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Process consistency enables manufacturers to more accurately analyze their work flows, predict costs, and maintain on-time deliveries. The enemy of process consistency is variability. Variability is created by manual manufacturing processes which can be dependent on a number of factors such as attendance, workloads, fatigue, shift changes and lunch breaks.  [ Read More ]

Adding new technology to your fabrication process is both a necessity and a challenge in order to remain competitive.  As many of you know, the advent of high-speed Fiber Lasers has made a significant impact on the sheet metal industry. With a Fiber Laser producing parts at nearly twice the  [ Read More ]

Differentiation is the key to creating new opportunities.  As competition remains fierce, the only way to stand out is to do things differently, better, and more efficiently than anyone else.  Differentiation requires you to apply outside-the-box thinking in order to solve everyday challenges. Differentiation requires that you challenge the way  [ Read More ]

Time is the only thing more consistent than change and innovation. It is the most precious element that we have, as we can neither store it, nor get it back.  Spending less time and lowering costs in producing a product is the ultimate goal in manufacturing. While the rapid pace  [ Read More ]

The average person makes many hundreds of decisions per day, but of course, this can vary depending on the number of choices that one is presented with. If you choose to lie on a beach and read a book then your decisions are limited because you are presented with few  [ Read More ]

We are motivated by goals and needs, focused by tasks and objectives and driven by incentives. How does human psychology play a role in the success of business? Let’s first look at motivation; what is it that motivates us? While each person is different in their motivation, there are two  [ Read More ]

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” Sun Tzu, 6th Century BC, “The Art of War” Victory is achieved with a strategy of planning, and defeat from a strategy of not planning. While both are a  [ Read More ]

It is said that humans are creatures of habit. We often do the same things the same way because it provides a sense of comfort and security. We are inherently resistant to change because we value the security of consistency and the sense of structure that is afforded by it.  [ Read More ]

Humans are competitive and resilient by nature and it is in these traits that we find the basic driving elements of survival and innovation. They say that “necessity is the mother of invention” but competition is the fuel that drives innovation.  We are driven by a desire to be the  [ Read More ]

The laws of nature are pretty clear and straightforward, “the strong shall survive and the weak shall perish.” Since the beginning of human existence we have always had that one basic preoccupation; how will I survive today? Today, although the basic needs of food and shelter are readily available, we  [ Read More ]