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  • 2020 STEP Ahead Awards

    Nominations for The Manufacturing Institute’s 2020 STEP Ahead Awards have been extended to Friday, October 11, 11:59 pm EST.

    The Institute’s STEP Ahead Awards provide individuals and companies with a national platform to honor and promote the role of women at all levels of manufacturing—from the factory floor to the C-suite—who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and production (STEP) careers.

    Access the 2020 Nominations Guide for helpful information to get started.

    Visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/nominate to submit your nomination.

Thinking Supply Chain Blog

  • Mismanaged waste causes hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest people to die each year, according to a recent article in The Guardian. Many of these deaths are easily preventable, particularly those that stem from the dangers of discarded plastic.
  • “In the first three months of 2019, employees got so much more work done that they smashed productivity forecasts,” writes Alexia Fernández Campbell for Vox Media. “That’s great for businesses (they earn more money) and for the economy (GDP grows faster). The problem is that companies aren’t rewarding their employees for the extra hard work.”
  • African Swine Fever (ASF) has been responsible for the deaths of countless domestic pigs.

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October 15, 2019 | Chicago
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October 16, 2019 | Chicago
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October 23, 2019 | Online
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  • Dear Friends, I would like pose this question at this group to have suggestion, experts' comments which so that we can build a good supply chain strategy for competitive advantage! Would like to mention here following challenges 1. In India ...

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  • Here's an excellent article on  Lean Assembly Line Layout Do’s and Don’ts published in a recent edition of Assembly Magazine . It covers many practical "lessons learned" and why flexibility and flow are critical to efficient assembly line design. ...

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  • Great recommendation, DDMRP, Ptak and Smith, is the book you are looking for. It is in fact part of the basic literature for DDP Professionals. ------------------------------ Carlos Rangel CSCP Monterrey, NL, Mexico ------------------------------

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