Do you have some innovative ideas for new products but don’t know how to make them a reality? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many people have amazing business ideas but don’t know where to start. This blog post will discuss 5 ways to make your product ideas a reality. How do you turn innovative ideas into new products? Continue reading How Do You Turn Innovative Ideas Into New Products?
Any given organization has different departments; however, the asset-intensive ones have a particular department in common — the maintenance department. What are the responsibilities of maintenance manager? Continue reading What are the Responsibilities of Maintenance Manager?
There are three core process flows within your company: your cash cycle, your manufacturing (or fulfillment) cycle, and some have a design cycle. What is the difference between these important cycles? And what are the 3 core process flows within your organization all about?
Tracking operational metrics is an excellent place to start to keep watch on how your business is running! What gets measured, gets managed; but, what should you measure? There are many operational metrics that you should be measuring to enhance operations and keep your business working. Read on to find out what operational metrics are uses to run a business?
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As a manufacturer, you likely have to deal with large investments and the high costs of production, which is also referred to as the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ), that often represent one of the biggest issues in the industry. If that is the case, finding new, smart ways to save money in an effort to increase your profit margin might be your number one priority. How can manufacturing companies reduce costs? Continue reading How Can Manufacturing Companies Reduce Costs?
It took a while, but large-scale manufacturing in the United States is in the midst of a resurgence. There are still issues with productivity and technology, among others, that hamper companies. A few important tweaks can turn things around. Here is how large-scale manufacturers can increase efficiency. Continue reading How Large-Scale Manufacturers Can Increase Efficiency
Innovation means being willing to look at what you’re doing from a fresh perspective or to think outside the box. Innovation fuels improvement: improved products and features, improved methods, and improved knowledge. What is the history of innovation? Continue reading What is the History of Innovation in the U.S.?
Some companies have used lean with great success, yet many companies still don’t use lean principles, aren’t aware of what lean is, and don’t want to get involved with it. What are the common misconceptions about lean? Continue reading What Are Common Misconceptions About Lean?