Month: November 2019

Guest Blog: Sustainability Trends for Manufacturing

As EPA rules change and sustainability becomes a bigger topic, manufacturing practices are changing. Much of that change is driven by governmental regulations, companies themselves, and end users. Also, a new generation of employees want to work for companies that are socially and environmentally responsible.   Before I go into what manufacturing can do to …

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Guest Blog: Cyber Security for Manufacturers

  At a high-level, what is cybersecurity, and why should manufacturers care? Are there benefits to utilizing an active versus passive protection system for manufacturers?  Cybersecurity is about protecting your industrial computer systems from unauthorized access, preventing theft, damage, or manipulation of those systems.   Unfortunately, industrial control networks were designed decades ago, before cyber …

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Guest Blog: How to Create Positive Relationships with Your Suppliers

  W. Edwards Deming once said, “End the practice of awarding business on the basis of a price tag. Instead, minimize total cost. Move toward a single supplier for any one item, on a long-term relationship of loyalty and trust.” These are some of the wisest words I have heard regarding suppliers in a manufacturing …

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