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Industrial Metal Cutting Blog

Fri May 05 2017 / Metal Service Centers, agility, best practices, continuous improvement, Cost Management, industry news, optimization, strategic planning,
Although 2016 didn’t end on a high note for metal service centers, many industry leaders and experts are confident about 2017.   Growing Confidence Overall, 2016 wasn’t a stellar year for service centers. According to the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), service center shipments in the U.S. and Canada finished 2016 with year-over-year declines in […]

Sat Apr 01 2017 / General Metals Industry, benchmarking, best practices, continuous improvement, Cost Management, industry news, LIT, maintaining talent, operations metrics, optimization, performance metrics, productivity, skills gap, supplier relationships,
While no one would likely call it a “boom,” recent months have provided good news for industrial manufacturing. Reports have been positive, and business confidence among metal-cutting companies and other industrial manufacturers is up. Experts admit that some challenges and risks remain, but most believe that growth will continue in 2017 and well into 2018. […]

Sat Mar 25 2017 / Forges, best practices, continuous improvement, human capital, industry news, lean manufacturing, LIT, maintaining talent, operator training, optimization, productivity, Safety, strategic planning,
For years, manufacturers have relied on lean processes to improve productivity and to reduce waste. This is certainly a good thing from an operations standpoint. However, from a safety and health perspective, lean manufacturing can have a few drawbacks. For example, lean practices make jobs highly repetitive. As pointed out in this article from Industrial Engineer, […]