Support The Future Of Manufacturing On Giving Tuesday

One of the driving goals of Manufacturing Day has always been to inspire our future manufacturers and to give those young people a glimpse of what a fulfilling career modern manufacturing can provide. After they have toured a facility, or participated in a...

Challenge Forecasting for Very Small Manufacturers

Recently there has been an increasing appetite for information and results around working with the smallest manufacturers. Not just the generally defined small manufacturer with under 500 employees, but the very small manufacturers with under 20 employees1. MEP is...

Workforce Tips for Manufacturers

This blog post is part one of a two part series. As a manufacturer, you don’t want workers – you want company ambassadors. Workers are individuals who show up and get their tasks done. Company ambassadors are a team of employees who are enthusiastic about...

So What Exactly is Smart Manufacturing?

Recently I attended a technical conference that was actually invigorating—one on Smart Manufacturing. I learned in layman’s terms what Smart Manufacturing is and what might be important in the future for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). On October...