Posted By: Michael S. on November 7, 2018 in Manufacturer
Something I hear nearly every time I visit one of our manufacturing insureds is how hard it is for manufacturers to find new talent. When I ask the reason that they are looking for people, they usually respond with one of three answers: we are growing, we have a lot of people retiring, and people are leaving.
Posted By: Michael S. on October 25, 2018 in Manufacturer
As a manufacturing business owner, you manage operational issues, equipment, customers, suppliers, and your workforce—and each one is important to the overall success of your business. One of those key items is staffing and evaluating your workforce to ensure you have the quality staffing you need to be successful in your manufacturing business.
Posted By: Michael S. on October 10, 2018 in Manufacturer
When you hear the word hybrid, many things may come to mind. You might think about cars that have a combination of electric and combustion engines to propel them or plants that have been genetically modified to grow in adverse conditions or achieve higher yields. Regardless of what comes to mind, the term hybrid refers to the combination of two or more unlike things.
Posted By: Michael S. on September 26, 2018 in Manufacturer
For many manufacturing companies, technology seems to help with improvements in a variety of areas, including quality, on-time delivery, reduction in part costs, and much more. However, technology can only get you so far. If you do not embrace lean manufacturing practices, you will never reap the full benefits of the technology or systems you are implementing. In short, lean manufacturing is as relevant today as it was when it first came into manufacturing.

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