The Material Handling and Supply Chain Blog

Making Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification a Standard

Written By: Sam Morris

January 9th, 2015

PMP CertificationOne of the most important considerations when selecting an integrator to supply a material handling system should be the quality and engagement of the integrator’s project management. This is why in 2015, all robotics project managers will need to be PMP certified…

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Cross-Training: The Key to Manufacturing Success

Written By: Ben Viorel

January 7th, 2015

Benefits of employee cross-trainingWhen it comes to manufacturing, schedules are constantly being shifted and moved around in order to accommodate projects in the most efficient way possible. In order to improve our productivity, we had to go against the traditional methods and adapt a dynamic cross-training method. Here are some tips to get your team started as well.

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Robot Spider Shows Off Impressive Tech

Written By: Reed Eason

December 23rd, 2014

Robot toyI came across this interesting little robot on YouTube through one of my favorite shows, Mythbusters. One of the stars, Adam Savage, who loves all sorts or crazy inventions and toys found this T8X Spider Bot from Robugtix, to be irresistible.

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Giving Thanks for Great Customers

Written By: Greg Martin

December 19th, 2014

Thank youIt’s always good, especially around the holiday season, to give thanks for all our good fortunes and blessings. In a professional setting, I especially like to give thanks to those who have made my job more fulfilling, challenging, and successful. At the forefront of those whom I am always most grateful for are my customers.

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Unforeseen Benefits of Adding Robot Labor to the Workplace

Written By: Geoff Schreiber

December 17th, 2014

Robot laborRobotic automation is becoming more commonplace in the manufacturing realm, with general industry and automotive parts suppliers leading the way. Modernizing factories throughout the Americas, the expected benefits have contributed to an increased number of robot installations, but the unexpected benefits have rapidly accelerated the pace of those installs.

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