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Society of Manufacturing Engineers - SME Supports Manufacturing

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Jul 6, 2011 6:47:00 AM

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is a group that supports manufacturing through the sharing of information, connections via local chapters and technical communities, trade-show style events, publications and more. Boasting a global reach of over half a million and spanning all manufacturing industries, SME is an important player in influencing new technology, particularly in the fields of aerospace and defense, medical, motorized vehicles, and clean energy.

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Topics: manufacturers, manufacturing, SME, manufacturing engineers

Better Packaging Saves Money

Posted by Elaine Spitz on May 16, 2011 6:36:00 AM

Choosing good packaging can save manufacturers of equipment, metals, machinery, electronics, parts, optics, and other items time, space, labor expense, reworks, waste, and money. And it can increase quality and reliability. Good packaging can be the difference between disposing of your entire product before the end of its expected life, or installing a few well protected replacement parts and enjoying the use of your product for its full life. Properly packaged small parts or large machinery can sit on shelf or even in outdoor storage for months or years until needed. If I'm being honest (to quote Simon Cowell) isn't it really all about money?

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Topics: manufacturers, how to reduce packaging waste, labor cost, cost of goods reduction

6 Reasons Manufacturers Choose Packaging

Posted by Joe Spitz on May 2, 2011 4:59:00 AM

When choosing packaging materials to wrap industrial items, a manufacturer must decide what the chosen packaging material does for them. Treat this packing materials choice like any other purchase for the business or home - what benefits will you receive from the product and will it provide the value you anticipate.

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Topics: manufacturers, protective oils, reasons for packaging, guitar string packaging, cost of goods reduction, supply chain safety net

Manufacturing Companies as Good Global Citizens

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Apr 13, 2011 4:51:00 PM

Recent news indicates that auto manufacturers Toyota, Subaru and Honda in the U.S. and elsewhere are encountering a shortage of automobile parts due to the earthquake in Japan. This will affect the manufacture and sales of automobiles as well as automobile parts and auto repair for an unspecified time.

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Topics: manufacturers, manufacturing, auto parts



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