In their 2018 Manufacturing survey, Food Processing found out that food safety and cost control are the top pains felt by food manufacturers. The demand for compliance regulation from customers and the government is increasing, and so is the pressure to obtain certifications from GFSI and FSMA, and therefore ensuring traceability and quality control is crucial. This might make it harder to cut on some costs, and that is why companies need to minimize waste [...]
See how this complex machine repetitively produces thousands of paper straws. Try not to get hypnotized with one more #amazingmanufacturing video! If you also have a continuous manufacturing process and want to know how you can leverage your production by using a manufacturing software, sign up now and start a free 14-days trial.
After a difficult few years, the manufacturing industry is about to make a full recovery. Experts predict that manufacturers will recover all lost output from the Great Recession by April 2019, making next year an important one. As the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, you should start thinking about your New Year's manufacturing resolutions — the commitments you plan to make for the next 12 months that will drive productivity and growth. Below I've [...]
2018 was an excellent journey for Prodsmart. Our solution has grown, and so did our team and the list of countries where we have clients. As we approach 2019, we feel like this year represented a big leap for Prodsmart, but we are still very far from everything we want to reach. Nevertheless, we are very grateful for our achievements and our customers, who always support us and who make it possible for us to [...]
Communication with employees is one of the most important aspects in an organization when it comes to human resources management. There is always new information that you need to share and specially as the company grows, it becomes harder to keep everyone updated. Manufacturing businesses have an even harder challenge when it comes to internal communication due to different work locations and inaccessibility to technology, which make it almost impossible to take advantage of new [...]
Dom Riccobene is a manufacturing artist who uses CNC machinery to sculpt pieces of art. In this video, he machines a rainbow landscape from Hardwood. Follow him on instagram for the most amazing manufacturing videos!
If your manufacturing company is focused on digital transformation and considering implementing some kind of organizational change (maybe implementing a manufacturing software like Prodsmart), change management is probably one of your main concerns. It's a challenging process which should be carefully managed and requires strategic thinking and planning to ensure its success. Since all companies will at least at some point deal with some kind of change - and to guide our clients through the [...]
You are working on your computer and your Chrome browser is open. Maybe you are googling some important subjects or checking the latest manufacturing news. You suddenly think about how is everything going on your shop floor and want to check your Prodsmart dashboard to analyze your performance indicators. You need to open the software in a new tab or window? No. You can stay right where you are, keep doing what you were doing [...]
We've been writing a lot about Manufacturing Trends, Quality Management and Lean Definitions. And what about books? What is our team currently reading? Which are the best manufacturing-related books they have read? Let's dig in and explore some book suggestions in our new "Manufacturing Books Review" series. And what better way to start our new than with one classic? If you haven't heard about The Toyota Way, you must at least be familiar with Toyota Motor Corporation [...]
You've received a letter in the mail, and it looks important. It's from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and they want to do an inspection of your warehouse. Take a deep breath, and don't panic. The FDA does random inspections all the time, and they just want to check your production and quality control processes . No biggie. The problem is, FDA inspections can last days — months, sometimes —and this can distract your [...]
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