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Guide to Improving Quality Control for OEM’s

If you’re working in the original equipment manufacturing sector, you understand improving quality control is essential for success at all levels. Studies show that companies that lack effective quality control often incur costs that account for 15-20% of sales due to product defects and errors, weakening customer relationships, and an overall damaging brand resulting from poor quality management. To help you learn how to establish and benefit from proper quality control, we’re breaking down the steps you should take in your OEM facility to minimize risk and increase your organization’s value. Standardize Your Systems It’s important to standardize your systems to understand which operations are helping or hurting your quality control – and paper processes make this [...]

4 Ways to Make Your Construction Project More Sustainable

As construction and demolition materials pile up quickly, the construction industry poses a substantial threat to the environment. By 2025, the volume of construction waste is expected to increase to 2.2 billion tons every year.  The construction industry has a chance to make more responsible choices with an eye toward sustainability. With a proper strategy for going green in place, companies can save time and materials and improve their bottom line. In this post, we’re breaking down the ways the construction industry can have an impact by making projects more sustainable. Efficient Building Design & Material Selection While material choice undoubtedly needs careful thought, it is important to also consider the bigger picture. Materials are just one piece of [...]

Guide to Reducing Downtime in Manufacturing

Downtime is a serious threat to any manufacturing business. A total of 82% of manufacturing companies have experienced unplanned downtime over the past three years, which can cost a company as much as $260,000 an hour. When unplanned downtime occurs, no value is being produced but the cost of overhead operations continues to grow, which directly impacts your bottom line. Downtime can happen for several reasons. Reducing the amount of time that production idles is crucial to increasing efficiency and improving your overall revenue margins. Let’s take a closer look at the main causes of unplanned downtime and how to overcome them. Machine Failure The most common cause of unplanned downtime is a breakdown, malfunction, or total [...]

Challenges Facing the Aerospace & Defense Industry

The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry reported an 8% decrease in revenue since 2019 and a 61% decrease in operating profit, primarily due to the impacts of the pandemic. A&D has virtually always been on the forefront of product innovation. However, increasing cost challenges and new market dynamics are dramatically changing the way companies serve their customers, collaborate with partners, and take ideas and solutions to market. Let’s take a closer look at some of the major challenges the A&D industry is facing, and how to overcome them. Free Download: Five Techniques to Reduce Aerospace Project Costs Increasing Profitability and Reducing Cost Pressures The rise in the costs of various raw materials is driving down the industry's [...]

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Metal Roof

On average, a metal roof can last between 40-70 years. Asphalt shingles, for comparison, are good for around 15-30 years. Because of their durability ­­– combined with their stylish and low maintenance qualities – metal roofs continue to become an extremely popular choice for residential, commercial, and agricultural buildings. But as with any new roof, all is good…until it’s not. And from our experience, if something goes wrong, it is almost always traced back to the installation. Let’s take a closer look at the common mistakes that occur when installing a metal roof, and how to avoid them. Carelessly Recording Measurements Inaccurate measurements are a significant profit killer in the roofing industry. Failing to measure the roof length [...]

Construction Vendor Management Checklist

If you’re a project manager in the construction industry, it’s safe to assume you know that under-managed vendors lead to hindered productivity and project delays, increasing inefficiencies and costs. When using a variety of different vendors, it’s critical to provide ongoing management to understand if things are working as they should or if you need to find a replacement. So, how do you develop a foolproof process for managing vendors? Our checklist below will walk you through best practices to help guide your management strategy and keep your vendors, and project, on track. Set (and Reinforce) Clear Expectations Throughout the vendor selection process, it’s important to clearly define the business goals and expectations. Let the vendors know [...]

6 Strategies to Reduce Logistics Costs

Logistics is a crucial part of business for every manufacturer. With fuel and machinery market price increases, consumer demand for fast delivery times, and many other budgetary pressures, logistics can contribute to a large percentage of business costs. Taking action to minimize expense is a primary focus for business operations. Management and logistics play a big role in the supply chain, and with the right strategies in place, companies can successfully improve efficiencies resulting in lower operating costs. Here are the key strategies for reducing logistics costs. 1. Maintain visibility of your supply chain Overseeing visibility and control of your supply chain can reduce unexpected costs and improve planning through better management. Disruptions in the logistics [...]

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