Advanced Technologies

Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and autonomous technology—long far-fetched notions—are here, and they’re already being embedded into our daily lives. This is a preview of what’s to come—the good, the worrisome and the bizarre. Across the globe, humans are...

Quantum Computing

We live in an era where manufacturing and computer technology breakthroughs are paving the way for major changes in the way people travel from place to place. For self-driving autonomous cars to communicate with the “Smart Cities” of tomorrow, quantum computing is a...

Manufacturing Trends in the US.

To help fill the skilled labor gap, Frito-Lay partners with Georgia academy to create an industrial maintenance program. It seems high-tech jobs get all the glamour! After all, convention wisdom will have us believe “high tech” means a fatter paycheck. But there are...

Manufacturing in America today

by Ed Eisbrenner In its ongoing study of the market, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Foundation sees many signs for optimism. MAPI notes strength from aerospace, capital goods, and chemicals bolsters U.S. manufacturing as a whole,...

Periodic Job Observations (PJO)

Job observations enhance quality, promote continuous improvement. To ensure quality and promote quality, world class manufacturing companies conduct daily PJO’s.  Team leaders and supervisors – both with an Operator Instruction Sheet, (OIS), in hand – observe an...

Ergonomics in the Workplace: Setting Labor Standards

Anytime you decide to evaluate improving assembly line productivity – starting with a review of the ergonomics of the work-stations is the always best way to start. Attending to the ergonomics of your work-stations makes analyzing, developing and implementing normal...

Confidence in knowing your Work standards are Fair

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. Developing these skills in your employees...