When you want to make sure your factory operations run as smoothly as possible, you have to first make sure you have the right people onboard.
A factory can be a dangerous place to work if companies and employees alike don't have a strong commitment to safety.
Pennsylvania is the last state in the entire Northeast that still has no minimum wage of its own, instead abiding by the federal level of just $7.25 per hour.
When manufacturing companies are working on improving their processes, there may be simultaneous information overload and an uncertainty about what data is going to be most effective.
One of the most important aspects of running a manufacturing business is the ability to make sure your employees - and operations as a whole - are able to keep up with the industry's modern demands.
When you're trying to get a little bit more out of your manufacturing operations, there's actually more good news than you may think.
The manufacturing industry has run into some hurdles in recent months as the U.S. trade war with China picks up steam and more tariffs are being levied on imports going either way across the Pacific.
With many states now at least considering raising their minimum wages to $15 per hour, those that aren't on the path to doing so are feeling increased pressure.
Competition in the manufacturing industry remains fierce these days, meaning it's not always easy to find good help.
Major cities across the country, from Seattle to New York and Boston, have instituted significant minimum-wage increases in recent years.
Just about every factory around the world has a number of unique safety issues for employees and supervisors to monitor and deal with on a daily basis.
When you're onboarding new manufacturing workers, you will often find that even if they have some training or certifications, the ins and outs of everyday factory work are a whole different animal.
Among the biggest hurdles many manufacturers are facing today - or will face within the next few years - is that their longest-tenured older workers are aging out of the industry.
If you run a manufacturing facility, safety should be your No. 1 priority, even ahead of efficiency.
Every business wants to work more efficiently so they can improve their bottom lines and get a better handle operations.
Many industries have made significant comebacks across the U.S. since the end of the recession, and one group of workers who seem to have benefited most from this swing is blue-collar workers.
With a relatively small but growing number of states across the country having already enacted a $15 minimum wage, it should come as little surprise that more such entities want to get in on the action.
Across the U.S., the manufacturing industry has made a big comeback over the past decade and much of its strength is expected to continue growing in the years ahead.
We’ve provided some advice to help attract prospective employees to your business, so your recruiting team can work smarter, not harder.
To keep things running at their best, you’ll need to make sure you are measuring and tracking inventory coming into and out of your warehouse.
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