How to Increase Warehouse Safety Without Blowing Your Budget

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Any warehouse manager understands the importance of safety in the workplace. Not only can it help you avoid costly injuries to your staff, but ensuring your employees are safe is the ethical thing to do. However, when you’re working with a limited budget, the idea of forgoing certain safety measures may be particularly attractive. While… Read more »


Why You Should Give Entry-Level Assembly Workers a Chance

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Finding entry-level workers can actually be one of the most frustrating tasks hiring managers have to handle. Often, you have very little information available when evaluating candidates, so it’s difficult to gauge who will actually be the best person for the position. You also know that you can’t hire just anyone and hope for the… Read more »


Why Manufacturing Workers Must Take Control of Their Own Safety

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Most industrial workers understand the hazards of their chosen line of work.  While the company you work for may put significant efforts into maintaining a safe workplace for their employees, some of the burden still falls back on the employee. Take control of your safety by being an active participant in safety activities.  Not sure… Read more »


In Manufacturing, What’s More Important: Quality or Quantity?

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The question of quality vs. quantity is one that all manufacturers must ask themselves at some point. Initially, it’s easy to identify quantity as being more important because it involves selling a higher volume of lower cost products that are quicker to make. That produces an immediate and substantial return, which is the goal of… Read more »


What Skills to Look for in a Quality Control Candidate

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Quality control professionals are essential to what you do. If mistakes in manufacturing begin to comprise your product, you will quickly alienate your customers and damage your corporate reputation. That’s why you need to carefully vet anyone you’re considering to fill this role and seek out the top talent available in the job market. The… Read more »


Material Handler: How to Prepare for On-The-Job Training

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Material handlers are responsible for moving stock, freight, or other materials in a manufacturing setting. As a material handler, you serve an important role in the day-to-day functioning of a warehouse or other facility. You can expect to bring home an average of $11.04 per hour, or $22,970 per year, according to 2012 findings from… Read more »


Enhancing Creativity

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You are sitting at your desk staring at the computer screen, searching for inspiration. It may be a project you are working on, or responding to a client email, or possibly putting together a presentation. You are waiting for that epiphany, searching for that spark of creativity to really put some punch into the finished… Read more »


Types of Jobs Available for Manufacturers

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Manufacturing is a more varied sector than it gets credit for. To produce even the smallest ,simplest objects, a whole team of expert professionals has to work according to exacting standards and with extreme precision. If you think that manufacturing is all about the endless repetition of mindless tasks, you are mistaken. These are four… Read more »


5 Things to Keep an Eye Out for When Applying for Manufacturing Positions

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A lot has been written in recent years about dwindling job prospects in the manufacturing sector. And while hiring may not be as robust as it once was, the simple fact is that there are still vacant positions out there, and a real need for qualified applicants. However, it’s important for any candidate to vet… Read more »


How to Deal with the Gender Gap in Manufacturing

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The disparity between the number of male and female employees in the manufacturing sector has long been acknowledge, but recent reports indicate that it is getting even worse. Since 2010, the number of men working at all levels of manufacturing employment – from entry level to executive positions – has grown by 7%. The number… Read more »