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Manufacturing Pain Points

Manufacturing Pain Points

When I meet with Rhode Island companies, one of the questions I ask is: “What are your biggest pain points right now?” Inevitably the top two manufacturing pain points are workforce and supply chain. (I asked that question of Kevin Fuoroli of Herrick & White, seen...

Day by Day by Manufacturing Day

Day by Day by Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing is dead last among career choices for Americans between ages 18 and 24. That's what a report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute shows. Is it any wonder that despite US manufacturing activity hitting a 37-year high this past spring, half a...

7 Shipping and Receiving Challenges (and 1 Proven Solution)

7 Shipping and Receiving Challenges (and 1 Proven Solution)

There are a number of common challenges in the Shipping and Receiving areas of a manufacturing company. Often there is not a lot of focus by manufacturers to improve those areas, which are actually critical to the companies’ operations and to high level customer...

Marketing’s Role in Recruiting: Pulling in Qualified Talent

Marketing’s Role in Recruiting: Pulling in Qualified Talent

By Polaris MEP Partner Matt Cheetham, TribalVision Now more than ever, human resource departments are struggling to attract and retain qualified talent. As the economy begins to open back up, employers need to start thinking about filling their pipelines and building...