Sometimes, our vision of how a business is supposed to work changes by necessity.Read More
AS9100, the internationally adopted Quality Management System (QMS) for the aerospace industry, has been updated. These changes are intended to reflect the needs of an evolving marketplace and stay aligned with ISO 9001, which was updated in 2015. All organizations that are currently certified will need to transition to the new AS9100 rev d by September, 2018.Read More
Topics: Aerospace and Defense
Small manufacturers feature a different set of considerations from their larger counterparts. These are small businesses that are privately owned and operated, typically featuring a small number of employees.Read More
Topics: Supply Chain
According to the most recent report from the Institute for Supply Management, the manufacturing sector is doing quite well, along with the general U.S. economy.
The industry’s health indicator, the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), rose to a healthy 54.7 percent in December – an increase of 1.5 percent in November. More importantly, for the 91st consecutive month, the overall economy grew, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.Read More
Answering the question of what kind of changes your manufacturing operation could best benefit by is a bit like asking to know the future.
That’s because the best answer to the question would take into account a number of future factors, including:
- What could happen in your target market
- What’s going on in your industry
- How your manufacturing business best works to achieve net profit
Productivity metrics allow management to understand precisely what’s happening throughout a manufacturing operation.
What areas need improvement and who should be rewarded for exceeding standards can be determined with the right metrics, which allow managers to intelligently guide their team forward.
What should be measured in manufacturing? Here are seven general areas with associated key performance indicators …Read More
Topics: Business Management
In business, it’s often said that your biggest asset is your people.
But how do employees factor into manufacturing?
In the manufacturing arena, your employees may very well be more valuable than ever. Technology and automation may have phased out some people-filled roles, but those that remain have more responsibilities than ever.Read More