This is an original article from Cre8tive Technology and Design.
“I can’t find people!"
This is without a doubt a common challenge for companies today. Challenges do not go away on their own. As leaders we must develop strategies to use available tools and resources to overcome the challenges. In most key areas of business there are strategic plans. The activities are planned, monitored, and managed to ensure the best results and minimize business impacts.
On the heels of the global pandemic comes yet another challenge for manufacturers to face: The coming of the “smart factory”. The factory that requires you to upskill your workers just to stay afloat and will leave you and your employees behind if you don’t start planning now. Right now.
At IMEC, we’re all about solutions. And with the invasion of COVID-19 early last year, the world had to scramble to find them. Businesses were shutting down at an alarming rate, affecting supply chains and OEMs locally, nationally, globally. Companies had to quickly find alternatives to keep the wheels turning. For IMEC, that remained especially true here in Illinois.
By law, employers must ensure employees whose job directly affects the safe transportation of HazMat are trained and tested to comply with US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Written by Celia Paulsen, NIST MEP Cybersecurity Services Specialist.
Words are hard. English is hard. How we manage to communicate anything is nigh a miracle.
Sometimes I wish I was Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain or any of the other great authors who seem to be able to effortlessly describe a character or a scenario so that the reader can envision perfectly what they mean.
This is an original article from JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the manufacturing industry hard, and apprenticeship may be one strategy toward a stable recovery.
As the novel coronavirus spread across the country and around the world, many manufacturers had to cut back operations and lay employees off. These moves contributed to the overwhelming surge in new claims for unemployment benefits, which had surpassed 40 million in just ten weeks as of May 23, 2021.
Smart Manufacturing is the manufacturing of the future, and, at its core, works to save time, money, and resources. One valuable tool in the move toward Smart or Smart(er) Manufacturing is the implementation of a manufacturing execution system. A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is an automated system that utilizes real-time data to assist you in measuring how your production equates with financial performance.