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Six Sigma Not Just for Big Companies

Many people in small and medium-sized manufacturing companies believe that process improvement projects using Six Sigma techniques are for big companies ... read more >

Manufacturing Activity Slows

Several recent surveys have indicated that manufacturing activity in the U.S. has begun to slow. For the first time since 2009, the Institute for Supply ... read more >

Apply Six Sigma to Process Improvement

Every organization has work processes that are inefficient and frustratingly cumbersome. It seems every Chief Financial Officer or Operations Manager can ... read more >

Manufacturing Alert: European Union REACh Regulations Continue to Advance

If your organization manufactures or imports chemicals of any kind into the European Union (EU), then you are probably already aware of REACh. This far-reaching ... read more >

Will March Madness Impact Employee Productivity?

Well, it’s that time of the year again. The NCAA college basketball tournament or March Madness begins this week and many organizations expect a ... read more >

As the Economy Improves: Keep Your Eye on the Ball

According to most economic forecasters, the economy will gradually improve through 2012 and into 2013. This improvement may materialize at varying speeds ... read more >

Taking the Pulse of the Industry: Schneider Downs Manufacturing Survey Results

Increased competition, rising costs of raw materials and a shortage of quality workers are the top concerns of manufacturers, according to the findings ... read more >

Latest Manufacturing Data Released from First Research

The latest statistics for the first three quarters of 2011 have been released by First Research. First Research is one of the leading sources of manufacturing ... read more >

Export Warning: U.S. manufacturers' parts found in Iraq IEDs

CBS News has reported that The U.S. Department of Justice is warning U.S. manufacturers to be on alert for foreign-based customers who may not be who they ... read more >

Assessing Your Supply Chain Risk

Do you know which element of your supply chain has the greatest risk of failure? Richard McKenna shares insights for analyzing supply chain risks.... read more >