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Why You Need Reliable Suppliers in a Labor Shortage

It’s a given that in order to have a successful business, you need reliable suppliers. In 2021, more than 47 million workers in the US quit their jobs, so what happens when there is a labor shortage? This article will ...

3 Ways Nearshoring Can Help Increase Profits

The goals on the floor of the plant remain unchanged. A successful manufacturer must deliver a quality product at a competitive price and still meet hard deadlines. The challenge for many small and medium-sized manufacturers is remaining a viable option ...

Here’s How to Leverage Free Trade Agreements Between the US and Latin America

Supply chain disruptions due to COVID 19, the invasion of Ukraine, and geopolitical tensions between China and the United States (US) due to Taiwan have negatively affected companies' profitability. In addition, tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on certain Chinese ...

Pursuing Partnerships for a Smart Manufacturing Strategy

When you work in the manufacturing industry, having a manufacturing strategy is a key part of making the most of your work. This means having the best plan possible and enacting it in a way that maximizes yields and boosts ...

Supplier Diversity: The Importance of Creating Opportunities for Minority-Owned Businesses

Historically, minorities in the US and other parts of the western world have struggled to compete in competitive markets and industries. Today, around 18.7% of businesses in the US are minority-owned, which shows just how far the US has come ...

What Is Metrology and Why Is It So Important?

In the world of science and engineering, consistency is essential. This means consistency between parts, consistency between engineering methods, and most importantly, consistency of measurements. The scientific study of measurements and the uniformity of them is known as metrology and ...

Why Manufacturing Businesses Should Stick to Suppliers Based in the Americas

In the tide of globalization taking place across the last few decades, many companies prefer to opt for suppliers from around the world. After all, developing a supply chain is a strong means of building your company overseas. However, doing ...

The Value of Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry

Additive manufacturing is the process of making an object by building it one layer at a time. It is an alternative to subtractive manufacturing which creates objects by cutting pieces off of a solid block of material. The term covers ...

What Are the 3 Subfields of Metrology?

The Bureau of Weights and Measures defines metrology as “the science of measurement that embraces both theoretical and experimental determinations.” However, the discipline has transitioned over the years to incorporate practical applications. That is, metrology can now be used to ...

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