What is Just in Time Manufacturing?

Have you heard of “just in time” manufacturing? Also referred to as “JIT,” this methodology seeks to reduce flow times within manufacturing while also minimizing response times between suppliers and customers. JIT manufacturing has origins dating back to the 1950s, … Read More

Know Your Screws and Their Uses

Our fastener experts at Fasteners, Inc. work hard to help you know your screws and their uses. Screws are one of the most popular and often used fasteners and although they may look alike, there are differences. Depending on your … Read More

Can Robots Help Strengthen the Manufacturing Industry?

Robots and other automated equipment have become an integral part of the manufacturing industry. They allow companies to manufacture products faster, more efficiently, and with less risk for human injury. But there’s been a growing debate in recent years regarding … Read More

President Trump Launches ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Campaign

In an effort to stimulate job growth and the nation’s economy, President Trump has embarked on a new “Buy American, Hire American” campaign. This campaign is designed to do just that: encourage people to buy American-made products and hire American … Read More

Manufacturing Factory Orders Up 1%

The American manufacturing industry continues to steam ahead in the right direction. While it experienced some stagnant growth and even contraction several years ago, it has since changed course. According to a new report published by the Commerce Department, orders … Read More

Know Your Bolts and Their Many Uses

There are so many kinds of bolts, but Fasteners, Inc. can help you get to know your bolts and their many uses. Basically, a bolt is a small metal rod with threads and a head and it uses a nut … Read More

What is a Reconfigurable Manufacturing System?

Originally developed by the University of Michigan College of Engineering’s Research Center, a reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS) is a system used by manufacturers that emphasizes the importance of being able to change and evolve rapidly in order to adjust its … Read More