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  • Siemens and partners remove barriers, scramble to help protect Americans

    December 2, 2020
    The ARM Institute umbrella created “the perfect ecosystem to collaborate and remove barriers,” says Juan Aparicio of Siemens Technology. His company recently acted with unusual speed – and in concert with Maxim BioMedical, Siemens Healthineers, Henderson Sewing Machine Co., Yaskawa America, HomTex and FedEx – to help protect Americans dealing with COVID-19 using robotic and flexible automation technology. Several projects, with Siemens Technology as lead, are currently ongoing and will contribute to fight the pandemic at different fronts: having faster tests, higher levels of mask automation and more autonomous disinfecting capabilities. They also greatly shrank the time it takes to write proposals and get contracts inked.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
  • Enabling a Safer, Productive, More Efficient Workforce

    November 18, 2020
    When it comes to addressing the skills gap and enabling a more productive workforce, manufacturers need to take a look at all the tools at their disposal. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Scott Goforth, Product Marketing Manager for Gorbel Inc. about the skills gap and how companies can deal with the challenges it poses; strategies for companies seeking to lower costs and increase customer service levels; how manufacturers can acquire custom solutions to enhance the effectiveness of their operations; and how the manufacturing landscape has changed in the COVID era.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Lean Leaders: Who Are They?

    November 16, 2020
    Lean is a way of life for many manufacturers and an opportunity for those who haven’t yet started their lean journey. But identifying who in your organization should lead the charge isn’t always clear. Process improvement and manufacturing strategy specialist Jeff Sipes, Owner and Principal, Back2Basics LLC, sits down with Chris Mahar, Associate Editor, to shine a spotlight on the lean leaders you can find within your own organization. From identification to development, Jeff details the role of lean leaders within an organization—from senior executives to the front-line.
    By Chris Mahar - Associate Editor, SME Media
  • Keeping Your Air Clean While Welding

    November 11, 2020
    In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses with Kevin Rohrbach, Head of North America for Zehnder Clean Air Solutions strategies to manage welding smoke and fumes in your manufacturing facility, and how this helps your bottom line.
    By Bruce Morey - Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
  • Lower Cost Through Standard Equipment

    November 2, 2020
    In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses with Glenn Nausley, President of Promess, how technological advances in making standard equipment can lower manufacturing costs.
    By Bruce Morey - Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
  • How Can U.S. Manufacturing Bridge the Skills Gap?

    October 30, 2020
    Manufacturing is growing in the U.S., but there are not enough skilled workers to fill all of the available jobs. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Joe Mazzeo, Owner of Integrated Lean & Quality Solutions, about why is not having enough skilled trades in manufacturing is a major problem; the consequences of this problem; how the U.S. got into the position of not having enough young people going into skilled trades; and what can and is being done to get more young people interested in and pursuing careers in the skilled trades.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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