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How to make your manufacturing plant safer

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Every manufacturing company should be focused on making their plant as safe as possible. While being safe is certainly the moral thing to do when safety is a priority within the plant it also reduces costly injuries. Manufacturing companies need to always be working on ways to keep everyone who works within the business as safe as possible. There is a high risk for serious injuries that come with manufacturing. Between machinery, chemicals, and even heavy equipment everyone who works within a manufacturing company is at risk. Not only does a business’ reputation weigh heavily on their safety reputation but it can cost them dearly if a serious injury or death were to occur. Here is what you need to know about how to make your manufacturing plant safer-

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How will the Oil Spill impact manufacturing plants

ladylookingatpaper30396002.jpgThe oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has a number of companies worried and rightfully so. This is not just a environmental problem that is bad for wildlife and other things, it's actually causing a lot of people to take notice of the issues of drilling for oil, especially when we are drilling for oil in the ocean floor. This means that environmentalists are going to keep pushing and urging manufacturing plants to reduce their dependency upon non renewable energy sources and to focus instead on other things that will help them get the job done like solar energy and wind energy.

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Why manufacturing plants need to start recycling

clock19132124.jpgGoing green is a great way to help save the planet but it's also a great way to make your business more attractive to your customers. Recycling is easy to do and you don't even need to redesign your entire company in order to include it as part of your daily routines. The government is offering a number of incentives to companies that are boosting their efforts to go green and to implement recycling programs.

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How to find the right plant to manufacture your product

factory36587187.jpgIf you are a small business looking to outsource, it can be difficult to find the right plant. There will be several choices available, but it is crucial to avoid using a sweatshop. Keep in mind that if you end up using a sweatshop, to make your product, if word gets out, it can do a lot of damage to your business. The problem begins with the fact that is many small companies, who are looking for a manufacturing plant; don't know what to look for. Because of the fact that it can be difficult to choose a good manufacturing company, they end up getting a sweatshop by mistake. If you are looking for a manufacturing plant to produce your product there are steps you will need to follow, in order to ensure that you are choosing a good manufacturing plant.

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How to find the right plant to manufacture your product

contract30901439.jpgIf you are a small business looking to outsource, it can be difficult to find the right plant. There will be several choices available, but it is crucial to avoid using a sweatshop. Keep in mind that if you end up using a sweatshop, to make your product, if word gets out, it can do a lot of damage to your business. The problem begins with the fact that is many small companies, who are looking for a manufacturing plant; don't know what to look for. Because of the fact that it can be difficult to choose a good manufacturing company, they end up getting a sweatshop by mistake. If you are looking for a manufacturing plant to produce your product there are steps you will need to follow, in order to ensure that you are choosing a good manufacturing plant.

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Using the Kaizen methodology to reduce waste

industrialcenter36590146.jpgManufacturing organizations deal with waste on a daily basis. Waste could include idle time of equipment, idle time of employees, and some of the more common thought of actual wasted product, defects, recalls, shipment issues, so on and so forth. Studies show that Manufacturing companies waste over 70% of their resources, while those who implement Lean Manufacturing cut that percentage in half.

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Finding a plant to manufacture your product

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If you are a small business looking to find a manufacturing plant to make your product, the one thing that you are going to want to avoid is a sweatshop. If you end up using a sweatshop to make your product if word ever gets out it can do a lot of damage to your business. The problem is that many small companies who are looking for a manufacturing plant don't know what to look for to choose a good manufacturing company, so they end up getting a sweatshop by mistake.

If you are looking for a manufacturing plant to manufacture your product here are the steps you will need to follow to ensure that you are choosing a good manufacturing plant rather than a local sweatshop.

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Bilingual plants, is it really necessary

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The United States has grown immensely in the last decade. More and more people are moving to America to look for and live the American dream. And as more people continue to immigrate to the United States, the more we are beginning to see the need for bilingual jobs. It doesn't matter where you live or work; more than likely you know someone who speaks another language. The manufacturing business is no different and many employers are wondering whether or not bilingual plants are in fact necessary.

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How to keep your plant environmentally friendly

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With so much talk about environmental concerns such as global warming and pollution, it is difficult as a manufacturer to shed a more positive light on your operations. After all, manufacturing plants are attributed with about 25% of all the energy used in the United States annually. Naturally, in an ideal situation, money would not be a factor and environmentally friendly processes would be implemented in every company in the world. However this is not the case and some companies simply cannot spare the time and resources necessary to make their plant as environmentally friendly as is humanly possible.

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How to give your manufacturing plant a more competitive edge

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Introduction

To those of us who know little about the industry of manufacturing, we probably do not see plant owners as having to compete with each other over business. To the average person manufacturing plants have little applicability to our every-day purchasing decisions. But consider the global market and the manufacturing industry's applicability there. In addition to having competition here in the United States, manufacturers must continue to stay competitive in international markets as well. With the prevalence of outsourcing and the accessibility of global resources, the manufacturing industry is in fact in a constant battle with competitors. All the while that the manufacturing industry is trying to stay ahead of their competition and please their customers, industry regulations and compliance issues continue to be strictly enforced. Add to this pressure the increase in consumer demands that has been placed on manufacturing plants to be more innovating, earth-friendly and to produce high-quality products quickly and you can see why manufacturing plants could use any competitive edge available.

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How to assess risks in your manufacturing plant

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Introduction

There are safety risks in any line of work. But of course the field of manufacturing is generally considered more dangerous than most because of the volatility of some of the machinery and materials that are used and the increased severity that a manufacturing injury could produce. In some cases the lives of your employees are at stake as you determine how you will assess risk in order to minimize it in your manufacturing plant.

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