What We’re Reading – December 2017

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up.

We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about.

BIM in Construction and Benefits to Manufacturing – Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine

The construction industry has suffered until recently from a technology bypass, looking instead to rely on centuries-old processes in order to manage business projects that are becoming increasingly more complex and demanding while also requiring a faster execution time. Read more.

6 Trends Transforming Manufacturing in the US – Business Insider

What are the major trends transforming manufacturing in the U.S? Conventional wisdom, as reflected in much of the U.S. news media, seems to view manufacturing as an unchanging or change-averse business sector notable for its grease-stained, blue collar workforce and outdated heavy equipment. Read more.

Workforce professionals suggest changes to bring more women into manufacturing – GSA Business

Women make up nearly 47% of the American workforce. But the percentage of women working in manufacturing is about 29%, according to a report from international consulting firm Deloitte. Manufacturing needs more women in leadership positions a panel of human resources professionals said during a panel discussion at the South-Tec Manufacturing Conference in Greenville. Read More.

Greenville Tech receives $32K to launch Advanced Manufacturing Academy for high school seniors – Upstate Business Journal

The Greenville Tech Foundation has received a $32,000 donation from Bosch Rexroth Corp. to create an Advanced Manufacturing Academy for high school seniors. The multiple course program is designed for students who are pursuing either technician or engineering education after high school, according to a press release. Read more.