A manufacturing business is any business that uses parts, materials in raw form, and components to assemble finished goods. Manufacturing businesses can decide whether to sell their products to other manufacturers, wholesalers or distributors, or directly to the consumer. A manufacturer includes a merchandising production with labor, tools, machines, formulation, biological processing, and chemical processing. The raw material undergoes a process transforming it into a final product.
How manufacturers make a difference
If you look back to 1979, manufacturing is twice what it was at that time. Important changes and new ideas in technology are making manufacturing much more efficient. Another change that might be surprising to some is how many college graduates are now employed in the manufacturing industry. Since 2000, it is almost a 17% increase.
The field of manufacturing depends greatly on electrical construction. This work is done in plants with cable design, installation of electrical systems, wireless networks, energy efficient electrical installation, backup power, and maintenance.
A manufacturing company would also need an electrical construction company that specializes in measurement instrumentation, SCADA/PLC systems, and automated process controls.
Telstar Instruments is a leader in industrial electrical construction. They provide services in a broad array of industries, including food and beverage, water and wastewater, pharmaceutical/life sciences, and industrial/manufacturing.
How to have a successful production line
The manufacturing industry is going strong and is here to stay. There is really nothing we can hold in our hand or see with our eyes that has not gone through some type of manufacturing. The goods that we buy each day have all undergone some form of the manufacturing process. Here are a few ideas on how to be successful and what it takes to run a strong production line:
- Gain a full understanding of the product- this may seem obvious, but there are some manufacturers who didn’t get a complete understanding of their product before they started the manufacturing process. If you manufacture food products, for example, you need to know what you have to do to keep food safe for consumption; such as the temperature and packaging.
- Ensure every aspect of safety is met- there are tons of safety risks especially with production lines. For one, the handling of materials and heavy machinery is dangerous. Secondly, electrical items can be fire risks. There are many hazards, so it’s imperative to use due diligence in using safety measures.
- Make sure to use the right equipment and tools for heavy loads- from educating workers to bend the knees while lifting, to using the proper equipment, it’s imperative to handle heavy loads properly to prevent injuries.
- Stay track of the inventory- keeping abreast of your spreadsheets and doing physical routine checks on what is on stock and what is ordered is required to ensure the stock does not run out.
Staying abreast of the manufacturing industry
The Manufacturing USA site is a reputable source from the government where there are always manufacturing updates available. This site is the nation’s innovation network for manufacturing.
It began in 2014, and it brings federal, academia, and industry partners together in a growing, advanced, manufacturing network to promote a sustainable and robust United States research and development infrastructure, and to gain more US manufacturing competitiveness.
Manufacturing USA keeps this network updated with announcements and news. For instance, they had an article in March 2018 that talked about a competition for the reusable considerations of the manufacturing processes.
Manufacturers are the fabric of our society. Many men and women have been provided a good living, and a retirement, by being employed in the manufacturing industry. From automobiles to clothing, from food to lawnmowers; the manufacturing industry is vital and it keeps us moving.
To keep up with growing consumer demand, U.S. manufacturing productivity has grown significantly since the end of the recession in 2009. More than one million American jobs in the last 8 years have been added. It is projected to continue its steady growth movement in 2018. The bottom line is manufacturing is a lucrative business that is here to stay.