Top skills Manufacturers will be looking for hiring in 2018 – Part 1

Digitalization has affected the manufacturing field to a great extent. This revolution of computerization has changed the way the industry looks at the process of manufacturing. At one time, entering the manufacturing field meant a less demanding workplace requiring a lower skill set. Today, the landscape has drastically changed, leading to problems in terms of finding the right candidates but also providing a great opportunity for highly skilled candidates.

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5 Manufacturing industry trends to dominate in 2018

The manufacturing sector plays a very vital role in the economy of many countries. The industry contributes to economic growth, as a source of employment and productivity. Further still, it is imperative for future growth. It is therefore very important for manufacturing to grow. Undoubtedly, we are in a century where we have the best technology and facilities which, if implemented well, can be beneficial to the industry.

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4 Safety practices for a safe welding environment

In any welding environment, safety is critical. If safety practices are ignored, people working may face an array of hazards which can be potentially dangerous and lead to electric shocks, poisonous fumes and gases, fire and explosions, and even life-threatening accidents. Implementing safety measures in the welding environment depends largely on the emphasis safety is given in an organization. While it is important to encourage employees to follow safety rules to establish a safe welding operation, choosing dependable safety equipment is also very important.

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Solving corporate training challenges with eLearning

No matter the level a person reaches in his or her professional career, regular workplace training requirements keeps them up-to-date on trends in their industry and position. It is worth a mention that regular training helps lift the confidence of the person. For this reason, any company, whether a big brand name or small startup, can benefit from organizing training sessions for its employees. A corporate training program helps boost the overall performance of a workforce. When companies arrange these programs, they are proving that they see truth in the saying “invest in people and they will invest in you”.

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How artificial intelligence is helping improve productivity in manufacturing

Artificial intelligence is all about the development of computer systems to perform tasks which otherwise require human intelligence. Through artificial intelligence, one can perform the tasks which are otherwise performed by a human being. There have been many debates about replacing human intelligence with artificial intelligence, however, one cannot deny that the use of artificial intelligence increases productivity, especially in manufacturing.

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The Industrial Internet of Things has arrived. Are manufacturers ready?

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), sometimes referred to as M2M (machine-to-machine) is one of the most effective automation technologies and has been progressing at a rapid pace of late. It is touted as the next industrial revolution. IIoT is a network of intelligent computers, machines, sensors, software, and devices that collect and share huge amounts of data.

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V belts, an overview

To explain any belt drive system in a simple way, imagine two separate rollers bound by a thread which runs over their outer periphery, which transmits power from the driving member to the driven member. This describes the basic mechanics of a V belt drive system, where the thread is the V belt, and the two rollers are pulleys.

V belts provide the best combination of traction, speed of movement, and service life, while solving the problem of slippage and alignment. Hence, they are the go-to belt for many power transmission applications.

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Email marketing to promote your manufacturing business

The evidence is clear. According to eMarketer, for 80 percent of professionals, email marketing drives customer acquisition and retention.

MarketingSherpa reports that 61 percent of consumers enjoy receiving promotional emails weekly. 38 percent of respondents would like emails to come even more frequently. 88 percent of smartphone users actively check email on their phones, states a Pew Research Center report.

These email marketing statistics prove just how valuable email marketing could be for your manufacturing business. Leveraging email marketing, manufacturers can create deeper relationships with a wider audience at minimum cost and better return on investment in comparison to traditional media.

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5 ways to make the most of Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is a national celebration just a few weeks away. It is celebrated on the first Friday in October, which is October 6 this year. We know how important the day is. It started as a way to help change common misconceptions about manufacturing and to get out the word that manufacturing today is clean, well organized, and high-tech.

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