Numbers show why US will regain lead in manufacturing

The USA is poised to be a manufacturing leader again. US companies are now selling more US-made goods than ever before. Does this sound far-fetched? Hardly. There  are a lot of good reasons for the rebound of US manufacturing-the many techniques that have revolutionized material handling and logistics-both key to the success of any manufacturing … Read moreNumbers show why US will regain lead in manufacturing

Study examines supply chain management tactics for the new era

Supply chain management-more than just faster-to-be-cheaper Managing a supply chain is key to the survival of all businesses large and small. The bigger the business, the more critical it gets because profit margins depend on fast turnaround without damage or flaws. Success depends on many factors-it isn’t enough to just go faster and pay bottom … Read moreStudy examines supply chain management tactics for the new era

Why forklift operator certification is a must

  Getting your forklift certification isn’t an arduous task. It typically consists of a cyber-course, a written exam and a hands-on forklift test. The entire program can be administered at your workplace if your facility has an OSHA-certified instructor on site. Once your certification is established, it can usually be renewed by re-taking the hands-on … Read moreWhy forklift operator certification is a must

Air compressors-what they do and what kind you need

Why do you need an air compressor? If you already know the answer to that question, then what kind do you need? Air compressors come in many shapes and sizes and they are designed for different things. This report will help you choose the right one. There are regular home air compressors and then there … Read moreAir compressors-what they do and what kind you need

Two minute changeovers? Now they are possible-see how

Nothing kills production rates like a changeover. The line stops. The changes are made. The tests have to be done. Even if everything works correctly when the line re-starts, you’ve lost that time forever.  It would be nice to be able to stockpile product and avoid changeovers that way, but it’s a fat chance if … Read moreTwo minute changeovers? Now they are possible-see how

Toyota positions itself as leading material handling supplier in Russia

Despite the ongoing tensions in Eastern Europe, the logistics industry in Russia is poised for growth. Evidence is apparent with the emergence of CeMAT Russia, a logistics trade show scheduled for October that already has 168 participants lined up who hail from 15 different countries. Nearly 5,000 visitors are expected to view the numerous exhibitions … Read moreToyota positions itself as leading material handling supplier in Russia

What if you have an accident at work? Attorneys offer you advice

Attorneys at the New Jersey-based firm Kaplan and Kaplan say no accident should go unreported, nor should you wait to report an accident you have at work. The law firm’s website says many people are afraid to “make waves” in their work place by reporting accidents. Kaplan and Kaplan has operated for 50 years and … Read moreWhat if you have an accident at work? Attorneys offer you advice

How to get youth interested in manufacturing jobs

  Manufacturing built the United States of America. The rise of the nation is synonymous with the industrial revolution. So why are manufacturers having such a tough time getting American youth interested in working manufacturing, and what is being done to address this problem? Manufacturing Day is an event and a project aimed at fixing … Read moreHow to get youth interested in manufacturing jobs

Military logistics-how material handling saves lives in combat

Army logistics: Material handling on a higher level Many material handlers face challenges that can make the workday feel like a battle. You have to wrap pallets to prevent collapse, and you to negotiate obstacles carefully and quickly as you move your load across the warehouse floor-tasks the average person can’t understand if they’ve never … Read moreMilitary logistics-how material handling saves lives in combat

Why wet-dry shop vacs are perfect in any facility

No matter how many new home gadgets and tools come to market, there are few that are as useful as the good-old shop vac. There’s no reason why every business shouldn’t have at least one shop vac on hand as well. They are inexpensive, and once one is available for use, those who use it … Read moreWhy wet-dry shop vacs are perfect in any facility