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What We’re Reading – September 2018

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. Today’s Manufacturing...
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Commitment to Communication

Lean improvement principles are rooted in clear, consistent communication Communication within an organization is rarely supported by key performance indicators (KPIs) or even identified as a best practice. Yet communication frequently drives all that is good (or bad) in operations. Ongoing, transparent communication is the critical component of many lean principles in particular — pull...
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Striving for Perfect Quality

Zero defects should be the goal for every manufacturer Even minor quality problems can alienate customers, drive up production costs — scrapped product, reworked product, warranty and replacement costs — and erode profits. Yet severe quality problems can do more damage by tarnishing a company’s reputation and jeopardizing its market position. For example, just as...
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What We’re Reading – August 2018

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. Not your...
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Taming Labor Turnover

Developing, engaging, and retaining a skilled workforce Manufacturers have long complained that they can’t find skilled workers to keep their plants humming. Yet they’re also having trouble holding on to skilled staff. The annual separation/labor turnover rate for U.S. manufacturers in 2017 — quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations — was 30.4 percent(1).  How...
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Creating Production Capacity

Three techniques to mine untapped potential in manufacturing operations Many manufacturers are profiting from robust growth, with U.S. manufacturing gross output rising from $5.5 trillion in 2008 to more than $6 trillion in 2017(1).  Yet for other manufacturers, rapid growth leads to increased frustration as they struggle to cost-effectively meet new demand. In fact, when...
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What We’re Reading – July 2018

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. South Carolina’s...
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Flipping the script on safety

Safety+Health Article Feature

In the July 2018 issue of Safety+Health, the Official Magazine of the NSC Congress & Expo, Phil McIntyre, Managing Director for Performance Solutions, was featured in the Workplace Solutions column. Experts from the safety equipment manufacturers and service providers answer “from the field” questions. In this Q&A article, we discuss leveraging safety and health operations....
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Milliken & Company Announces Leadership Transition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2018 SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Milliken & Company’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Halsey M. Cook Jr. as president and CEO effective September 1, 2018. J. Harold Chandler will return to his role as chair of the board of directors. “The board of directors is confident...
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Performance Solutions Named Among Best Production Operations Consultants by ALM Intelligence

ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Production Operations consulting providers. We are pleased to have been named among the top 10 leading firms in the consulting industry. “ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients....
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