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How SF&E is Cutting Lead Times - Again.

The Throughput Improvement Project has brought positive results for our foundry and the customers we serve. Read about how we beat our own goal to cut our lead times in half.

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3 Ways to Prepare Your Supply Chain for a Post-COVID-19 Trade Rebound

Andrew Blasi Jr., director at Crowell and Moring International shares actionable advice on how to move forward and support global trade as the world starts to recover from COVID-19. Rebounding will be easier said than done, of course, but according to Blasi there are a few key factors that will redefine how the world economy runs in the future.

Eager to Lead: Tips for the Up-and-Coming Manufacturing Manager

Are you primed for leadership? Here are 6 tactics to help you grow as a manufacturing leader and master each new role throughout your career.


Conferences to check out and update on your calendar

  • North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit - September 9-10, ILDetails 
  • Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference - September 13-16, FL: Details
  • ASQ Quality 4.0 Summit - September 28, TX: Details
  • Gartner Supply Chain Symposium Xpo - November 2-5, FL: Details
  • Industry Week's Manufacturing & Technology Event - December 1-3, FL: Details
  • Manufacturing Leadership Summit - December 3-5, FL: Details
  • National Technical & Operating (T&O) Conference - December 9-12, IL: Details

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