Fishbone diagrams help solve manufacturing problems

There can be many opinions as to what the root cause of a problem is, especially when there is a team tasked with solving an issue. A cause and effect diagram is a good way to capture these different ideas and stimulate the team’s brainstorming effort to identify probable root causes. This type of cause and effect diagram is also known as a fishbone, or Ishikawa, diagram. The fishbone diagram is one of the most important quality tools out of the 7 Quality Control tools used in process improvement.

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Top 10 foundry safety practices

The foundry work environment presents dangerous conditions, particularly around furnaces and other equipment used in the production of metal castings. Typical foundry processes involving molten metal are conducted at high temperatures, may emit noxious fumes, produces excess noise, and presents other hazardous conditions. These conditions make it a dangerous line of work for foundry professionals.

Manufacturing organizations are aware of the risks involved, and the potential for serious accidents, in foundries. There are even professionals dedicated to minimizing these risks by adopting and implementing appropriate safety measures.

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Manufacturing companies focused on content marketing in 2017

If you are an automobile manufacturer and some specific components aren’t available in your country, what will you do? You will search online. And if you are the seller of those components in some other country, how will the buyer find you? They will find you through your online presence, which may be a website, blog, or even an ad. When the buyer clicks the link, he might not know you are the leader in your industry. All they know is that Google rated you on top of the search results.

This is where content marketing comes into the picture. Content marketing is the practice of creating and distributing content that is interesting, informative, and helpful to potential customers. Quality content then directs those customers back to your brand website, where you can capture leads and sell products.

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How to create a smart factory?

Customers are using smart gadgets in their day-to-day lives and their demands are becoming smarter and more specific. The manufacturing industry thrives on the concept of supply and demand. In order to cater to changing demands, businesses need to be smarter and their techniques have to be modified in line with current digitalization trends such as digital manufacturing and the Internet of things (IoT).

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