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Working for the Employee, Creating Success

August 19, 2019

Unfortunately, gone are the days that the majority of employees stay with a company for decades. All the perks and benefits in the world will not keep retention levels high. It takes leadership appreciating staff. Employees respect and follow servant leadership. Companies should work for…

Drones in Manufacturing: Benefits, Drawbacks and Outlook

August 15, 2019

Once only for kids and hobbyists, drones are becoming increasingly useful in industries of all kinds. Will drones be the new norm in manufacturing? Some say, “yes.” Benefits There are several areas in which drones stand to benefit manufacturing companies, including speed, safety and efficiency…

Tackling Cost Allocation in Complex Project Environments

August 12, 2019

Generating the right resource forecasting, labor-hour scheduling or resource allocation information can be a challenge for project-oriented manufacturers. Tracking the right metrics is crucial when planning and carrying out manufacturing projects. In particular, one should be aware of estimate to complete by hours and estimate…

It is Hard To Imagine a World Without Engineers

August 07, 2019

Almost 112 years ago, on August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming. Since that time, licensure has expanded and professional engineers across the United States have made the commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare….

Why OEMs Are Building More Factories During Global Sales Slump

August 05, 2019

Nissan is reportedly cutting approximately 10% of its global workforce, some 12,500 people. Ford may be in the process of cutting some 7,000 salaried workers by the end of August. Compared to 2018, car sales in western Europe were down 3.5% in the first half of 2019. In China, passenger…

Open Position: Middle TN Business Development Manager

August 02, 2019

Sustained Quality Group has an immediate opening for a Middle Tennessee Business Development Manager. If you meet the requirements listed below, we would love to have you a part of our team. Qualified and interested candidates may email resume to Michael Huffman and Stephen Tipps…

Additive Manufacturing’s Future Impact on Automotive Product Design and Development

July 31, 2019

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology is being adopted across many different industries, providing unique advantages and challenges for each. The automotive and aerospace and defense industries were the two largest markets for additive manufacturing in 2018, according to ARC Advisory Group research. Combined, these two industries…

Facing American Manufactures’ Top Challenge

July 29, 2019

Marking the one-year anniversary of the National Council for the American Worker, the President and Ivanka Trump, special advisor to the President, signed the Pledge to American Workers. The pledge asks companies and trade groups nationwide to commit to expand programs that educate, train and re-skill…

Reinventing the Wheel

July 25, 2019

Flat tires or dangerous blowouts may soon be a thing of the past. Michelin is working on manufacturing an airless wheel assembly technology for passenger vehicles called Uptis, which stands for Unique Puncture-Proof Tire System. Michelin Group Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Eric Vinesse, said…

Supply Chains’ Increasing Demand on Carbon-Intensive Aluminium

July 23, 2019

The volume of aluminum in vehicle manufacturing supply chains has been rising almost since the first cars rolled-off a production line. This trend is set to accelerate in the coming years due to several factors. Global sales of electric vehicles surged 63 percent in 2018…