How Can Companies Stay Innovative Post-Recession?

Posted in Financial Management on September 28, 2012

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There’s a “new normal” for manufacturers and distributors running a business post-recession, according to an article on Manufacturing.net. They’re adapting by focusing on becoming leaner and improving operational structure and processes. By investing in new technology and resources, companies are boosting productivity and are optimistic about their business forecasts.

How Can You Make Environmental Regulations Work For You?

Posted in Operations Improvement on September 27, 2012

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Sustainable business is about more than just the materials you choose. Manufacturers need to be thinking about their processes and equipment, too. An article on Electronic Design’s website says manufacturers should manage the various complex environmental, sustainable and ethical regulations by creating a database of materials used in products that they can more easily monitor for any issues.