to your goals if administered incorrectly.Read More »
During the time you have spent in the industry, have you been able to deliver over $10 Million in cost savings? How about spearheading an entirely new global distribution model? Were you an integral component of a startup’s growth? It’s okay if you weren’t.Read More »
I know how it is. Just this week I was clamoring on about how there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. Maybe you’re short staffed. Or perhaps you took on too much work and are juggling production times. Whatever the reason, we’ve all wished for more hours to complete all of our tasks.Read More »
When people ask me what industry I work in, they’re usually surprised to learn that it’s manufacturing. Why? I’m a New York City native who never learned any sort of manufacturing skills. I went to school for publishing and print, and then received a job at a marketing agency. But then I found myself at THOMASNET, a company steeped in manufacturing and supply chain history.
And it’s here, writing for all of you every week, where I discovered something — manufacturing is incredibly cool.Read More »
Steve Jobs famously told Fortune “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have.” Jobs believed that throwing money at a problem should not be the answer. Creativity and genuine genius should win out. And whether you’re a pharmaceutical and software company with a large budget for research and development or a custom manufacturer with considerably less, a budget is still a budget.
So here are a few tips to help you spearhead innovation without blowing your R&D budget.Read More »
To infinity and beyond!
That was the mantra for everyone who grew up watching a bunch of ragtag toys explore a foreign world. The battle cry for the children who wanted to grow up and be astronauts. And over the last couple of years, the U.S. seems to be reinvesting in the same exploratory wonder we had when we landed on the moon.Read More »
Medicine has come a long way from where it started. We have cured crippling diseases, eradicated plagues, and extended our average lifespan by decades. Pharmaceuticals are owed a lot for the medical breakthroughs that grant us these miracles, from development to distribution.
But in the 21st century, we have the ability to meld science and technology to open up a new world of disease prevention. Just over the last couple of months promising developments have broken through. So let’s take a look at the medicine of the future.Read More »