Factory production lines know the right jig or fixture speeds production, which increases productivity. But that’s just the beginning. Well-designed tools are more ergonomic, offering both increased worker safety and productivity, as well as cost savings.
Traditional machining produces heavy, costly, multi-piece tools that become an even greater liability as repetitive motion injuries erode line productivity with worker disability. Redesign means even more protracted timelines for machined parts.
Eleven years ago, John Kramer was the second-generation owner and CEO of Cambridge Engineering, which built industrial and retail HVAC systems. He’d risen through the sales ranks at his father’s company to the rank of president, but...
Parts management directly impacts the financial return on your fleet. The most effective means of making parts cheaper is not in fact to start buying cheaper parts, but to bring operational efficiency to the purchase and use of these parts. Want to learn the best parts procurement practices and find out how you can actually save more than 100% on parts costs?
The United States is delaying some restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease the blow on Huawei smartphone owners and smaller U.S. telecoms providers that rely on its networking equipment.
America’s workforce is aging. In fact, according to AARP, nearly half of new jobs in the U.S. last year were filled by workers 55 years or older. Largely due to ongoing labor shortages, this disproportionately small demographic picked up more than 1.4 million of the 2.9 million new jobs in 2018. Many of which are in the growth sector of warehousing and distribution centers.
The time was a few decades ago when Toyota and its Japanese auto-making brethren would add a huge new assembly plant in some state and then cross their fingers to count its two U.S. senators as an additional pair of dependable political allies in the foreign carmakers’ fight against American import quotas.