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The Role of Smart Sensors in Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand

Sensors have played a role in manufacturing for years, but until recently they have been largely constrained by issues such as system noise, signal attenuation, and response dynamics. Today, integration of local computing power and the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed ordinary sensors into smart sensors, enabling them to carry out complex calculations on measured data locally within a sensor module.

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Topics: Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology, Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Solutiions, Manufacturing Information Systems, Internet of Things, IoT, digital transformation, Future of Manufacturing, sensors

4 California Inventors to Celebrate During National Inventors' Month

Posted by Ellen McKewen

The United Inventors Association of the USA, the Academy of Applied Science and Inventor’s Digest magazine declared the month of May to be National Inventors month in 1998 giving recognition to our nation’s creative innovators.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Innovation

5 Lean Strategies for Your Sales & Marketing Teams

Posted by Ellen McKewen

The business philosophy of lean manufacturing is all about optimizing a company’s workflow in order to maximize productivity. In the same way losing weight is all about exercising and cutting calorie intake, lean manufacturing focuses on reducing waste and  innovating the way your team works.

Now, since the lean system is geared more towards hardcore production, it’s important to note that the system truly has no bounds. It can be applied to both your sales and marketing efforts.

The only “catch” lies in how your company is structured and your team’s willingness to be empowered. A well-established, top-down leadership is crucial to rearrange the work patten to which your team is accustomed. Having a manager that is well-respected, energetic and eager to apply a lean approach to business is the perfect combination that will make employees less apprehensive and more interested.

In the spirit of lean production, these managers can facilitate brainstorming sessions that can lead to game-changing suggestions and solutions. The more open a discussion becomes, the wider the window of opportunity grows.

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Topics: Kaizen, Innovation, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Business Management

Three Key Manufacturing Trends in a Pivotal Year

Posted by Carrie Pittman

Originally written by Karen Lellock for NIST-MEP's Manufacturing Innovation Blog.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Innovation, Growth

2013 Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture

Posted by Carrie Pittman

By Lauralyn McDaniel, Industry Manager--Medical Manager, Innovation Watch, MicroManufacturing, Medical Manufacturing Innovations SME

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Topics: Manufacturing, Innovation

What's in Your Garage? [100K Garages]

Posted by Carrie Pittman

Written by: Stacey Wagner and originally published on NIST's Manufacturing Innovation Blog.

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Topics: Innovation

Growing Sales through Innovation

Posted by Carrie Pittman

Growth in the manufacturing sector will happen, especially for California manufacturers who prepare to grow, practice continuous improvement throughout the organization and most important, embrace innovation.

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Topics: Innovation, Growth

Use Innovation for Profitable Growth

Posted by Ellen McKewen

By Dr. Virginia Green, Manager, Innovation for Profitability & Growth

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Topics: Manufacturing, Innovation

Welcome to the Manufacturing Network Blog!

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Jul 11, 2012 9:05:00 AM

Hello everyone and welcome to the Manufacturing Network Blog - your manufacturing community resource center!

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Topics: Manufacturing, Energy, Innovation, Exporting, Growth, Defense