Monday, January 30, 2012
"The Manufacturing Reinvestment Account would allow companies to establish a manufacturing reinvestment account of up to $500,000 that is taxed at a low 15% rate and must be used to purchase equipment and facilities or for job training," according to two members of the House Manufacturing Caucus. Click here for article.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Experts agree that U.S. manufacturing should show modest growth in 2012. Manufacturing expanded for the 29th consecutive month according to the Institute of Supply Management on January 3, 2012. Jobs in manufacturing continue to require higher skill levels and provide higher wages, although there are fewer of them. Click here for article.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Industry experts claim that mobile apps hold significant potential for processes on the production floor. Material flow analysis is one area that could be impacted, i.e. connecting scheduling information with parts location. Click here for more.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Ralph Keller, the president of the AME Institute and former president of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, suggests that blaming people for mistakes instead of looking closer at the processes that may have resulted in unwanted variations works against continuous improvement for manufacturers. Click to follow link.