Manufacturing Month Rewind

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC As promised in my last article, this month we’re taking a look back at Manufacturing Month 2023. NWIRC had some exciting activities on the schedule in October and I knew it would be great to…

Fundamental Tools to Drive Sales

True or false, the best time to increase resources towards growing sales is when sales are down and need a boost? The answer is a resounding FALSE. If you’re waiting until sales revenues are declining to initiate efforts to boost…

October is About Students and Manufacturing

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC National Manufacturing Day provides students, parents, and communities a glimpse of modern manufacturing. Held on the first Friday of October, it’s grown exponentially since starting back in 2012. Now, many recognize during the entire month…

Strategizing for the Talent Grab

by Kevin Smith, MBA SPHR HCS, President, Leaderstone and The Kevin Shabaar Smith Co The leaders of successful 21st century organizations understand the paradigm shift that has occurred over the last few decades. Gone are the days when long-term competitive…

Leveraging Your Workforce for Higher Productivity

by Max Krug, Future State Engineering Many companies are struggling to find qualified employees. Challenges include: few people are applying for the open positions, employees don’t show up for work or show up for a few days and don’t return,…

Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Series

The time to prepare yourself, your department, and your company for the future is now. Over your morning or during your lunch break, bring your biggest production, fulfillment, connectivity, reliability and labor issues to the experts at the Advanced Manufacturing…

Manufacturing Talent Stream

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC When it comes to manufacturing, the phrase ‘building a talent pipeline’ is commonly used when speaking about strategy to address the national and regional workforce challenges in the industry. When I think of pipeline, I…