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3 Often-Missed Health Checks in the Workplace

November 5, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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workplace-health-safetyPrime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Emily Roberts discusses how businesses can overcome the challenges of employee safety.

Health and safety on the job site is absolutely essential. Ensuring that proper health and safety procedures are in place is about much more than just meeting legal requirements, it is about ensuring that employees have access to safe working conditions and showing that you as an employer take their health and wellbeing seriously. It is also not enough to simply hand out hard hats and other articles of safety, there are a number of other important checks that should be carried out in order to guarantee the safety of your employees.

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The Latest Hack for the Manufacturing Skills Gap

September 21, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Analytics and Technology, Manufacturing

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Much has been made in recent years about manufacturers struggling to find enough qualified employees to fuel their organizations. The rise of automation has squeezed out simpler job tasks and shifted the labor need to more cutting-edge competencies that machines and artificial intelligence simply cannot yet perform without human alliance. The latest strategy companies are employing to fill in this gap is using augmented reality to help teach employees the advanced skills modern manufacturing is clamoring for.  

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Looming Freight Capacity Concerns and Rising Rates

August 24, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Neal Willis of ReTrans Freight, discusses upcoming freight limitations and price increases.

Summer’s window of vacations and time off are coming to an end and before we know it the holiday season will be upon us all the while freight shipments will continue to ramp up. Freight rates are poised to rise and the capacity situation will undoubtedly drive freight rates higher for shippers. Experts and analysts are warning shippers about the rising costs of freight rates and advising shippers to align 2018 for the pending crunch. Some brokerage heavy, large 3PLs have already fell victim to higher purchased transportation costs and their profits have taken a hit as a result.

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Technology Trends Driving The Future of Manufacturing

June 6, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, tech enthusiast and freelance writer, Heather Redding, discusses the technologies changing the face of manufacturing.

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What to Do When Your Engineering Resources are Limited

May 21, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Manufacturing, Procurement

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When a company’s engineering department is being stretched to its limits, this can have a debilitating effect on the organization. For one, this constrains the number of projects that can be in full-process at any given time. This in turn stifles production and innovation, which can weaken a company’s bottom line and decrease its competitive advantage.

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Sourcing Strategies for a Volatile Metals Market

May 17, 2017 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Strategic Sourcing, Manufacturing, Procurement

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At the recent Spring 2017 Prime Advantage Conference, Lisa Reisman of MetalMiner gave a Metals Outlook presentation on how procurement should approach the metals market and all of its fluidity. Reisman contends that most forecasters are notoriously inaccurate and that metal production and consumption numbers are largely useless to metal buying organizations. These numbers aren’t very actionable and fail to correlate to the timing of purchases. The chances of hitting a bullseye when prophesying based off of these figures is extremely small.

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Overcoming the Top Challenges Facing Manufacturing Today

May 3, 2017 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Manufacturing, Industry News, Procurement

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At the Prime Advantage Spring 2017 Conference, manufacturing professionals came together during the Business Roundtable and Benchmarking Sessions to discuss the biggest issues they’re currently dealing with and teased out solutions for tackling them. Members realize that they’re not alone in the challenges they encounter in their day-to-day activities and that through shared intelligence and experiences, there isn’t a single problem that couldn’t be solved together.

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The Benefits of Renting vs. Buying Material Handling Equipment

April 20, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Tim Neroni, President and Managing Partner at KMH Systems, Inc., discusses what to consider when deciding whether to rent or purchase material handling equipment.

Material handling equipment is an absolute necessity for modern businesses to stay competitive and increase worker productivity. Forklifts come in many varieties and have a range of capabilities and prices, but their fundamental purpose is to allow workers to move inventory quickly and efficiently.

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3D Printing and its Disruptive Abilities

March 14, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Manufacturing, Industry News

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Matthew Murray of Notable discusses the impact 3D modeling may exert on the manufacturing industry.

The term “disruptive” simply means “to change the normal way of doing something, interrupt the normal progress of something, or to turn order into disorder.” So what makes a process or an invention disruptive?

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