Auto racing is a high pressure, high stakes world where results are measured in the thousands of a second, and small missteps can cost millions of dollars. Great racers have great pit crews. A driver can be an exceptional talent, but if they rely on a slow or error-prone crew, or an inexperienced crew chief, the driver’s chances for success dwindle. Nineteen engineering professionals that attended the IES-offered April 15 “Pit Crew Simulation” at Pit Crew U in Mooresville, NC quickly discovered those same metrics can be applicable to their companies and to their efforts to compete globally.
Our life is full of checks, rechecks and assessments that let us know if we are on track to reaching our goals, exceeding them, or- heaven forbid!- getting worse. But do we do the same with our companies? Do we periodically assess our strengths and weaknesses? Do we periodically let others inside our facility to evaluate our organization?
What can the US and North Carolina do in particular to stop the spread of this deadly disease even if there is no outbreak on our home turf?
"Master Builders" can save the Universe!
The Institute for Emerging Issues followed up its 2013 Emerging Issues Forum, @Manufacturing Works, with a year of investigating the challenges and opportunities modern manufacturing has for North Carolina by co-hosting local manufacturing community forums in 15 counties. IEI released its findings from these forums this week in a report titled "North Carolina's Manufacturing Future: Community-Level Challenges, Solutions and Action."
Introducing a new service to be offered by NCSU-IES called "Executive Peer Councils."
We are always looking for resources that will help manufacturers make better products and keep their companies profitable.
Congratulations to Tarboro, NC, electronics manufacturer Keihin Carolina System Technology on earning international certification in energy management.
Sochi Olympics 2014... Made in America and North Carolina! USA! USA! USA!
Innovative electronics firms may want to get involved with the Next Generation Power Electronics National Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered at NC State.
One of the best commercials during the "Big Game" emphasized whether it is possible to make a high quality consumer product, in this country, with domestic-sourced raw materials and with a talented American workforce.
We are still excited about the Next Generation Power Electronics National Manufacturing Innovation Institute announcement.
NC State University will soon be home to the Next Generation Power Electronics Institute.
The economic outlook for 2014 is pretty positive.
Manufacturing Day 2013 brought over 35,000 people to learn about modern manufacturing at 834 events in 48 states.
How much thought have you given to cyber security threats and the risk to your business?
The IES Executive Director's perspective on Manufacturing Day 2013.
This special extended episode of the "Manufacturing Minute" examines the "kP" rule for minimizing the cost of inspection of incoming parts and supplies.