Year after year, the manufacturing industry finds itself on the cutting edge of technology, and 2016 is no exception. The research team at Frost & Sullivan uncovered the Top 50 Emerging Technologies expected to transform the world and, not surprisingly, many of them will impact manufacturers and supply chain professionals.Read More »
Millennials in the manufacturing and supply chain industries are garnering a lot of attention, not to mention a lot of headlines. From how milliennials search for jobs to their growing influence on the supply chain, millennials get people talking.
However, we wanted to talk about the generation that will follow the millennials — Generation Z. Members of this generation are still in classes, developing their interests, and laying the foundations for their futures many of which will be in STEM fields.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 »
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 »
Efficiency and safety are two vital considerations when moving materials within a warehouse or manufacturing facility.
Overhead crane and gantry systems can improve the manufacturing process, saving time and avoiding potential accidents.Read More »
Whether you like it or not, millennials are coming into the supply chain and are beginning to be the employees in charge of purchasing. Millennial purchasing habits still present a challenge, but UPS recently released the Industrial Buyer Survey giving insight to the habits of the "buyers of the future.”Read More »
Happy first week of December! This weekend kicks off the holidays with Hanukkah beginning on Sunday night and marks the final countdown of shopping days left before Christmas.
If you still need some last-minute gift ideas, we’ve done the research for you and have come up with this definitive shopping list full of STEM-inspired gifts for curious kids. And in the spirit of the holidays, we’ve decided to make things even easier by segmenting the list according to each STEM interest and age group (we’re marketers —persona targeting is what we do).Read More »
It’s that time of year again — family comes together, entertainment is in abundance, and food is shared.
And speaking of food, the newest Food Manufacturing Industry Report lists the eight U.S. states that have the highest added value to the food manufacturing industry. So we took a look at the United States Department of Agriculture State Export Data for what exactly we can be thankful for. The results for each state are below.Read More »