Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation

Revitalizing the U.S. Green Manufacturing Sector

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Manufacturing Jobs on September 8, 2014

The U.S. is working to revitalize its green manufacturing sector with rapidly growing renewable energy and clean technology investments, such as solar and wind manufacturing. [More]

3D Printing Challenges: Who’s to Blame?

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation on August 12, 2014

Tipped to reshape manufacturing in the U.S., 3D printing remains a powerful topic among manufacturers. On an industrial scale, design engineers only need a CAD software package to design prototypes that can be sent to a 3D printer to manufacture. The 3D printer then uses an additive process by building up layers of raw material to create the product. Easy as-can-be.  However, 3D printing is n... [More]

Top Manufacturing Industry Stories in June 2014

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Inventory Management | Operations Improvement/Management | Project Management | Supply Chain Management | Manufacturing Jobs on July 1, 2014

Here’s a list of five manufacturing stories from around the web that we have enjoyed reading in June. Have a manufacturing story to share? Join Sikich’s Manufacturing & Logistics LinkedIn group and let us know! [More]

The United Nations & BSR Provide an Approach to Sustainability in Global Supply Chains

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Inventory Management | Operations Improvement/Management | Project Management | Supply Chain Management on June 30, 2014

The U.N. Global Compact and the BSR recently released the world’s first guide on traceability. The report highlights the importance of traceability for sustainability purposes in today’s global supply chains and identifies solutions to the multifaceted challenges in tracing raw materials. [More]

One Step at a Time: Building Up Manufacturing in America

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Manufacturing Jobs on June 27, 2014

Following the announcement of the nation’s designated manufacturing communities; President Barack Obama announced more federal government actions to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in the U.S. manufacturing industry. [More]

3 Manufacturing Lessons from the World Cup

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management on June 23, 2014

As we are in the midst of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, take advantage of a rare opportunity: What can your manufacturing firm learn from the World Cup? [More]

Supply Chain Nightmares: Product Recalls

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Cost Management | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Inventory Management | Operations Improvement/Management | Project Management | Supply Chain Management on June 17, 2014

Every day manufacturers get hit with product recalls, and it can be expensive, embarrassing and even fatal. Recalls begin with manufacturers’ lack of visibility throughout their tiers of suppliers. It is critical for manufacturers to know every step in a product’s lifecycle because it will be easier to determine when and where a failure occurred. [More]

What Can Manufacturers Do to Sustain Growth?

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics AX | ERP Software | Manufacturing & Distribution | Cost Management | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Inventory Management | Operations Improvement/Management | Tech Tips on June 13, 2014

Most manufacturers fall short of achieving growth due to inadequate considerations of opportunities within their current customers, lack the infrastructure and software that supports increased success, and do not have the skilled workforce to drive production forward. Therefore, we have provided a few tips for today’s manufacturers to sustain growth in 2014. [More]

From Sea to Shining Sea: America’s Manufacturing Communities

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Manufacturing Jobs on June 6, 2014

The Obama Administration launched the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership to build momentum in American manufacturing and develop long-term economic development strategies that strengthen America’s competitive edge. On May 28, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the first 12 communities that will be designated Manufacturing Communities. [More]

Top Manufacturing Industry Stories in May 2014

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends on June 3, 2014

Here’s a list of five manufacturing stories from around the web that we have enjoyed reading in May. Have a manufacturing story to share? Join Sikich’s Manufacturing & Logistics LinkedIn group and let us know! [More]

Manufacturers Embracing the American-Made Movement

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics AX | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Manufacturing Jobs on June 2, 2014

The U.S. is experiencing a manufacturing resurgence; therefore, more manufacturers are producing, using and exporting “Made in U.S.A.” goods. [More]

Does U.S. Manufacturing Have an Image Problem?

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics AX | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Manufacturing Jobs on May 21, 2014

Today’s modern manufacturing factories bear little resemblance to traditional factories. They use 3D visualization tools, mine big data with analytics, and automate assembly with robotics. However, manufacturers need to get people through their doors, so they can show that modern factories are clean, safe and high-tech [More]

Click Print: Innovators Leading the Way in 3D Printing

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends on May 19, 2014

3D printers were invented by Chuck Hull in 1983, but have recently gained popularity. Hull believes 3D printing will be a $4.5 billion business by the end of the decade. Therefore, who is paving the way for 3D printing? Here’s our list of the growing number of labs and organizations embracing 3D printing technology. [More]

Rapid Manufacturing Revolutionizing Product Design

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics NAV & NAV-X | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends on May 16, 2014

In the future, with the growth of rapid manufacturing processes, there is great potential to combine materials and create a seamless design in between materials. Likewise, manufacturers will have to address intellectual property and product liability problems if customers become deeply involved in the design process. [More]

Where Do Manufacturers Generate Value from Big Data?

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management on May 14, 2014

Today’s emerging technologies are capable of organizing previously trapped big data and providing value to manufacturers. Consequently, unlocking the value of data has become a ‘must have’ for manufacturers, and they’re using big data to improve performance initiatives. We have analyzed three ways manufacturers are generating value from big data. [More]



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