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10 Manufacturing Blogs and Podcasts to Follow

Posted by Steven Brand on Mar 26, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Want to stay in the know when it comes to the manufacturing world? A wealth of information is just a mobile device away. There are countless manufacturing blogs to subscribe to and, while it was difficult, we narrowed it down to five. If you’re less of a reader and prefer listening to a podcast while you hit the gym or commute to work, we’ve provided five of our favorite podcasts too.

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Topics: Manufacturing Tips, Manufacturing Resources

10 Effective Cost-Saving Tips for Manufacturers

Posted by Steven Brand on Feb 20, 2019 10:07:29 AM

When it comes to cost-saving techniques, many manufacturers instinctively look toward making cuts; this could mean anything from laying off employees to pulling back on new technology. However, these methods can bring down morale and quash innovation, which allows competitors to get ahead.

Good news: there are other ways to save money that won’t hurt business—and can actually help it thrive.

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Topics: Manufacturing Solutiions, Manufacturing Resources

16 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2019

Posted by Steven Brand on Feb 7, 2019 9:05:00 AM

 Conferences are a great way for you and your team to network with others, demo exciting new technologies, learn about topics that interest you, and gain valuable insights from industry experts. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of events happening in 2019! Here are 16 conferences happening in California and around the country that you can attend.

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Topics: networking, Manufacturing Resources, manufacturing conferences

Get the Updated Guide to Human Resources [eBook]

Posted by Steven Brand on Jan 29, 2019 10:18:31 AM

In today’s workplace, the importance of human resources cannot be stressed enough. While advancements in manufacturing technology may be stealing headlines, issues involving HR—recruitment, harassment, diversity training, and more—also need to also be top of mind. Consider this:

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Topics: Human Resources, Manufacturing Resources, HR

Top 5 Topics of 2018—Plus 5 Honorable Mentions

Posted by Steven Brand on Dec 21, 2018 10:20:00 AM

As the year draws to a close, we always like to take a look back on the events and people that made a difference in manufacturing throughout the past 12 months. We celebrate successes (Manufacturing Day 2018 was the biggest yet) and look at ways to overcome challenges, whether it’s maintaining growth or competing more effectively overseas. We also like to take a look at what interested you, our readers, the most on our blog.

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Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, Human Resources, robotics, tribal knowledge, Workplace Harassment, job descriptions, virtual reality, sensors, Manufacturing Resources

Resources Available to Help Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

Posted by Steven Brand on Nov 7, 2018 9:52:54 AM

Help is out there, you just need to know where to look. Each year, billions in funding for research and development and workforce initiatives is available for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in order to help them get off the ground or aid in expansion efforts. Here are eight organizations that can help your business flourish in today’s competitive manufacturing environment.

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Topics: Manufacturing Resources, Government Support, Government Funding