Using the Cost of Quality to Guide Manufacturing Improvements

Delivering high-quality products and experiences for your customers is usually the top priority for manufacturers.  But how can you improve your operations to deliver better ...

Read More

Bridging the Skills Gap: The Importance of Workforce Development

Small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are under constant pressure to address tomorrow’s challenges today. To keep up and stay ahead of their competition, they need to ensure ...

Read More

How Small Manufacturers Can Develop Risk Management Strategies for Supply Chains

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light a stark reality about current supply chains. As Nissan Motor Co.’s Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta points out, “The just-in-time model ...

Read More

Is Your Manufacturing Website ADA Compliant?

As the world becomes ever more virtual and commerce is tailored for the Internet, it’s important that your manufacturing website be accessible by everyone, including individuals ...

Read More

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Learn more about manufacturing trends from the California Manufacturing Blog. Subscribe now for the latest updates.

2021 Made in California Gift Guide

Did you know that small businesses generate $68 of local economic return for every $100 spent with them? That’s a huge impact in your community and can make a tremendous ...

Read More

Top OSHA Safety Issues for Manufacturers: Proper Lockout/Tagout

By the 1960s, 14,000 workers died every year—or about 38 each day—and more than 2.2 million workers were not able to work from injuries and illnesses. In 2018, the Bureau of Labor ...

Read More

How to Make an HACCP Plan to Prevent Safety Hazards and Recalls

If your food manufacturing plant has to issue a product recall, many people might take to social media to vent their frustrations, resulting in a public backlash that can damage ...

Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

There has been a 24% increase in the number of data breaches caused by malicious attacks since 2014. As cybercriminals continue to sharpen their hacking capabilities, it’s ...

Read More

Can Manufacturing Robotics Increase Employee Safety?

Utilizing robots in manufacturing facilities has been a much-debated topic of increasing importance over the last decade. As robotics continue to be incorporated in the ...

Read More

Top 5 Uses for Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense Industries

Additive manufacturing can be used in countless industries and applications, ranging from making small-scale prototypes to producing refined rocket engines. If you’re still on the ...

Read More

How to Implement a Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeships have a proven track record of producing strong results for both employers and workers. Apprenticeship programs offer access to hundreds of occupations, in ...

Read More