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Blog: Manufacturing Insights

Learn About Industry 4.0 From Experienced NEO Manufacturers

Monday, 9 May, 2022

Additive Manufacturing, Growth, Manufacturing, Engagement & Operations, Process Innovation, Technology

Interested in learning how to implement Industry 4.0 while mitigating the risks involved with the investment? Industry 4.0-experienced manufacturers around Northeast Ohio are serving as Lighthouses,...
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Top 6 Manufacturing Pain Points

Tuesday, 26 April, 2022

Additive Manufacturing, Lean for Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Engagement & Operations, Strategy, Marketing

MAGNET recently interviewed 33 Northeast Ohio OEM and contract manufacturers to identify their pain points and unmet needs and created this Market Insights Report. We used the New Product...
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4 Common Manufacturing Processes that Could Benefit From An Operational Excellence Program

Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Engagement & Operations

Today, small- to medium-sized manufacturers feel the pressure to produce more at a lower cost. While this competitive nature leads to innovative products and services, it also weeds out the...
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Are We Operating Effectively? 4 Metrics to Track Operational Efficiency

Thursday, 5 September, 2019

Engagement & Operations

No matter your manufacturing goals, every company should have a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) that are used for measurement, benchmarking, and tracking success. Determining the right...
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3 Tips to Optimize Manufacturing Production Capacity and Delivery

Thursday, 18 July, 2019

Engagement & Operations

For manufacturers, high capacity and timely delivery are the difference between meeting quotas and missing deadlines. If demand outpaces delivery, you will not be able to sufficiently supply...
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3 Tips to Maintain a Safe and Clean Manufacturing Facility that Maximizes Productivity

Thursday, 9 May, 2019

Engagement & Operations

Safety is essential to every industry, but it’s especially important in the manufacturing industry, where potentially dangerous machinery is used to perform daily tasks.  When facilities experience...
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Communication Disconnect: How to Break Down Information Silos Between Departments

Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Engagement & Operations

In manufacturing, it’s common to look up to the enterprise-size leaders of the industry for business inspiration. But as a small- or medium-sized manufacturer, size can be your advantage. It can...
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Manufacturers: 6 Key Questions to Assess Your Employee Engagement

Thursday, 7 February, 2019

Engagement & Operations

How engaged are your employees? Take a closer look, since manufacturing workers are the least engaged of all major occupations, according to the Gallup State of the American Workforce report. Only...
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3 Steps to Help Build and Retain Engaged Employees

Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Engagement & Operations

Hiring new talent can be challenging for any business owner, but retaining qualified, engaged, and productive talent can be even more difficult—especially in manufacturing. In fact, U.S....
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Critical Components to Your Talent Attraction and Retention Strategy

Tuesday, 7 August, 2018

Engagement & Operations

Finding quality talent is challenging…retaining quality talent is equally challenging It goes without saying, that many manufacturers are challenged with attracting and retaining the ‘quality’ talent...
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Are You a Leader That Listens? Or a Leader That Hears?

Monday, 25 June, 2018

Engagement & Operations

Leaders often ask their employees for input when making decisions big and small, and listen with great sincerity and intent. If workers are given the opportunity to provide input, they figure,...
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Top 10 Sited Safety and Health Violations

Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Engagement & Operations

One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes.  The order may change but the top cited standards typically don’t change. Top 10 Sited Safety and Health Violations: 501 - Fall...
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Why Does a Well-Defined Job Description Matter?

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017

Engagement & Operations

"A well-defined job description is important for increasing individual and organizational effectiveness." Have you ever seen a job description that read something like this? How likely do you think...
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What is a Minimum Viable Product and How Do I Create One?

How a minimum viable product will launch your product-based startup.