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How to Improve Production Efficiency in Manufacturing

Manufacturers, as in all businesses, are constantly seeking efficiencies that reduce costs while maintaining the production of quality goods. However, manufacturers have methods, such as production efficiency, to help achieve these goals. When done successfully, production efficiency creates higher revenues for the manufacturer.

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Kanban in Manufacturing: Main Uses & Benefits

Kanban in manufacturing originated in World War II where it was used in the manufacturing of Spitfires for the Royal Air Force in the UK. After the war, the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota looked at how supermarkets stocked only what they expected to sell at a given time. This led to improvements in manufacturing efficiency.


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Manufacturing Operations Management Explained

Manufacturers have to do more than produce a product, they also have to manage their operations. That’s why manufacturing operations management is so important—it keeps the lights on. Of course, there’s more to manufacturing operations management than that. What Is Manufacturing Operations Management?

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Manufacturing Engineer Job Description

Manufacturing depends on a supply of raw materials, labor and the proper functioning of machinery to turn those inputs into the outputs that customers want. Manufacturing engineering is what keeps those integrated systems operating. What Is Manufacturing Engineering? Learn more What Does a Manufacturing Engineer Do?

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Reshoring – The Future of Supply Chains

Speaker: Rosemary Coates - Board Member & Founder at Reshoring Institute, Best-selling Author, Host of the Frictionless Supply Chain podcast

Companies can lower the risk of disruptions by shortening the supply chain and moving manufacturing close to the points of sale to reduce the need for expensive and time-consuming transportation. Re-shoring is one solution that is gaining popularity as a result of pandemic-related issues.

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Process Manufacturing: Definition, Benefits and Examples

Certain manufacturers use a recipe to combine materials to deliver products. This is called process manufacturing and is a production method that’s common when producing in bulk. To better understand process manufacturing, let’s first define the term and explore the different types of process manufacturing.

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How to Calculate Total Manufacturing Cost

Manufacturing isn’t free. Being able to make accurate estimates of your manufacturing costs is critical to a company’s profitability and competitive advantage. Before work hits the production line, one must know how to calculate manufacturing cost. What Is Manufacturing Cost?