This educational publication covers industry hot topics such as cost reduction and lean manufacturing, and improving business management.
What does a manufacturing customer want in a supplier?
More companies are issuing environmental, energy management and sustainability guidelines for suppliers. Those leading companies want to see continuous reductions in a supplier’s CO2 emissions, packaging waste, water consumption, energy usage and other environmental impacts.
Tom Reed, Catalyst Connection
Lean is a systematic method for eliminating waste.
We believe that next big thing in continuous improvement is small: kata. Kata is a small, structured routine that becomes second nature through practice.
You are an expert at running the manufacturing side of your company.
Costs for manufacturing companies come in two main categories: business costs and manufacturing costs. Here’s a look at some common budget mistakes in both areas, along with ideas for avoiding them.
Stay up-to-speed on best practices and the latest industry-specific tends, hot topics and banking strategies.
PNC and the 27 National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers we work with across our footprint share a commitment to supporting manufacturers. The MEP executives who have contributed articles to this special edition of Smart Business want to help position you for success, too.
Phil Mintz, North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) talks about student programs in robot and mechanical design as well as engineering. Students need to see how these activities fit into real factory settings.
The Retain your talented employees by using them to grow
Inviting your talented team members to help grow your company is one of the best ways to make sure those employees feel valued. by Rich Meyer, Purdue’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP)/Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
Outstanding opportunities to connect with students
Manufacturers across the country are grappling with the skilled worker shortage as they struggle to find the talent they need to meet their growing demands. by Chuck Hadden, Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA)
Managing millennials: Tips for today’s supervisors
Today’s managers can enhance millennial employee motivation, productivity and loyalty by aligning their company’s recognition strategies with the needs, preferences and values of today’s new professionals. by Eric Joseph Esoda, Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC)
Are you tech-savvy with your business? How about your employees' payroll? PNC has payroll tools for you. We've got DIY online payroll, time-and-attendance solutions, ways to handle employee tax payments and more.
Resources, Perspectives and Insights from PNC
Find out more about PNC’s experts, values and priorities through interesting stories on timely and relevant topics such as finance and the economy, community involvement and banking innovation.
Here’s a guide to help you think through how to keep and store your most important documents, but also know what you can shred.
Student loan debt doesn’t have to be overwhelming and expensive. Consider a variety of tools to help manage it.
Cash Flow Challenges is a weekly blog that gives you insights on the top cash flow challenges business owners are facing today.
Hear Gene Marks, whose The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine and The Huffington Post columns on management are read weekly by hundreds of thousands of owners of small and medium-sized businesses across the country. Gene’s columns, presentations and frequent appearances on Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC and CNBC are thought-provoking and entertaining.
The rise of third-party logistics companies, known as 3PLs, provides new options to reduce costs in supply chain operations. They can help you handle the physical and IT aspects of logistics and save you time and money. This podcast explores specific ways they can achieve these goals and gives insights about how to find and partner with quality 3PLs.
Four manufacturing experts share their experiences developing good communications skills over a lifetime. From listening intentionally to working hard to establish face-to-face meetings, ideas for honing communication skills can lead to greater success.
As 3-D printing has matured into a more versatile and capable technology since its beginnings in the 1980s, it is transforming relationships between customers and suppliers. To keep up with such dramatic changes, suppliers need to use 3-D printing to their own advantage.
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