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 [...]
A visual factory is a manufacturing center that's full of graphical information. All of these images must be bright, clear, coherent, easy to read and strategically placed. In a visual factory, you can just glance up or look around you, and you instantly know what to do, where to go, where to find certain items or which safety rules to follow. As a result, the entire plant is more organized and more productive. But how [...]
Every company sometimes experience a situation where a raw material have a defect. It is a situation when it is very important to quickly detect in which products it was used. That's why the Product Genealogy is important: It allows you to track the mixture of raw materials each product is made of, including raw materials, sub-products or finished products. Basically, Product Genealogy is the recording of information related to what goes into your products, [...]
For anyone managing a QMS (Quality Management System), Manufacturing Traceability is a growing concern. Our Traceability Reports will enable you to trace relationships among raw materials, sub-products, products, Runs and Defects. You have access to your product genealogy and you can search for one and discover its relations with the others, or you can drill up or down from any part of the process by clicking on hyperlinks and buttons. The report shows the hierarchy [...]
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