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Aaron Fox

The Number One Killer of Lean Improvements for Manufacturers

During my time as a consultant at OMEP, I partnered with many successful manufacturers over the years. While their products and industry sectors varied, the determination shown by each business leader to continually improve required the same level of dedication and commitment. Manufacturing is a challenging industry, but these men…

Why You Know More About Industry 4.0 Than You Think

Originally Published through the NIST Manufacturing Innovation Blog Credit: iStock/ipopba If industrial manufacturing had a buzzword of the decade, it might be “Industry 4.0.” The concept is inescapable, yet it can be hard to define, especially for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). After all, SMMs’ capabilities, needs,…

Transportation Challenges For Manufacturers in Urban, Rural and Tribal Areas: Give Us Your Feedback

The Western Transportation Institute (WTI) and Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) at Montana State University are interested in learning more about transportation challenges faced by manufacturers in small urban, rural and tribal areas/communities. The following survey, which should take only five to seven minutes to complete, will help WTI and…