Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

October 23, 2017 Courtesy of Business Facilities Magazine By the BF Staff From the September/October 2017 Issue New technologies and business models have the heavy/discrete manufacturing industry on the verge of an innovative new period that promises greater productivity and the potential for lower costs, according to a recent report prepared by GE. Supply chain … Continue reading Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

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Over the next decade nearly 3 1/2 Million manufacturing jobs need to be filled

Courtesy of Deloitte.com CEOs and manufacturing executives around the world identify talent-driven innovation as the number one determinant of competitiveness. Yet, manufacturing executives report a significant gap in their ability to find talent with required skills. More troubling ... the skills gap is expected to grow substantially over the next decade. What impact could the … Continue reading Over the next decade nearly 3 1/2 Million manufacturing jobs need to be filled

This Company Hired Its First Robo-Worker for $30,000–and Never Looked Back

By David Whitford Courtesy of Inc. Magazine   Creating Revolutions, which is based in Miami, makes a spill-proof tabletop pager for the hospitality industry, but the product was plagued by a double-digit failure rate due to human assembly errors, says chief innovation officer Einar Rosenberg. So he brought in a Universal Robots model UR3 collaborative … Continue reading This Company Hired Its First Robo-Worker for $30,000–and Never Looked Back

Women earning more through training in manufacturing jobs

By Ernest Hooper Courtesy of Tampa Bay Times Without aid of glasses, contact lenses or Lasik surgery, Hiroko Kato has clearer vision — when it comes to her career. Kato is working in the local manufacturing industry, a prospect she struggled to reach until she took a special course offered in a partnership between the … Continue reading Women earning more through training in manufacturing jobs

As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

By Dan Sewell and Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press writers - Aug 15, 2017 Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a … Continue reading As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs