Category: Advanced Manufacturing

Autonomous Vehicles: They’re Here to Stay

Expected Exponential Growth in Automation What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “autonomous vehicles”? Odds are your mind conjured up a vision of a futuristic car gliding along a highway while the occupants relaxed, read a book, watched a movie, or caught up on work. Most likely, your imagination […]

How to Diversify Production Partners: A 3-Step Infographic

Diversifying production partners has become a trend among businesses as supply chain backlogs continue to arise. Our previous blog, 3 Reasons to Diversify Production Among Multiple Suppliers, goes into more detail about the value of stepping out of single-sourcing but to make it easy, we’ve created a visual step-by-step guide as well.   Love this […]

Overcoming the Labor Shortage: 6 Ways to Get Your Backlogged Projects on Track

Reduce Backlogged Projects with Savvy Manufacturing Strategies Backlogged projects can really throw a wrench in your plans. They can leave your production line at a standstill, delay your deliveries to customers, and ultimately, eat at your bottom line. Realistically in manufacturing, you’ll likely face a backlog of some type at some point. For example, minor […]

NIST 800-171: Enhanced Cybersecurity Measures for Government Contractors

Enhanced Cybersecurity Measures for Government Contractors Did you know the global average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million? The average cost to a business, no matter the size averages $200,000.   Even small businesses are targets, accounting for forty-three percent of all cyberattacks.  Which is why companies across industries are bolstering their cybersecurity budgets […]

Electrostatic Discharge 101: Sources, Dangers, and Solutions

Do you know a tiny, solitary spark can permanently damage sensitive electronics? We’ve all been zapped by static electricity, which is the common term for electrostatic discharge. After walking across a carpet and then reaching for the door handle or a light switch, we feel that abrupt shock on our fingertips. For us, it’s a […]

3 Reasons to Diversify Production Among Multiple Suppliers

Multiple-Sourcing vs. Single-Sourcing: A Case for Diversified Suppliers In decades past, buyers demonstrated a strong preference toward single sourcing in their production and supply chain. And it made sense: build a strong, solid relationship with one manufacturer, focus on consistent communication and collaboration so you can take advantage of economies of scale by ordering in […]