Impact Dakota Blog is a blog dedicated to supporting North Dakota’s manufacturing community improve People, Purpose, Processes and Performance. Entries provide information on opportunities, new ideas, quick tips, celebrations of success, and well, frankly, anything to help you become a better manufacturer.
When most people think of lean processes, the prevailing attitude is that the goal is to optimize things in a step-by-step approach.
Nobody likes business to be slow. If you’re used to your production line working to capacity and suddenly business slows down, it can be a frustrating time. Down-time can actually provide a good opportunity to refocus before driving forward again. You may have a long down-time to-do list, but I want to encourage you to add three simple things that can have big cybersecurity rewards.
JTM needed to find a way to reduce the strength of the wastewater discharged at its facility. JTM partnered with the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), part of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the MEP National Network, for a one year project in collaboration with the Dale A. Seiberling Food Engineering Laboratory at The Ohio State University (OSU).
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a world-class research organization. We have phenomenal scientists and engineers with impeccable research credentials.
Cybersecurity threats are a huge business risk for all companies. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) — including manufacturers — are especially vulnerable to attacks.
Each new year brings about a period of reflection, where one can think back on the path that the previous year took us on. The coming year represents an even larger opportunity for reflection as the world enters a new decade.
I find that every so often it is good to step back and think about the current state of manufacturing in the broadest sense. We all see bits and pieces as part of our daily work with manufacturers across the country and from reading the news, but sometimes it can be difficult to put all those puzzle pieces into the whole.
Impact Dakota, Import/Export IQ, LLC, and the ND Trade Office, along with the support from a number of planning partners and sponsors, will be holding ExporTech beginning in March.
Last year’s Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) was an enormous success for U.S. manufacturers looking to engage the next generation of manufacturers. But how can you ensure the spark you kindled in the next generation finds fuel?
Innovative manufacturers are starting to use additive manufacturing (AM) to support a strategic approach to product design. This means specifying performance parameters and employing AM to support optimal design, part geometry and material selection, opening new doors to what’s possible. Learn more about this approach to part design with this account from senior design engineer Dave Pierson of MAGNET, part of the MEP National Network™.