Steven Calhoun

Steven Calhoun

Content Strategist

Recent posts by Steven Calhoun

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A Recession Business Strategy for Manufacturing Companies

By Steven Calhoun on Jun 15, 2022 4:24:46 PM

You’ve likely heard the forecasts  of an impending recession. Some people might even have warned you of the possibility of a depression. We’re in no place to make a judgment on whether or not these predictions will come true, but we do know what you can do to prepare, just in case.

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How to Fix Manufacturing Skills Training

By Steven Calhoun on Jun 10, 2022 1:50:07 PM

The skilled labor shortage has been a persistent problem in manufacturing for some time now. What’s causing this, and how do we fix it?

Topics: Workforce Innovation
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Come and Make It - Episode 1

By Steven Calhoun on Jun 3, 2022 11:43:56 AM

 

In this episode of "Come and Make It," Steven Calhoun and Emily Tompkins discuss:
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Benefits of US Manufacturing

By Steven Calhoun on May 11, 2022 10:59:59 AM

Reshoring is a hot topic due to the shocks to the supply chain over the past few years. Maybe you’re considering reshoring, but aren’t sure if it will be worth the trouble. What are the benefits of reshoring which so many people are saying you should be doing?

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The Future of Manufacturing: Real-Time Agile Manufacturing

By Steven Calhoun on May 6, 2022 10:42:34 AM

The next evolution of manufacturing will be true “lot size one” and will respond in real time to customer demands. Real-time agile manufacturing will require new approaches to production, including how labor capacity is managed, how production occurs (i.e. additive manufacturing, asset-light manufacturing), and how the supply chain is arranged (i.e. decentralized manufacturing).

Topics: Operational Excellence Megatrends
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The Future of Manufacturing: Asset-Light Manufacturing

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 28, 2022 1:40:13 PM

The future of manufacturing is localized, agile, asset-light, and focused on customization to meet each customer’s preference.

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Labor Capacity Fluctuations and How to Respond

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 22, 2022 11:00:00 AM

There are many reasons you might be lacking labor capacity to meet the day’s demand. Workforce burnout, sick employees, religious accommodations, PTO, and a tight labor market are all common causes of labor capacity fluctuations.

Topics: On-Demand Labor Workforce Innovation
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The Future of Manufacturing: Local, Decentralized Manufacturing

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 13, 2022 1:17:59 PM

The future of manufacturing is localized, agile, asset-light, and focused on customization to meet each customer’s preference.

Topics: Megatrends
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Veryable Wins MHI Innovation Award at MODEX 2022

By Steven Calhoun on Apr 6, 2022 9:45:00 AM

Veryable won the MHI Innovation Award for Best IT Innovation, awarded March 30, 2022 at MHI Industry Night at MODEX. Veryable’s on-demand labor marketplace competed with many other participants and won based on the concept, value, and impact as judged by professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry.

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The Future of Manufacturing: Additive Manufacturing

By Steven Calhoun on Mar 25, 2022 9:00:00 AM

The future of manufacturing is localized, agile, asset-light, and focused on customization to meet each customer’s preference.

Topics: Megatrends