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EE = EBITDA

EE = EBITDA

Transforming Human Capital into Financial Capital. Guest post by Polaris MEP Partner and award-winning author, Jeff Deckman. EE = EBITDA is an obscure but interesting formula that, once I came to understand it, I realized uncovers an exciting new source of increased...

Cobots Level the Playing Field

Cobots Level the Playing Field

This article originally appeared on Industry Today. Guest blog post by Buckley Brinkman, the Executive Director/CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP). Reluctance to Employ Cobots Driven by 4 Common Misconceptions It has been nearly six...

Infographic: What Cobots Can Do for Your Business

Infographic: What Cobots Can Do for Your Business

Manufacturing industries as varied as automotive, electronics, chemical products and food already use collaborative robots (cobots) for tasks such as assembly, loading and packaging. The partnership between humans and cobots is an important one that combines tasks and...

Women in Manufacturing on the Rise

Women in Manufacturing on the Rise

Women in manufacturing isn’t a new trend. Since World War II’s Rosie the Riveter, the figure most recognized as representing the women who worked in factories during World War II, women have worked in the manufacturing industry. While their roles are on the rise,...

Six Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2019

Six Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2019

From IoT to secure data networks to robots and drones, 2019 manufacturing industry trends are focused on technological growth. Here’s what the industry experts expect to flourish this year. 1. Increased Focus on Cybersecurity In 2018, achieving compliance with DFARS...

Is Your Business Ready to Ride the “Silver Tsunami”?

Is Your Business Ready to Ride the “Silver Tsunami”?

Industry experts have described the quickly approaching retirement of baby boomers as the Silver Tsunami. Reports indicate the manufacturing sector could lose up to 40% of its skilled employees by 2024 (Industry Week, 2018). Eighty percent of companies acknowledge...

LinkedIn – You Get What You Give

LinkedIn – You Get What You Give

By Luann Edwards, Global Social Media Consultant and Founder, Socially Professional Not seeing much value in LinkedIn for your manufacturing organization? It could be that you’re not putting enough into LinkedIn. Social media platforms empower the user, meaning that...

Cybersecurity Starts with Your Employees

Cybersecurity Starts with Your Employees

by Pat Toth, NIST MEP Cybersecurity Program Manager This article originally appeared on the NIST Manufacturing Innovation blog. We’re all familiar with Smokey the Bear and the “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires” slogan. In 2015, Smokey got an update and the new “Receive...

It’s MFGDay, Week & Month in Rhode Island

It’s MFGDay, Week & Month in Rhode Island

Check out and register for 1 or more of the tours, job fairs or other events below to celebrate Rhode Island Manufacturing in October! Rhode Island College – Langevin Center for Design, Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing is the future!...

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