Lisa Anderson Discusses Ripple Effects of the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

In the aftermath of the catastrophic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, President of LMA Consulting Group Inc., emphasizes the profound and wide-ranging impacts on global supply chains. The bridge’s destruction not only disrupts local traffic and logistics but also sends shockwaves through international trade routes, highlighting the critical need for robust supply chain resilience strategies.

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Skills Gap Challenge for Manufacturing Success

By Lisa Anderson

According to a study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, two million jobs could go unfilled in the sector by 2030. The cost in 2030 alone could potentially total $1 trillion. Worse yet, the surveyed manufacturers said it is 36 percent harder to find the right talent than in 2018, and 77 percent of manufacturers expect to have ongoing difficulties attracting and retaining manufacturing employees.

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2024 Brushware March-April Issue: World Brush Expo Roundtable

 

Brushware’s 2024 March-April issue features our roundtable interview with World Brush Expo leaders Chris Monahan, Alessandro Acquaderni and Marco Momoli in addition to a user case study from Wohler on the installation of new SBM 840 with customer Flex Trim A/S. You will also find details on the upcoming ABMA Convention set for Florida in March. PLUS: Manufacturing Skills Gap, Final US Import/Export Stats for 2023 and a new machine spotlight for Roth Composite Machinery.

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Integrate AI in Manufacturing to Raise the Bar

By Lisa Anderson

According to Polaris Market Research, the market size of artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing is predicted to grow more than 41 percent during the next decade. Although the latest Sikich Industry Pulse found that less than 20 percent of manufacturers have started to implement AI, those wanting to thrive in the next decade are pursuing AI strategies that make sense to support their business objectives. AI can help manufacturers target where to focus and automate mundane tasks.

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2024 Brushware January-February Issue: Schaefer Brush Profile

 

Brushware’s 2024 January-February issue features an in-depth profile on Wisconsin manufacturer Schaefer Brush along with coverage of the current and future impact of Artificial Intelligence for manufacturing. The edition also offers our annual look back at the top brush industry stories for 2023 along with our Digital 40 Power List highlighting the brands and leaders that stood out in 2023. Rounding out the issue, readers will also enjoy our guide to interior paintbrushes and the updated third-quarter U.S. Import/Export data for 2023.

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Evaluating ERP Systems and Related Technologies

By Lisa Anderson

Only companies that automate, digitize and utilize modern ERP systems and advanced technologies will survive, let alone thrive during the next decade. There is no doubt that volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) have increased in importance since the pandemic, and even though progress has occurred, there is no end in sight. Navigating these turbulent times while providing superior customer service and delivering profitable growth requires different ways of thinking and doing business. Advanced technologies are no longer nice to have; they are the cornerstone to success.

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2023 Brushware November-December Combo Issue

 

Brushware’s 2023 November-December Machinery Showcase & Supplier/Manufacturer Spotlight issue weighs in as the biggest issue of the year and includes full coverage of the 63rd FEIBP Congress in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Readers will also enjoy an early look at Phillip M. Perry’s 2024 Economic Forecast. Up front, the issue includes columns from Lisa Anderson on evaluating and choosing an ERP platform along with 10 Must Do’s For Small to Medium Businesses from Global Shop Solutions’ Adam Grabowski. The digital version also includes our full Economic Dashboard with September PMI reports from key brush manufacturing countries.

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Prepared Manufacturers Will Thrive as Supply Chain Risks Abound

By Lisa Anderson

Executives are tired after surviving the pandemic, navigating supply chain disruptions, handling soaring inflation, and dealing with one challenge after another. However, it is not time to rest as supply chain risks abound. From the Russia-Ukraine war to China’s aggression in the South China Sea and as well as hurricanes, strikes and bank failures, supply chain risks are not abating; they are simply changing.

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