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The Benefit of Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

Posted on December 12th, 2018
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By nature, the manufacturing industry works to maintain a tightly run organization. Floor managers know what can and should be accomplished in a shift based on the orders and product lines needed to run. Included in this is knowing when and how frequently a line can run, who can keep it running and how to prevent unexpected downtime to the best of everyone’s ability. How long and effectively a component will continue to run remains a question when it comes to keeping things on track, leaving maintenance of components an unknown. Over the years, the industry has tried several approaches from reactive maintenance, which promotes a “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” mentality to preventative maintenance that applies service at pre-determined intervals based on known failure rates. Reactive Maintenance Works until it no longer works Potential for unknown durations…

Manufacturing Reshoring Trends Are a Hot Topic in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted on November 15th, 2018
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Reshoring, the concept of bringing manufacturing and services previously transferred overseas back to the U.S., continues to be a hot-button, and sometimes knee-jerk issue, for the manufacturing industry. Trade tensions and posturing around tariffs continue to place a spotlight on the initiative, but alongside these elements lie a growing sentiment that reshoring is not as easy or cut-and-dried as when summed up for a media soundbite. While some companies are reconsidering prior offshore moves amid rising labor costs in Asia, there is more to the reshoring effect than meets the eye. Looking at the positives, reshoring can be an agreeable way to balance budgets, boost employment, introduce better jobs and attract a new generation of workers to the manufacturing industry. It’s also a feel-good story to tell during elections. Yet reshoring is not holding to levels previously seen in 2016….