No matter the manufacturer, all must deal with warehousing parts, material, components, and product. Warehouse management is the oversight of your operations in the warehouse. This involves shipping, receiving, tracking, and storing of inventory. It also oversees training your employees, planning daily workloads, managing how and when items are shipped, and overseeing the movement of all goods in the warehouse. A warehouse management system (WMS) is software designed to optimize all operational processes. When you implement a WMS, you have full access and visibility to inventory levels, staff productivity, order fulfillment workflows, storage, and future forecasting – all in real-time. Systems such as warehousing management are vital, as they eliminate manual processes and take guesswork out of your operations. With streamlined processes, you receive a vitally accurate snapshot of what your business did yesterday, how it's doing today, and what it will perform like tomorrow. Here are five essential factors in managing your warehouse.
Throughout the history of manufacturing, industrial plants have had issues with safety and security risks. Over the decades, manufacturers have implemented measures to improve the safety of workers. Safety and security continue to be essential factors to protect skilled workers, as well as avoiding lost productivity and financial ramifications. The following are ways manufacturers are addressing the security and safety today.
Technology is quickly becoming the driving force into today’s industrial world to help manufacturers keep up with increased pressure to meet shorter deadlines and lower cost – all without sacrificing quality. While all suppliers must contend with these challenges, the following strategies can help:
Boring is the process of enlarging holes that have already been drilled to make them concentric, properly sized, and finished. It can become more complex when it involves intricate machined parts and materials. The following are boring processes used for more complicated projects.
Line boring, also known as is an engine machining process that enlarges a hole that has already been cast, making the centerlines of two or more bores collinear to create perfectly straight and aligned bores. A line boring machine performs this task using one or more cutting tools held within a boring head. Line boring machines are also used for tapering holes and machining the outside face of the workpiece using a facing head.
While many OEMs still want to keep the entire manufacturing process in-house, increased competition and challenges lead more manufacturers to outsource parts to a supplier as a cost-effective solution. The following are other advantages of outsourcing your OEM parts.
Boring is the machining process of enlarging a pre-drilled or pre-cast hole with a single-point cutting tool or boring head. A boring machine produces smooth and accurate holes in a part with a bore, using a single cutting tip of steel, cemented carbide, or diamond. The most common boring tools are braces, bits, and gimlets. A joiner can use different chisels for boring work as well. Hand boring tools are powered by hand pressure while an electric power dill obtains power from electricity and battery. It is essential to keep your cutting parts sharp for accurate results. The different types of boring methods are:
Despite the highest unemployment numbers since the Great Depression, finding workers is still a significant problem for manufacturers. The majority of manufacturers are looking to attract and hire qualified employees. In the past, these positions were low-skilled and low-paying but that is not always the case today. The industrial workplace has embraced technology, processes and equipment that require the right people to fill the position. The following are tips for hiring manufacturing workers to meet your needs.
Even beyond the challenges of COVD-19, the manufacturing industry has witnessed some major shifts that brought some perplexing challenges. In 2019, the global trade war caused the manufacturing growth to slow down to a level that had not been seen in decades. In addition to recovering from COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions, manufacturers need to be proactive to battle other issues. Let’s start by understanding these challenges.