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Woman in Quality Control

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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Workforce Management Drawing

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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Enabling Engagement and Commitment through Recognition

I have the great privilege of being a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. It allows me to spend time with my children while supporting the program they enjoy. I recently spent a week at our local Cub Scout Day Camp as the STEAM instructor. The youth experienced all manner of activities from popsicle...
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What We’re Reading – June 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. The Perfect...
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Q&A: Involved to Engaged. An Employee-Centric Approach to Improving Safety

In our recent webinar “Involved to Engaged. An Employee-Centric Approach to Improving Safety”, hosted in partnership with EHS Today, we discussed why organizations must address people and culture long before applying new tools. We had great participation during the Q&A and we wanted to share that conversation with you! Speakers Phil McIntyre, Managing Director, Business...
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What We’re Reading – May 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. Where U.S....
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