Articles Tagged with ''productivity''

Case Study: Corrugated Converter "Sticks It" to High Costs

An automated gluing system reduces labor by 80% and cuts glue usage by two-thirds.
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The Gibson Box Co. has produced corrugated pallets, build-ups and other packaging products since 1999, but company President David Gibson would turn back the clock four years if he could.


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Common Problems with Common Tests

Understanding manufacturer instructions and test standards can help prevent problems when testing to industry standards.
By Amy Peterson
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Testing to industry standards provides repeatable methods for comparison and quality assurance purposes.


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Modular and Flexible Automated Pail Processing

With the future uncertain, manufacturers look to automation comprising modular subsystems that offer infinitely flexible capabilities.
By Jim Manoussakis
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Adhesive and sealant manufacturers continuously strive to invest their available capital budgets on acquiring pail processing equipment that will reliably and efficiently serve their current manufacturing needs, in addition to fulfilling their future requirements.


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Happy Manufacturing Day!

The second annual Manufacturing Day will be held today throughout the U.S.
By Susan Sutton
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Adhesive and sealant manufacturing is tied very closely to large industries that have suffered from the recession.


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Majority of Manufacturers Planning or Considering Reshoring from China to U.S.

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More than half of U.S.-based manufacturing executives at companies with sales greater than $1 billion are planning to bring back production to the U.S. from China or are actively considering it.
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Managing Inventory: A Delicate Balance

Managing inventory in a highly regulated environment directly impacts a company’s ability to offer competitive pricing without eroding profits.
By Jay Deakins
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Businesses face inventory management challenges with varying degrees of difficulty.


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Building Industry Knowledge: Preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo

On October 21-23, the Adhesive and Sealant Council will hold its biannual convention in Minneapolis.
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Industry professionals will be exposed to new trends, technologies and topical expertise at the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) Fall Convention & Expo, which will take place next month at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis.


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Strategic Solutions: The Voice of the Customer

Lean manufacturing usually defines “customer” as existing customers who drive your business processes.
By James (Jim) E. Swope
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Most manufacturers are currently or have been involved in some form of lean process. Your company may be well down the path or just starting out, or your customers or suppliers may be going lean. The Lean Enterprise Institute characterizes lean as “creating more value for customers with fewer resources.”


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Global Demand for Robots to Show Promising Growth through 2016

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Global demand for robots is forecast to increase nearly 11% per year through 2016 to $20.2 billion, outpacing both the world’s economy and overall manufacturing activity, according to a new study.
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Promises, Promises

By Susan Sutton
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As we look forward to 2013 and what this year might bring, I’m wondering about New Year’s resolutions.


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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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