What We’re Reading – November 2017

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up.

We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about.

Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace in 13 Years – IndustryWeek

Powered by robust order growth and healthy production, American manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in 13 years, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed on Oct. 2. Read more.

Mars Now Manufacturing M&M’S With Wind Power – TheStreet

M&M’S, one of Mars Inc.’s most iconic brands, is addressing climate change and how everyone — even their “spokescandies” — can make a difference. “Red,” the self-proclaimed leader and “Yellow,” his ever-faithful sidekick, have become the latest advocates for renewable wind-powered energy. Read more.

Associate Spotlight: Father & Son Duo Inspire a New Perspective of Manufacturing – Milliken

Today, manufacturers across the U.S. are celebrating Manufacturing Day – an annual event recognizing manufacturing to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Accounting for roughly 9% of the nation’s workforce, Manufacturing Day calls attention to this important industry in our country. Read more.

Digital Transformation for Manufacturing – Manfacturing.net

Digital transformation is defined in an MIT Sloan Management Review article as “the use of technology to radically change the performance or reach of enterprises”. When thinking of digital transformation, businesses such as Uber and Lyft come to mind, as they harness mobile technologies to manage workforces and service offerings that disrupt traditional taxi companies. Read more.

Advanced manufacturing management degree will benefit industry, region, and workers – Upstate Business Journal

Each region of the United States has a unique set of talent needs, and the Upstate of South Carolina is no exception. A critical contribution to matching talent with opportunities is the lynchpin in the relationship between higher education and industry partners. Read more.