Perfecting Inspection Operations

A major supply chain solutions company performs printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. The solder connections on the PCB are inspected with a Vitrox vision...

Middle Management is the Problem and the Solution

There’s an old saying in the Restaurant Industry that the most important person in the business isn’t the Chef, or the Line Cooks, or...

Reshoring Success

In 2018 the number of companies reporting new reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) was at the highest level in history, up 38 percent...

Cross-Border Moves: In the Face of Uncertainty

For OEMs that rely on the Maquiladora industry in Mexico, such as the automotive, electronics and medical device industries, the threat of increased tariffs...

How to Prepare Your Manufacturing Business for an OFCCP Audit

For manufacturers that contract with the government, failing an OFCCP audit could risk your relationship with local and federal government agencies and result in...

Why Manufacturers Need Actionable Business Strategies

“Strategy” has been a term bandied about by many an agency and consultant for years. It has lost its luster with some small-to-mid sized...

5 Ways to Cut Filter Costs for Air Filtration Equipment

If you’re engaged in welding, cutting, grinding or other dust-producing processes, air filtration is essential. But are you spending more than you should to...

The Benefits of In-House Machining

When manufacturing environmental equipment like pumps, samplers, and other measuring equipment, manufacturers frequently outsource the machining of their products’ individual parts. Machining equipment is...

6 Industrial Tech Trends We’re Likely to See in 2019

1. Making Industrial Systems More Secure Against Cyberattacks The managers at manufacturing facilities know even a few minutes of downtime could result in thousands of...

Solar Solutions

Every manufacturer should go solar in 2018. That may sound like a bold, overly broad statement to the average manufacturing business owner, and it’s...