How to keep employees safe during COVID-19

Top tips for navigating the new normal in manufacturing

How can manufacturers stay open and fully productive – while keeping employees safe at work – in the face of COVID-19? The challenge is unprecedented in modern industrial history as, for the first time, demand, supply, and workforce availability are all impacted simultaneously.1 Even with millions out of work due to the pandemic, that last factor, the […]

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PPE vending machine keep employees safe at work

PPE vending machines keep employees safe at work

According to Fortune Insights, the market for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) vending machines is projected to reach $3.68 billion by 20271 – and the challenge of COVID-19 is only one reason. Even prior to the pandemic, OHSA (the Occupational Health and Safety Administration) was reporting the entry of serious new injuries into its “Top 10 […]

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Four steps to better food safety (and better food processing profits)

Food recalls are up dramatically, with a four-fold increase in just the last few years. This situation not only threatens public health, it also undermines the financial health of affected corporations. The average food recall in the U.S. costs food processors $10 million in direct costs, while long-term financial impacts can be even greater, due […]

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The past, present & future of the integrated supply chain revolution

Since the introduction of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) in the 1980s, it has rapidly evolved into a way to control costs, improve process and strengthen the vendor and customer relationship. Given the impact that effective integration can have on the bottom line, and the rate at which the processes and technologies behind it are changing, […]

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3D printing: New dimensions in profitability and sustainability

The recent excitement around consumer-grade 3D printers may make it seem like there is a hot new tech fad emerging. In fact, 3D printing began in the 1980s, and has been heating up in the manufacturing space for some time. It currently represents a six-billion-dollar industry – one that is set to grow exponentially. The […]

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