April 2018

Impacting Manufacturing Conference is almost here

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PCQI Compliance Deadline is approaching — Are you ready?

NEW DATES: June 18-29 • Bismarck

Impact Dakota will be hosting a PCQI training, targeted for food manufacturers following FDA standards. The training will produce qualified individuals with the tools to create and apply risk-based preventive controls throughout a food producers facility. This training is for any individuals that are overseeing: Preparation of food safety, Planning the validation of the preventive controls records review, or Re-analyzing the Food Safety Plan.

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8 Reasons Manufacturing Is Great for America

It’s critically important to create successful policy solutions for manufacturing to help this job machine thrive.

In a scathing rebuke of the importance of U.S. manufacturing in The New Yorker (“What’s So Great About Manufacturing?”) James Ledbetter attempted to dismantle the benefits of manufacturing in our transformational age. Ledbetter, who is editor of Inc. Magazine and this website, is wrong. Here are 8 reasons U.S. manufacturing is great for America and critically important to focus policy solutions to help this job machine thrive.

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The power of Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing

Just as manufacturing has seen huge benefits from Lean, automation and advanced IT, Artificial Intelligence promises to be the next breakthrough in productivity improvement. AI-driven analytics and real-time insights have already begun to help businesses grow their revenues and market shares – image courtesy of Microsoft.

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Evaluating the Impact of Manufacturing Extension Services on Establishment Performance

This study examines the effects of receipt of business assistance services from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) on manufacturing establishment performance. The results generally indicate that MEP services have had positive and significant impacts on establishment productivity and sales per worker for the 2002 to 2007 period with some exceptions based on employment size, industry, and type of service provided.

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American Inventions Made (AIM) Onshore Prize Competition

American scientists and engineers invent transformative energy technologies every day, but these innovators often do not have manufacturing expertise – or know where to find it. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) prize competition is seeking creative, specific, and innovative proposals from intermediary organizations – accelerators, incubators, universities, and others...

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The Future of Automation - What will it look like for Manufacturing?

What will the future of automation look like for manufacturing? Whether you’re a small, medium, or large operation, the continued shortage in the workforce and increased global competition will force you to strategically think and streamline the standard ways of doing business.

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