The Single Point of Failure in Supply Chain – Baby Formula!

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There are over 3.5 million births in the United States every year. That is a lot of babies who need baby formula.

With such a large number of births you would expect that there would be a steady, well established industry supporting the supply of all needs for new mothers, babies and their families.

Yet in mid 2022 there is a shortage of baby formula. This certainly is completely unacceptable. So how is that possible?

Apparently there is a single point of failure in the baby formula Supply Chain!

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Innovations in Retaining Rings!

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Retaining rings, also known as snap rings, are small circular fasteners used to securely hold components onto shafts or in housings. They are commonly used in industrial applications, such as automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing industries.

Over the years, innovations in retaining rings have had a significant impact on the supply chain, improving efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing reliability.

In this blog post, we will explore some of the latest innovations in retaining rings and their impact on the supply chain.

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The Factory Relocation Guide!

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Are you considering or undergoing a factory relocation?

Anyone who has done it knows that it’s no easy task, and anyone who’s thought about it probably knows that it’s daunting to even consider. After all, these are just a few of the factors to take into account when relocating:

  • Finding the right facility
  • Breaking down, moving, and re-installing machinery and equipment
  • Minimizing downtime
  • Penetrating a new market and customer base
  • Personnel changes

Despite those challenges, the benefits of relocating your factory can be numerous and far-reaching. In fact, many of those perceived hurdles offer benefits, when done properly and approached with the right mindset.

In this piece, we’ll expound on the benefits of relocating your factory, as well as ways to make it easier once you start the process.

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7 Tips for Effective Power Plant Asset Management!

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There are power plant asset management issues that, if not properly prepared for, can cost your business an arm and a leg. That’s the reason why strategizing for the management of your power plant’s assets is crucial to prevent problems like unplanned outages.

Fortunately, there are software services that offer solutions to issues in managing power plant assets.

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5 Ways to Boost CNC Machining Productivity!

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Computer Numerical Control, or CNC Machining, is a valuable process for many manufacturing industries. It can help make products with increased quality and consistency while also allowing more opportunities to save labor costs.

If you are looking for ways to boost the productivity from CNC machining, here are five valuable tips:

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Benefits of Renting a Forklift!

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Many small businesses don’t have the capital available to buy new equipment, but they also might not know that they can rent most of what they need at a fraction of the cost.

For example, forklift rental at Modern Forklift can be a cost-effective way to expand your business without tying up a lot of money in a depreciating asset such as a new forklift. In addition to being more cost-effective, here are the other benefits of renting a forklift instead of buying one.

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Automation in the Food Industry!

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A shortage of qualified workers makes the idea of adding robots and automation to the factory line an attractive option for companies large and small.

Amid the “Great Resignation” that has forced companies across industries to scramble to maintain staffing levels, members of the food industry need to take a closer look at automation in the food industry. Doing so can help them avoid errors and boost safety while reducing operating costs.

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10 Tips to Improve Industrial and Manufacturing Employee Safety!

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Employee safety is an integral part of any job. No worker wants to put their life at risk at work each day.

Industrial and manufacturing jobs are some of the most dangerous professions in the world. However, there are several ways that companies, as well as employees, can reduce the risks of injuries.

Here are ten tips that help increase industrial and manufacturing safety for employees.

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Tips for Optimizing Time and Cost in Sheet Metal Fabrication for Electronics!

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The production of electronic devices relies heavily on sheet metal fabrication because it provides the parts and enclosures needed to house and safeguard delicate electronic circuitry. Time and cost optimization in sheet metal fabrication is becoming more and more crucial for manufacturers as the market for electronic devices grows.

Faster production cycles are made possible by efficient fabrication processes, which also help to reduce costs and enhance the overall quality of the final product.

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Preventive vs Predictive Maintenance – Which is Better? (Infographic)

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For most manufacturing operations, there are two fundamentally different approaches to maintenance: preventive vs predictive maintenance.

Most manufacturing and warehouse operations default to preventive maintenance, but a more tailor-made approach comes from predictive maintenance.

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The Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure!

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The Electric Vehicle market will continue to expand around the world for decades to come. But one of the limitations with Electric Vehicles is their range of distance on a single charge.

In order to facilitate the growth of Electric Vehicle purchase and use there needs to be a dramatic expansion of the Electric Vehicle charging station infrastructure.

It won’t be enough to just charge your vehicle at home. There will need to be an expansive network of charging stations and options across any and every country.

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Preparing Your Company for Industry 4.0!

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Industry 4.0 is a hot trend that is continually helping to increase efficiencies in manufacturing and many manufacturing companies are actively looking for ways to adopt it in their own operations.

The potential gains for any production operation are significant, but there are also some requirements to be observed before attempting to implement Industry 4.0 practices in a manufacturing facility.

If you want to ensure that you will be able to take advantage of Industry 4.0 trends with minimal hassle, there are a few things you should do in preparing your company for Industry 4.0.

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How Technology is Transforming the Food and Beverage Industry!

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A recent report shared by Oracle reveals that about 76 percent of restaurant owners say that using robots for food quality checking is appealing, according to an article on Brookings. Technology has had a significant impact on every aspect of our lives, from how we communicate to how we drive, including the food and beverage industry.

And now tech innovations are changing how food is grown, processed, and bought. However, to enjoy the benefits technology offers, the food sector should use it appropriately.

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Automation ROI, Tools and Productivity!

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Automation has many benefits including Automation ROI. Among the advantages are these: It frees up employees from performing manual or repetitive tasks and allows them to focus on tasks that require more thinking and analysis. It increases productivity and the quality of products. It speeds up the time to do the job, facilitating business growth.  

Are there drawbacks to automation? Yes, of course, the main one being financial. Automation and robotic equipment and the software required to run them are pricey.

However, investing in automation results in a payback after a certain amount of time has passed, and this occurs at the point at which increased productivity and sale revenue outweigh the combined capital and labor costs.  

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Best Ways to Optimize Factory Floor Operations!

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Factory floor operations are diverse and vary hugely in size. Most factories have unique outputs that take an idea, make it, and get it out to consumers. It is on the factory floor where several operations take place to ensure the efficient production of goods. 

Many people work on the factory floor, and there are many steps on any given production line; this being so, a high level of efficiency is needed in order to ensure that the production line runs smoothly. Managers are always looking for ways to optimize operations, prevent delays, and ensure their staff are well trained. 

This blog will give those in charge of factory floor operations some tips to maximize their workflow, help reduce waste, and improve efficiency. 

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