Archive: Dec 2011

How Michigan's Industrial Upswing Bodes Well for the Entire Nation

Market analysts watch the monthly statistics waiting for a sign that the country is heading away from another recession. In the meantime, individual states work to boost jobs and slash their budgets, some using measures that were once thought to be unorthodox. Despite the scramble against what seems to be a very stubborn economy, the…

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Resolving the Drug Shortage of 2011

In the early months of 2011, the drug manufacturing industry was abuzz with the large number of drug shortages that affected several companies throughout the industry. Although injectable drugs were the most affected, doctors found themselves restricting many high profile drugs due to the shortage. There were many causes, the most frequent culprit being manufacturing…

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Managing your spare parts inventory

Manufacturers usually keep their spare parts inventories neat and organized. However one look at the inventories can explain why the company is spending unnecessary time and money on their inventories. Most inventories are not standardized. Standardization differs from organization in that the parts are simply put in their place, but they are selected and placed…

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Practicing re-purposing in manufacturing

Repurposing is another way to introduce green practices into a factory. It is like recycling, but object being reused doesn’t become another thing. Repurposed machines, for example, are used to produce more than one product—products outside of its normal usage criteria. The concept of repurposing is already taking hold in the manufacturing industry in the…

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