Manufacturing Insights

Welcome to Manufacturing Insights, a blog dedicated to providing valuable information and insights into the dynamic world of manufacturing.

At the heart of every successful manufacturing venture lies the ability to make informed decisions. Manufacturing insights serve as the compass guiding us through business complexities. They offer us the vantage point to anticipate market shifts, optimize operations, and strategize for the future. 

 

The Tangible Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification 

The Tangible Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification 

Obtaining ISO 14001 certification involves several key steps. It starts with a gap analysis to identify current practices and areas for improvement, followed by the development and implementation of the EMS, which needs to be well-documented and communicated throughout the organization. ISO 14001 certification enhances a company’s marketability and competitiveness.

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The Maintenance Paradigm: Unlocking Capacity and Consistency

The Maintenance Paradigm: Unlocking Capacity and Consistency

Preventative (PM) and Predictive (PdM) maintenance can tell an organization about the current health of its equipment. This is done by keeping accurate records of maintenance actions and repairs over the equipment’s lifetime. Empower your team with the skills and knowledge to implement Lean methods and processes that generate zero waste while ensuring customer satisfaction.

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What Your Employees Wished You Knew – DiSC® Styles in Leadership

What Your Employees Wished You Knew – DiSC® Styles in Leadership

Understanding DiSC styles is not merely a checkbox on the path to effective leadership—it’s a fundamental cornerstone. Leaders who invest the time and effort to comprehend the diverse behavioral styles within their team unlock a wealth of benefits, from enhanced communication and team dynamics to increased productivity and engagement.

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A Guide to Being an Effective Trainer

A Guide to Being an Effective Trainer

Becoming an effective on-the-job trainer requires a combination of expertise, communication skills, patience, adaptability, and leadership qualities. By cultivating these attributes and approaches, trainers can make a lasting impact on the development and success of their trainees, ultimately contributing to the overall growth and effectiveness of the organization.

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Cold Weather Safety Mitigation

Cold Weather Safety Mitigation

For Workplace Safety Managers, it’s critical to underscore the potential risks associated with cold weather. With temperatures dropping below freezing (32°F) in many portions of the U.S., attention to safety protocols becomes imperative, particularly for workers exposed to cold environments. The manufacturing workplace is not immune to winter-related hazards such as slips, trips, and falls.

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Compensation Trends and Strategies in Manufacturing

Compensation Trends and Strategies in Manufacturing

For smaller manufacturers, the absence of internal compensation experts can pose challenges. This void often results in missed opportunities and potential pitfalls in navigating the complex regulatory landscape. Addressing common compensation regulatory challenges, particularly for small and mid-sized organizations, becomes imperative for ensuring compliance.

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A Guide to Being an Effective Trainer

A Guide to Being an Effective Trainer by Wendy Beltzner Sr. Director, Leadership Development and Training Strategy Manufacturers Resource Center In every workplace, the transfer of knowledge is critical for maintaining efficiency, fostering growth, and ensuring the...

Cold Weather Safety Mitigation

Cold Weather Safety Mitigation by William T. Paletski PE, CSP  Senior. Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant East Coast Risk Management As winter descends there are heightened safety considerations within manufacturing workplaces. This time of the year...

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