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Displaying items by tag: MMTCWest

Sunday, 19 June 2022 18:00

Just in Time May Be Too Late When it Comes to Talent: Third installment of webinar series focuses on establishing talent development pathways for workers.

Though it may have revolutionized production, the “just in time” mentality does not extend to talent. In the current labor market, manufacturers are finding that many workers are not walking through the door with all the necessary skills they may need. With that in mind, many companies are enhancing their training and development efforts to prepare their workforce for the factory of the future. 

Published in Sponsored content
Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:00

Manufacturers deploy recruiting, certification strategies to bolster workforce

Talent gaps and workforce shortages are two issues that have dogged the manufacturing industry for years, pushing Michigan companies and their supporting organizations to develop a more robust talent pipeline in Michigan.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 02 August 2020 19:45

Pandemic pushes manufacturers to lean on, reconsider Industry 4.0 technologies

When the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic made life complicated for Eaton Corporation plc’s Vehicle Group, the company leveraged Industry 4.0 technology to wade through it all.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 02 August 2020 19:41

Manufacturers balance generational knowledge, skills to achieve effectiveness in Industry 4.0

When Rolar Products Inc. recently added a 10-axis Swiss-style screw machine to its shop floor, the Muskegon-based provider of precision machine products turned to its senior-most employee to take the reins of the latest innovation.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 16 December 2019 13:28

Small steps to Big Data for small and mid-sized manufacturers

While Industry 4.0 is typically thought of in terms of robotic arms, highly automated processes, and “internet of things” (IOT) devices, the next big revolution in manufacturing is also heavily steeped in another emerging technology: big data.

Published in Sponsored content

Monday, 12 February 2018 16:55

Closing the Gap: As automation spreads through the manufacturing sector, many companies struggle on where to begin

Fifteen years ago, Micron Manufacturing Co. made a bold gamble. The Walker-based manufacturer invested substantial resources into replacing more than 60 lathes and other outdated equipment with 19 state-of-the-art CNC lathes featuring autonomous capabilities. At the time, the new automation equipment was relatively unknown, and represented a big step toward what company executives thought would be the future of manufacturing for their business.

Published in Sponsored content
Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:22

Manufacturing Survey: Automation

MiBiz and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center West (MMTC-West) would like to hear your thoughts, strategies and concerns related to manufacturing automation..

Published in Breaking News