Manufacturing News and Trends

18-minute ritual that can actually help you get more done each day

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You arrive at work with a list of things you want to accomplish that day and by the time the clock strikes five, that list is mostly untouched. [Read more...]

Boost productivity by cutting these 3 tasks from your day-to-day

There’s plenty of advice out there on what you should do to make yourself or your workers more productive while on the job. [Read more...]

Handle doing more with less: 4 no-cost productivity boosters

Doing more with less is the way of the business world these days and because of that, boosting productivity has become a standing item at the top of every leader’s to-do list. [Read more...]

Feeling stuck on a project? 4 keys to start moving things forward

What’s one of the newest skills many managers are starting to see added to their job description? “Must be an accomplished juggler.” [Read more...]

Taking the stress out of project deadlines: 4 must-have tips

Just the word “deadlines” can be enough to make some of us break out into a cold sweat. It can conjure up images of late nights and seemingly bottomless mugs of coffee. [Read more...]

Bizarre, productivity-boosting trend starting to gain steam

Want to find a way to boost your employees’ productivity and improve their quality of work at the same time? Tell ’em to take a nap on the job.
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Speed up workers without sacrificing quality in the process: 3 steps

Sometimes it can seem like speed and quality are like oil and water – try as you might to put them together, they just won’t mix. [Read more...]

Recruiting nightmare: Get more from the staff you already have

Heads up: Manufacturers across the country are still feeling the hiring pinch thanks to a shortage of high-quality candidates and an abundance of open positions. [Read more...]

Study: Staff productivity leading factor for staying competitive

Pop quiz: What’s the most important factor for being successful in manufacturing? [Read more...]

3 incentives that kill productivity, quality

Some incentive programs get exactly what you want out of employees. Others get exactly the opposite.

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