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In The Spotlight


Where Do You Turn for the Big Stuff, When You’re Busy Fighting Fires?

A board of advisors can provide mentorship, accountability and support for leaders who might otherwise go it alone.


Top Stories

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“Digital lean” is the next evolution of the lean methodology. And for the first time in manufacturing history, AI gives manufacturers a way to capture data on manual assembly at scale.

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Fed: Industrial Production Now Beats Pre-Pandemic Levels

Growth would have been stronger, the Fed said, had it not been for Hurricane Ida and sustained supply challenges.


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Metalformers Face Raw Material Price Hikes and Labor Shortages

A majority of Precision Metalforming Association member companies have reported increasing lead times for 8 months running now.


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2021 IW Best Plants Winner: Brose Tuscaloosa's Drive for Innovation

Brose Tuscaloosa finds success—and peak production capacity—by building culture as it builds robots.


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Featuring sessions dedicated to leadership & talent management strategies, The M&T Conference is purposefully designed to help manufacturing executives and leaders improve their operational efficiency, achieve greater quality, and thrive in an industry that demands constant change.

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Can We Rename the ‘8 Wastes’ Already?

The negative connotations counter what lean stands for and inhibit progress.



Is There Really a Purchasing Silo, and Does It Limit Organizational Competitiveness?


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Attend this webinar to hear what manufacturers can learn from the gaming sector – like techniques for using powerful collaboration technologies and augmented reality systems - and how to use these lessons to supercharge digital efforts.

Editor's Choice

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Your Employees Can and Should Build a Business Case for New Ideas

When managers teach and coach their employees how to solve problems and present solutions, they do themselves and their employees a favor.


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What Role Will Big Data Analytics and AI Play in the Future of Lean Manufacturing?

Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership's Larry Fast says manufacturing is on the cusp of a new age. "We’ll all be wise to sign up and help make it happen."


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