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Visibility, Structure Allow For Quicker Reaction, Improved Customer Service

February 28, 2014 1:46 pm | by Microsoft Dynamics | Videos

When Boa-Franc, a leading North American manufacturer of pre-finished hardwood floors, was looking to enhance its ERP and CRM software, it partnered with Edgewater Fullscope for help with Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM.

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Winning In The Complex Build-To-Order World of Auto Manufacturing

February 21, 2014 12:20 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Webinars

Automotive OEMs are introducing new models at a dizzying pace, with an increasing number of end-configurations. With heavy penalties for quality and on-time delivery issues, automotive suppliers and logistics partners must deliver zero-defect products on-time. How can they get the job done reliably and to the OEM’s built-to-order (BTO) specifications?

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Win The War For Top Manufacturing Talent

February 21, 2014 11:47 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Webinars

It's no secret that manufacturing companies are struggling to fill the gap for skilled workers. According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), manufacturing headcount is projected to increase by 49.1%! With thousands of positions out there, how will your organization find the best candidates for your jobs? How will you beat out your competition? How will top talent find your available positions? 

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ChampionNOW: Building Manufacturing’s Future

January 17, 2014 2:45 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Welcome back to Manufacturing Revival Radio! We are very excited to get 2014 rolling and are proud to kick it off with a fantastic organization that is working diligently to champion American Manufacturing. Joining for today’s episode is Terry Iverson, Founder of ChampionNOW.

National Robotics League: Impacting Manufacturing And Nationa Defense

January 17, 2014 2:39 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

On today’s show, we speak with two individuals who have their hands all over one our favorite topics. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Steven Tamasi and Maureen Carruthers and gaining an inside view of the National Robotics League (NRL).

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Marlin Steel: Why I Automate

January 15, 2014 11:23 am | by Robotic Industries Association | Videos

Watch and listen to Marlin Steel CEO/Owner Drew Greenblatt as he discusses how automation allowed him to transform his business.                                             

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: CES, A Solar Hybrid & Smart Socks

January 10, 2014 2:12 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss some big business problems, as well as some innovative technology from Ford and GM. We'll also talk to inbound marketing agency Guavabox about what manufacturers can do improve their online presence and take a look at a surprising use for RFID.

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Inside Hammond's Candy-Cane Factory

December 23, 2013 10:29 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Watch how Hammond's Candies has been handmaking candy canes for the last 93 years. They started as a small confectioner in Denver, and over the years, they've grown into a global candy-making company. It starts with 70 pounds of sugar cane and water in an open kettle, and goes through a pretty interesting process that isn't like many others you would see in manufacturing.

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Synthetic Turf Council: Community Wellness And Environmental Responsibility

December 17, 2013 10:17 am | Podcasts

Welcome back to Manufacturing Revival Radio! On today’s episode we are joined by Terrie Ward and Rick Doyle, Marketing & Education Director and President, respectively, of the Synthetic Turf Council. The Synthetic Turf Council is proudly celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2013.

Automotive Insights 3: 3D Printing Your Next Car

December 16, 2013 10:14 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

Today, we’re bringing you details on some of the newest and most advanced technologies that are making automotive production more exciting than ever. Each of the Big 3 automakers have invested heavily in their plants over the last few years, bringing more automation on to the plant floor.

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: 3D Printed Guns, Automotive Bankruptcies & Employing Vets

December 13, 2013 10:03 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, sponsored by Exact, we’ll discuss 3D printed guns and other disruptive technologies, as well as the Saab brand’s resurrection. We’ll also talk to Brad Holcomb of ISM on the latest strong manufacturing numbers, and see Honda’s fun new take on the airbag.

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Lean Version 2.0: Operational excellence graduates from the plant floor

December 12, 2013 11:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Webinars

As manufacturers look for ways to increase efficiency throughout the enterprise, approaches such as Lean manufacturing — often coined operational excellence — can be used in a much wider scope. What was once considered primarily an operational or plant floor strategy is now being implemented throughout the organization in helping to improve overall competitiveness.

Automotive Insights 2: Re-Shoring And The Southeast

December 9, 2013 10:27 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

In the second part of Automotive Insights, sponsored by Omni-ID, we’re talking how re-shoring and the Southeast’s rise is changing American automaking. Over the last few years, the automotive industry has seen more foreign manufacturers, like Toyota, Honda, and Volkswagen, establishing manufacturing operations here in the U.S. What has been game-changing for many is their decision of where in the U.S. to manufacture.

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The Future Of Manufacturing: Turning Your Paper Labeled Boxes Into Smart Containers With ProVIEW

December 3, 2013 10:53 am | Videos

Eliminate paper labels and cards on cycling containers, providing automated tracking and dynamic visual interaction with operators. You can turn your paper labeled racks and totes into smart containers with Omni-ID's ProVIEW system. "Visual Tagging" promises to be the first step change in cyclic process efficiency in decades. 

Automotive Insights 1: The Poster-Child Of American Manufacturing

December 2, 2013 11:21 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

In this inaugural episode of Automotive Insights, sponsored by Omni-ID, we're talking about the growing complexity within the American automotive landscape, from changes within the Big 3, to the revolution of battery-powered cars like the Tesla Model S, and the fact that an increasing amount of American-made cars are now emerging from the Southeastern states, like Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

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3D Printed Car Could Be On The Road Soon

November 22, 2013 10:18 am | by NBC News | Videos

Canadian engineers are on the verge of creating a car with more than 60 percent of parts made on a 3D printer. They tried to make the vehicle as small as possible, and as low to the ground as they could, for an aerodynamic advantage. Its electric powertrain can be recharged in about six hours from a regular wall socket.

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Win Big by Maximizing Your Supply Chain

November 19, 2013 2:00 pm | Webinars

As products are rapidly changing in today’s high-tech world, the need to have revision control for product data in one place is more critical than ever. Not just to ensure that internal teams are fully aware of the latest changes, but to ensure that critical suppliers, who may be on the outside of the four walls, are also immediately aware of what changes may impact them.

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Michael Kerwin: The Future of Training May Be Vocational Education

November 19, 2013 10:00 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

On today’s episode we speak with Michael Kerwin, President of NTMA Training Centers of Southern California, who provides a look into the important role that vocational education will play in the future of training America’s workforce.

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Marc Braun: How Logistics Automation Is Changing Manufacturing

November 11, 2013 4:22 pm | Podcasts

On today’s episode we are joined by Marc Braun, President of PCdata Inc, for a fascinating discussion where we take a look at the effect logistics automation is having on today’s manufacturers.

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Together For Manufacturing: A New Approach

October 17, 2013 11:37 am | Podcasts

On today’s episode we speak with two manufacturing insiders who provide a direct line on current happenings within the industry. We welcome to the show Karin Lindner and Sylvie Schoch, founder and owner of Karico Performance Solutions and C.E.O. at In-Progress srl, respectively.

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