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Published: 11/19/2010

Cloud Computing in Manufacturing
Cloud computing has potential to be game-changing technology in manufacturing for everyone from small shops to extremely large manufacturing plants.

Published: 11/19/2010

Four Steps to Better Equipment Effectiveness
Lean manufacturing typically gets the spotlight as the path to profit, but before you can have a lean operation, you need to get your processes under control.

Published: 10/19/2010

From Job Shop Chaos To Lean Order
Classic lean manufacturing principles are practically taken as gospel, but benefits can be elusive for manufacturers that produce a variety of parts in low volumes. This shop took a different approach to lean—one aided by software that helped ...

Published: 10/15/2010

Try Tweeting for a Tool?
Here is how Twitter will serve the metalworking industry.

Published: 9/22/2010

Using Energy Efficiently Can Boost Profitability
As energy costs increase, making efficient use of kilowatts is more important than ever.

Published: 8/2/2010

Find Your Speed Outside of Machining
This short-lead-time mold shop achieves its most significant time savings by looking outside the machining cycle. However, one of those elements outside the cycle—palletized setup—ultimately led to cycle time savings via five-axis machin...

Published: 7/15/2010

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Published: 7/15/2010

Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves
Outsourcing maintenance to a third-party specialist can be a cost-effective way to realize higher overall equipment efficiency and better process control.

Published: 6/2/2010

To Find New Employees, Look to the Current Ones
For a leading lean manufacturer in the Northeast, offering incentives to current employees has proven to be the most effective route to finding quality new hires.

Published: 5/18/2010

Outsource Regionally Instead of Nationally
The logic of “offshoring” often makes more sense when there is no shore involved. Considerable savings can result from sending work to different regions of the USA.