Megan Ray Nichols

Megan Ray Nichols

Megan Nichols is a huge fan of all things nerdy, geeky and unusual. She is a writer with a love affair with the sciences, and has channeled that passion into writing, which you can read more about at her blog Schooled by Science.

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  1. Lean Manufacturing Best Practices Help Save You Money — 16 comments
  2. What You Need To Know: A Manufacturing Safety Management Guide — 14 comments
  3. How Technology Can Optimize Warehouse Efficiency — 5 comments
  4. 5 Ways 3D Printing Is Changing the Manufacturing Industry — 4 comments
  5. The Industrial Internet of Things Promises Safety Wins but Security Risks — 3 comments

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What Role Does Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance Play in Manufacturing?

In the manufacturing industry, equipment maintenance is integral to keeping your company running. If a piece of equipment fails, the downtime is expensive — both in equipment repair costs and lost production time. Depending on how much you produce in an average day, a single hour of downtime can cost you anywhere from $1,000 to …

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Steel and Aluminium Tariffs Will Impact Manufacturing Well Into 2019

While we may have avoided a full-blown trade war, the tariffs on steel and aluminum are still in place, which makes it more difficult for companies that rely on these two metals to continue to work in the current economy. How will these tariffs continue to impact the manufacturing industry into the next fiscal year? …

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Quick Ways You Can Optimize Your Warehouse Layout

Your productivity is directly related to your warehouse layout. With just a few changes, you’ll get more organized storage, faster order processing and safer working grounds. The best way to boost your productivity is through rethinking your warehouse. Evaluate Storage There are always products in every warehouse that seem to sit on the shelves gathering …

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Automation Opportunities for Increased Production

  Effortlessly increase your productivity by embracing automation. Technology will keep your facility relevant as demands change, too. You’ll be able to maintain better production and increased efficiency with more automatic processes. Consider these options you have for integrating more automation into your facility. Integrate Artificial Intelligence While you may associate artificial intelligence, or AI, …

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Transparency Is Key to an Efficient Supply Chain

There was a time when customers cared little as to how a company or business sourced its products and resources. They didn’t think much about a brand’s economic and social impact. They cared even less about sustainability and environmental influence. Those days are long gone. According to a 2015 survey by Cone Communications, 81 percent …

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